Product liability cases in Georgia refer to situations where a manufacturer or seller of a product is held legally responsible for any injuries or damages that the product caused to a user. These cases can be complicated, and it’s essential to know the damages you can recover if you decide to file a product liability claim in Georgia. In this post, we’ll explore the damages you can recover in a Georgia product liability case.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of using a defective product, you can recover medical expenses related to your treatment. These expenses may include hospital bills, doctor’s fees, medication costs, rehabilitation costs, and any other medical expenses incurred due to the product’s defect.
Lost Wages and Future Earnings
If your injuries from the defective product caused you to miss work, you can recover lost wages. In addition, if the injuries are severe and result in a permanent disability, you can also recover damages for your future lost earnings or earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
If you have experienced physical or emotional pain and suffering as a result of using a defective product, you may be entitled to recover damages for this. Pain and suffering damages compensate you for the physical pain, emotional trauma, and mental anguish that you have endured.
If the defective product damaged your property, you can also recover damages for this. Property damage may include damage to your home, car, or any other property that was damaged as a result of using the defective product.
In some cases, you may be entitled to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages intended to punish the defendant for their conduct and deter others from engaging in similar behavior. In Georgia, punitive damages are only awarded if the defendant’s conduct was malicious, intentional, or showed a conscious disregard for the safety of others.
In Georgia, product liability cases can be brought under three different theories: strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty. Strict liability means that the manufacturer or seller is liable for any damages caused by a defective product regardless of whether they were negligent. Negligence means that the manufacturer or seller was careless in some way that caused the product to be defective. Breach of warranty means that the manufacturer or seller failed to fulfill their promises or obligations regarding the product’s safety or quality.
It’s important to note that in Georgia, there is a statute of limitations for product liability claims. This means that you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim after the injury or damage occurred. The statute of limitations for product liability claims in Georgia is generally two years from the date of the injury or damage.
If you have suffered injuries or damages due to a defective product in Georgia, you may be entitled to recover damages under various theories of product liability. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and punitive damages. It’s important to seek the advice of an experienced product liability attorney to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to filing a product liability claim in Georgia, so don’t hesitate to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
At Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, we have experience helping clients with product liability cases in Georgia. We understand that these cases can be complex and stressful, and we are here to help. We can investigate the cause of your injuries or damages, identify liable parties, calculate damages, negotiate a settlement, and represent you in court if necessary.
Our attorneys have a deep understanding of Georgia product liability laws and have successfully represented clients in various product liability cases. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries or damages.
If you have been injured or suffered damages due to a defective product in Georgia, we can help. We offer personalized attention and aggressive representation to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you with your product liability case.