Our Charlotte Product Injury Lawyers Will Work Hard to Help You with Your Product Injury Lawsuit

Although it may seem like defective and dangerous products do not appear in the market regularly, accidents caused by them are more common than you may think. Should you suffer an injury because of a dangerous product, you may end up with medical bills, while missing time at work. This situation can leave you in a difficult financial position. You did not deserve to end up in this situation. The entity responsible for providing the product to you may be held accountable.

Product manufacturers may not be interested in paying the full settlement amount you deserve. If you want to bring a product injury lawsuit, contact our Charlotte product injury lawyers today for a free consultation. Call the Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm at (704) 377-3770 to start the process. You are under no obligation to hire us after the consultation.

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Sumwalt Anderson’s Experience Can Help With Your Product Liability Case

The team at Sumwalt Anderson has decades of experience representing clients after they have suffered injuries because of the negligence of others. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies, bringing the facts to light that show why you deserve a financial settlement in your product injury lawsuit. Should the insurer refuse to negotiate fairly, our product liability lawyers in Charlotte appreciate the opportunity to bring your case to trial and to show a judge or jury the facts.

Our Charlotte product injury attorneys do not let a challenging case throw us for a loop. We do not allow insurance companies attempt to bully our clients into accepting a settlement that does not truly reflect their injuries and their long-term health outlook. You can be certain that we will stand by your side from the time you choose to hire us until we reach the conclusion in the case.

What Kinds of Compensation Can Be Part of a Product Injury Lawsuit Settlement?

When you are seeking damages for your physical injuries and emotional trauma related to the accident involving the dangerous product, multiple types of reimbursement are possible. Trust that our team will work tirelessly to uncover every type of award that you could receive as part of the case. Types of compensation for which you could be eligible may include:

  • Medical bills: Any medical costs associated with treatment for your injuries should be part of your settlement. These may include surgeries, ambulance transport, hospital stays, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and other types of care.
  • Lost wages: If you were unable to work while you recovered from your injuries, the wages you missed out on earning should be part of the settlement.
  • Future financial concerns: Should you need ongoing medical care of some sort, should you be unable to work as many hours as you did before the defective product accident, or should both of these circumstances occur, you can receive an estimate to cover your future financial losses in these areas as part of the settlement.
  • Emotional trauma: If you suffered some sort of emotional trauma related to the dangerous product’s failure, such as nightmares, an inability to sleep, a loss of time with your family, a reduction in your quality of life, or similar issues, you can receive a financial award for the trauma.
  • Ongoing pain: With some injuries related to defective products, you may have pain that will never go away, as well as disfigurement or disablement. You can receive an award for these hardships.
  • Punitive damages: Depending on the circumstances in your case, you may be eligible to receive a financial award amount meant to punish the negligent party for reckless and extensive misconduct.

Our Charlotte Product Injury Lawyers Will Provide Advice at Every Step

After you hire us, we will take over the negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. This means you can focus on your recovery, rather than spending time on the phone speaking with insurance company representatives and answering questions. We will take the time to understand your concerns over your health future. We want to know your goals for the settlement in the case as well. The better we get to know you, the more accurately we can represent you in the negotiation phase.

As we work through the various aspects of your case, we will keep you informed. We never want you to feel in the dark about what is happening. Should the insurance company make a settlement offer or request that you make a decision on something, we will communicate with you about the next step. We will provide advice, but the decision in how we proceed always belongs to you.

How Do I Know If I Have a Product Injury Lawsuit Claim?

Our Charlotte Product Injury Lawyers Know Defective Product Injuries Are More Common Than You May Think

According to the National Safety Council, almost 11 million Americans annually end up needing emergency department medical care after an injury resulting from a consumer product. Not all of these injuries occurred because of a defective product, but issues with poor instructions, badly manufactured components, and dangerous designs leave a large number of people with a financial loss after an accident.

North Carolina statute § 99B explains who could be liable in a products liability claim. These may include the person or entity that . . .

  • Designed the product
  • Assembled the product
  • Fabricated the product
  • Produced or constructed the product
  • Prepared a component for the product
  • Sold the product
  • Distributed the product.

Figuring out where the error occurred that led to your product liability accident can help us determine which entities to hold liable. If a seller misrepresented the product, the seller could be liable, for example. If the person who assembled the product made an error, this could be a sign of liability. Our team of Charlotte attorneys will work hard to find exactly where the error happened.

What Injuries Often Lead to a Product Liability Lawsuit?

When you use a product properly, but it fails anyway, a number of potential injuries are possible, including:

  • Crushing: A crushing injury could occur if a product overturns or tips during use.
  • Fire and explosion: A product that burns or explodes when it fails could leave the victim with permanent disfiguring injuries.
  • Chemical burns: When working with chemicals, if the product does not have the proper safety instructions included, victims could use the chemicals incorrectly, exposing themselves to burns.
  • Fall from height: A scaffolding, ladder, or safety railing that fails under pressure could result in an impact injury for the victim after a fall.
  • Vehicle accident: If a tire on a truck bursts or if the brakes on the truck fail, the driver could lose control, resulting in a crash.
  • Head injury: Those who wear a helmet or a hardhat to work or for recreational purposes could suffer a head injury if the helmet shatters on impact.
  • Loss of limbs: A power tool or machine could cause the victim to suffer damage to a limb or to fingers if it does not have clear instructions for safe usage or if it is missing safety guards and emergency stop capabilities.
  • Medical issues: If a medical device does not operate as intended, it could leave the victim without the treatment required for a serious illness.

You may have the right to seek a claim for a defective product if the product’s failure directly leads to your injuries or if the product’s failure causes a greater level of injury than you may have had without the failure.

Our Charlotte Product Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Take on Your Product Injury Lawsuit

Cases involving defective products can be quite challenging to win. Product makers may refuse to take any responsibility for a poorly designed product, attempting to blame you for using it inappropriately. But when you did not make any errors, you should not have to suffer through such accusations. Our team is ready to help. Contact Sumwalt Anderson at (704) 377-3770 as soon as possible for a free case review.

Common Questions Our Clients Have About Their Product Injury Lawsuit

When clients hire us to represent them in a defective product case, our Charlotte product liability lawyers are readily available to answer questions. Here are some of the most common questions our clients have for us.

  • Do I need to see a doctor for my injuries when I want to file a product liability lawsuit?

    Because the settlement in a faulty product injury accident should reimburse you for medical costs and financial losses, you will need an official medical report from a doctor to seek a claim. The manufacturer of the product is not going to simply ask you to list your health concerns and then pay you accordingly. You will need to have a doctor verify the extent of your injuries before the insurance company will take your product liability case seriously.

  • Do I really need to hire Charlotte product injury attorneys?

    North Carolina state law does not require victims of defective products to hire legal representation. You certainly have the ability to try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company on your own. In fact, most insurers would prefer that you do not hire a law firm. However, when you try to negotiate by yourself, you could be at a disadvantage against an insurance company that deals with settlements like this on a regular basis and that has multiple attorneys on its side.

  • How long do I have to file my product injury lawsuit?

    In North Carolina, an injured party has up to three years from the date the injury occurred to file a lawsuit, as specified in North Carolina statute § 1-52. Our product liability lawyers in Charlotte, NC, recommend that you contact us as quickly as possible after the accident. This gives us the best chance of collecting evidence and facts to aid in attempting to win your case.

  • What if a defective product killed my family member?

    If the worst occurs and a loved one suffers a fatality because of the dangerous product, family members have the right to seek a judgment against the negligent entity that caused the product failure. In a case like this, our Charlotte wrongful death lawyers will seek to win a judgment for the family that provides a financial award for emergency medical costs before your loved one died, funeral expenses, pain and suffering for your loved one, an award for loss of companionship and care, and other items.

You Can Afford to Hire Sumwalt Anderson’s Product Liability Lawyers

When you hire the team at Sumwalt Anderson for your product injury lawsuit, you do not need to pay us any money ahead of time. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means our fee will come from a percentage of the final settlement value. If we do not win a settlement or judgment in your favor, you will not owe us any fee. This type of fee structure benefits victims in a product liability case, who may be facing financial hardships because of an inability to work while they recover from their injuries.

Our Charlotte, N.C., attorneys understand the challenges you are facing after a dangerous product leaves you with injuries. We know that you are placing a lot of faith in our abilities to help you win a settlement, and we do not take this responsibility lightly. We will work as hard as we can to collect the facts in your case that show why you deserve the settlement amount we are seeking in your product liability lawsuit.

We understand what it takes to try to win a product injury lawsuit. Trust that we will not back down from tough cases and unfair insurers. Call our Charlotte product injury lawyers today at (704) 377-3770 for a free consultation.

Attorney Richard Anderson

attorney richard andersonRichard “Rick” Anderson is a native Charlottean. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993. Rick focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, medical negligence, and catastrophic personal injury cases. You will find Rick to be an honest and dedicated advocate ready to fight for his clients. When he accepts your case, Rick makes a personal commitment to you and uses his 27 years of knowledge and experience to advance your lawsuit to achieve a successful outcome. [ Attorney Bio ]

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