Product Liability Attorneys in Durham

Seek Compensation When Manufacturers Fail to Protect You

Injuries can occur in seemingly harmless situations when products used in everyday life are defective or suddenly malfunction. Consumers rightly expect the things we use daily in our homes and workplace to function properly. When manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, or retailers provide a product that fails and causes injury to you or death to a family member, you should seek compensation.

It is vital to immediately contact our Durham personal injury lawyers if you have been seriously injured. Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau has been successful in pursuing products liability cases throughout the state. Call us today at (919) 701-8132.

Defective Vehicle Products

Defects in your motor vehicle may lead to serious injuries or death, particularly in rollovers accidents.

Other serious injuries or death can be a result of inadequate and unsafe:

  • Roofs
  • Seatbelts/restraints
  • Door latches
  • Airbags
  • Seat backs
  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Fuel fires
  • Survival space
  • Window glazing

One of the most troubling aspects of motor vehicle defects is the driver’s inability to detect a problem until it is too late. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an accident, a defective product may be responsible for the injury, or for its severity, and you should consider contacting our seasoned Durham product liability attorneys.

Defective Medical Devices & Drugs

Medical devices save thousands of lives, but when a poorly designed, manufactured, or labeled, they can cause serious injury or wrongful death. Implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, valves, leads, and stents as well as hip and knee replacements can improve your life. Defects in these products can cause severe reactions.

In addition, many drugs can cause serious illness, such as:

  • Drugs approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) then found to have harmful side effects over a longer timeframe
  • Drugs having an undiscovered, until it was too late, conflict with other drugs or foods
  • Medications that were improperly manufactured and do not meet specified purity or dosage levels

File Your Claim As Quickly As Possible

The product must be preserved for a products liability case. It is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible. A potential products liability case should be investigated before memories fade, physical evidence is lost, and the condition of the product deteriorates. The longer the wait before seeking legal counsel, the more difficult it is to prove a product liability case.

North Carolina limits the time you have to bring a claim against the manufacturer, supplier, or retailer of a defective product in two ways. Under statutes of limitation, a lawsuit must be filed within three years of an injury or within two years of a death. In addition, under the Statute of Repose, a lawsuit must be filed within 12 years from when the product was first sold for use.

When You Need Help, Trust Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau

Over the years, our Durham personal injury lawyers have successfully resolved difficult and complex products liability cases.

This includes:

  • Having established relationships with specialists and a thorough understanding of product defect-related issues
  • Staying up-to-date with industry trends and regulations
  • Having the proven skills and experience necessary to reach a reasonable outcome by settlement or trial
  • Defending your rights against corporation lawyers who specialize in defeating claims like yours
  • Working on a contingency fee basis so you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one as a result of a defective product, contact Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau for an initial consultation.