Louisiana Product Liability Attorney
State law carries very specific requirements for pursuing compensation
All too often, individuals automatically blame themselves when they suffer injury, while using what is actually a dangerous or defective product. Whether you were injured by a power tool, your child was injured by a defective toy, or even if injuries were sustained due to the blow-out of a brand new tire, Louisiana defective product attorney James Kirk Piccione can help accident victims determine if they can collect damages under Louisiana law.
Identifying dangerous products
The Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) sets forth four ways in which a product can be unreasonably dangerous:
- Construction or composition. A product that materially deviates from the standards and specifications of the manufacturer, or from other identical products developed by the same manufacturer, after leaving the control of the manufacturer.
- Design. When an alternative design existed that could have prevented injuries sustained by someone using the product.
- Inadequate warning. When a product has characteristics that can cause damage, and the manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings of those characteristics.
- Not conforming to an express warranty. When someone uses the product in direct accordance with an express warranty that turns out to be untrue.
The language of the LPLA is detailed in its requirements, and it identifies numerous situations not covered by its provisions. Louisiana defective product lawyer James Kirk Piccione has the detailed understanding of this law to help determine if its provisions apply to the injuries sustained by his clients.
Determining liability in defective product cases
Assuming you use a product as intended, any number of individuals can be responsible in a defective product injury. A few examples include the following:
- The manufacturer. If you used a product that was not altered by anyone else from the time it left the manufacturer, until you purchased it, the manufacturer may be at fault for your injuries.
- The store where it was purchased. If it can be shown that store personnel may have removed critical parts, instructions, or warning documentation from the package before you purchased it, their negligence may have caused your injuries.
- Delivery personnel. If the product was damaged in transit and that damage caused your injuries, the delivery personnel may be responsible for the accident.
Your attorney must work closely with you to determine precisely how you acquired the product and to assess its condition before you used it.
A skilled Louisiana product liability lawyer
If you are injured from the use of a dangerous or defective product, you need an attorney who understands Louisiana product liability law, and who will work with you to determine the causes behind your accident. Mr. Piccione has the track record, experience, and tenacity needed to help you pursue full compensation for your losses.
Our firm is committed to providing aggressive, competent legal representation to recover damages suffered by our clients in Acadia Parish, Vermilion Parish, Lafayette and cities throughout Louisiana. James Kirk Piccione has an established civil litigation practice in Southern Louisiana. For the best chance at receiving financial compensation for your personal injury, you need an experienced attorney. Contact the law firm of James Kirk Piccione at 337-233-9030.