Maryville Personal Injury Attorney Mark C. Hartsoe represents people who are injured by defective products in Blount County and throughout Tennessee. Mr. Hartsoe also represents families who suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, when that death was caused by the use of a defective product. Defective products may include automobiles or car parts, cribs and toys, food items and medications, construction materials and hair products—any of the products used in Tennessee every day. Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip-and-fall incidents are sometimes caused by defective products.
In Tennessee as elsewhere, manufacturers and merchants are expected to bring to market products that are safe when used according to their accompanying instructions, or when used in a foreseeable way. If a product is defectively manufactured, defectively designed, or accompanied by inadequate warnings, the manufacturers and suppliers of that product may be held legally responsible for the harm caused by that product’s defect.
Product liability claims may be brought against a product manufacturer as well as against various merchants along the supply chain through which the product ultimately reached the injured party. Product liability claims may be based on a variety of legal theories, including strict liability in tort, negligence, breach of expressed warranties, breach of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, failure to discharge a duty to warn or instruct, misrepresentation, concealment, and non-disclosure.
However, it may be difficult to prove that a product was defective or unreasonably dangerous at the time when it left the control of the manufacturer or seller. In product liability cases, a prompt and thorough investigation is crucial. Injured parties need to take appropriate steps to preserve physical evidence and take witness statements. Physical evidence must evaluated by well-qualified experts as soon as possible. Photographs and video must be taken promptly to preserve critical evidence.
Maryville Personal Injury Attorney Mark C. Hartsoe stands ready to assist you in gathering and preserving the important evidence required for a successful outcome in your product liability case. He also brings to each case his decades of experience in handling product liability cases in Blount County and throughout Tennessee, his in-depth understanding of the relevant Tennessee laws, his knowledge of well-respected experts who can evaluate and provide testimony about key evidence, and his outstanding negotiation and advocacy skills.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries caused by a defective product, please contact the Hartsoe Law Firm as soon as possible. Time limitations do apply to product liability claims, and key evidence may be lost with the passage of time. In order to maximize your chances of making a successful claim for compensation, please contact us today by calling (865) 524-5657, or filling out and submitting our online “Contact Us” form.