As consumers, we expect our products to be safe to use. When a defective product leads to injury, you may be able to file a claim. The Birmingham products liability lawyers of Mezrano Law Firm handle complex claims on behalf of clients throughout Alabama. If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, call us today.
At Mezrano Law Firm, our product liability lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means they will not charge you anything until they win a settlement in or out of court. A contingency fee means our lawyers will work hard for your case, and you do not have more expenses during a hard time. To schedule a free consultation, reach out to our lawyers today. We also offer contingency fee schedules for the following practice areas:
Product liability claims have a one-year statute of limitations. Product liability claims have a shorter statute of limitations than other types of personal injury claims. After ten years, however, you are barred from making a claim.
Most people have bought or used a defective product at some point. Usually, you take it back to the store and return it for one that works. However, when a product defect causes you a severe injury, there is more at stake than simply getting your money back. Under Alabama law, you can file a product liability lawsuit by any of the following:
Some defective products have been manufactured and distributed to thousands across the country. When this happens, the litigation surrounding it is called a mass tort. (A “tort” is an infringement upon a civil right.) People across the country often band together in a claim against the company. This is called a class action: the injured people are the “class,” and the lawsuit is the “action.” But you don’t have to join a class action, even if the product that hurt you is part of a mass tort. You can still file an individual lawsuit, depending on your specific circumstances. Some of the dangerous and defective products that have led to both individual and class action lawsuits include:
Our Birmingham product liability lawyers from Mezrano Law Firm can help you decide which option is best for you.
We will never know exactly how much we can go after until after the discovery phase. To determine the compensation you deserve, we will look at:
Finally, you could be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish a wrongdoer. Alabama caps these damages at 3x the amount of the compensatory damages OR $1.5 million, whichever is less. Additionally, if your loved one dies because of a defective product, your lawsuit automatically becomes a wrongful death lawsuit.