New Orleans Product Liability Defense Attorney
Importance of Hiring a Product Liability Defense Lawyer
The American Bar Association recently reported that the Consumer Product
Safety Commission is expected to engage in even tighter regulation and
enforcement against manufacturers and other consumer product businesses.
If these predictions bear out, it will become increasingly easy for plaintiffs
to bring product liability lawsuits against manufacturers and for them
to win such actions.
Pressure may increase for merchants to issue voluntary recalls of products
for which safety has been deemed to be suspect. Moreover, increased civil
penalties may be assessed against companies that are perceived to be late
in taking independent action to report on products that violate safety
More Than 100 Years of Experience
Jury Verdict Research published a report that included the fact that a product liability lawsuit
in which the plaintiff prevailed resulted in a median award of just over
$1,500,000. With increased enforcement against manufacturers and merchants,
it can be expected that such figures will only increase. Now, more than
ever before, it becomes important to retain effective legal counsel to
defend against product liability lawsuits on the part of injured plaintiffs.
If you are concerned about the risk of being sued for product liability,
contact the New Orleans attorneys of Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. As one
of the oldest law firms in New Orleans, it has an extensive history of
successfully defending manufacturers, distributers, retailers, and their
insurers in product liability litigation ranging from individual claims
to class actions.
New Orleans Attorneys for Product Liability Defense
The lawyers of Montgomery Barnett not only possess considerable jurisprudence
and courtroom experience but also enjoy the benefits of having a rich
diversity of educational and technical backgrounds that greatly enhance
their skills. They represent defective product cases on the local, regional,
and national levels.
Rather than simply preparing to defend the legal aspects of the case, the
attorneys invest the necessary time and attention to achieve an exhaustive
understanding of the client's product through all stages of development,
production, delivery ,and sale.
The firm's team has experience with product liability cases involving:
- Industrial products and chemicals
- Electrical components and appliances
- Farm equipment
- Automobile products
- Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
- Other consumer products
In addition to representing clients in court, the firm's attorneys
play an active role in the industry, such as by serving on the product
liability committees of the American Bar Association, Defense Research
Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, Society of Naval
Architects and Marine Engineers, and American Boat and Yacht Council.