Fort Smith Defective Product Attorneys
From the car you drive, to the medicines you take, and the toys you buy for your children, you have every right to expect that the products you use will be safe. Sadly, dangerous products make their way into the U.S. marketplace and injure consumers with disturbing regularity. As the Fort Smith defective product attorneys at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm know, there is no reason that you should have to pay for the negligence or oversight of a product’s manufacturer or designer on your own.
If you or a family member was injured because of a defective product, do not let the responsible party victimize you again; our Fort Smith legal team will do everything they can to help you pursue compensation for the injuries you were forced to suffer. Simply put, companies should not be able to get away with allowing unsafe products to make their way into the hands of consumers. Call McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm at (479) 783-0036 or contact us online to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Product manufacturers have teams of highly trained lawyers, and their insurance companies have teams of adjusters who are very skilled in legal and industrial tactics that will enable them to deny, delay, and defend against your claim, no matter its validity. After you seek medical treatment for your injuries and before you speak to anyone representing the company of the product that hurt you, it is essential to call a lawyer. The insurance company’s goal is to save money for the company they represent, not to be fair to you. You need someone who is looking out for your interests.
An experienced attorney working on your behalf and representing you can prevent insurance adjustors from tricking you into making statements that damage your claim. Our attorneys will be able to take them on while you heal from the injuries the product caused.
Going up against titans of industry and their teams of lawyers can be daunting, especially if you are also facing medical bills and lost wages and trying to recover your health. The justice system can be frightening and complicated. It can also be an emotional time for you and your family. A level-headed negotiator can help reach a settlement and advise you as to what is the best possible offer.
It is in your best interest to immediately call an attorney who will be able to file the paperwork correctly and meet all of the filing deadlines. Time is an issue in cases like this where there are statutes of limitations. An attorney with courtroom experience will be able to confidently take your case to trial, better protecting your rights in court and getting you the settlement that you deserve.
Why Choose McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm
You are our priority at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm. Our attorneys will handle your case with the compassion and understanding you deserve after suffering injuries because of someone else’s negligence. We will explain the entire process and keep you informed every step of the way in a kind and courteous manner. In fact, keeping clients informed and returning calls promptly are two of the promises we make in our Client Bill of Rights.
McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm can be your voice while you are recovering so that your suffering isn’t exacerbated by having to face corporate representatives who may be trying to manipulate you. Our attorneys have the experience to know their tricks.
The attorneys at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm have the highest academic credentials and are experienced analysts who can go through every piece of evidence to help determine liability. We understand what is essential to present and what should be used in negotiations. Our team has a tireless passion for protecting the rights of victims, and we will advocate hard for you using every possible opportunity for success in settling your case. We won’t rest until you’ve reached the best possible settlement.
Our firm will not accept payment until your case is settled, and if we do not win, you will not owe us anything. We are proud of our dedication to our Arkansas community and are not afraid to take on large insurance companies on your behalf. We are committed to championing justice and won’t let private corporations stomp all over your right to compensation.
Defective Product Claims in Fort Smith
Companies have a legal obligation to make products that are reasonably safe for consumer use. When they fail to meet this obligation, they can be held responsible for the damage their products do. With that in mind, our Fort Smith legal team possesses the experience and the resources to pursue any product liability claim, including those involving the following:
- Defective household appliances
- Toxic food products and containers
- Dangerous childcare products and toys
- Defective vehicles
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
Some specific products that are more commonly involved in product liability claims include:
- Car seats
- Power tools
- Heavy machinery
- Household appliances
- Contaminated food items
- Medical devices
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer, the engineering company, or the distributor—provided they knew or should have had reason to know the product was defective.
What Do I Have to Prove to Win a Defective Product Liability Suit?
Four things must be proven to successfully litigate a defective product liability lawsuit. For a judge to award your settlement, we first have to establish that you were injured or suffered some kind of damage.
Secondly, we must show the court that the product that caused your injuries was somehow defective or lacked proper warnings, labels, or instructions about how to safely handle the product (or of its potential hazards). We also have to demonstrate that the defect or lack of warnings or instructions was the specific cause of your injuries or damages. This defect must have been part of the product when you purchased it.
Lastly, we have to prove to the court that you were using the defective product more or less in the manner in which it was intended at the time of the injury. If you made any modifications to the device, these modifications can not have caused the defect.
For the best chance at winning a defective product liability suit, hire a skilled attorney. A lawyer can identify and gather all of the evidence needed to successfully negotiate a settlement or take your case to court and get you the justice that you deserve.
Consult with a Defective Product Attorney in Fort Smith
At McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm, our Fort Smith defective product attorneys will work with you to pursue a product liability claim that can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and any other resulting damages. To begin developing a legal strategy against the company responsible for your accident with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call our Fort Smith offices at (479) 783-0036 or fill out an online contact form today.