Defective Products / Products Liability

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 30 million people have been injured due to defective products, and over 25,000 people have been killed because of unsafe or defective products. Property damage, injuries and death costs manufacturers over $500 billion every single year in product liability cases. Every manufacturer wants to make money, and far too many of them do it at the cost of consumer safety.

Types of Jackson Product Liability Cases

Product liability cases in Jackson, Ridgeland and the surrounding areas are caused by many different types of product flaws. In many cases, these flaws make the manufacturer liable for injuries and damage that occur. Common types of product failures that can lead to product liability cases include:

  • Poorly-designed products;
  • Prescription drugs;
  • Products utilizing faulty parts;
  • ATVs, UTVs and side-by-sides, including Yamaha Rhino
  • Car defects;
  • Medical devices;
  • Airbag injuries;
  • Brake failure;
  • Water heater defects;
  • Children's toys and products, including cribs;
  • Sports equipment defects;
  • Defective lawnmowers;
  • And many, many more.

Product liability cases can range from relatively painless to extremely dangerous, causing substantial injury. A defective product may cause a few scrapes, or could cause broken bones, mangled limbs, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries or even death. Product liability cases all have one thing in common: manufacturer negligence.

What Makes a Ridgeland Product Liability Case

Ridgeland product liability cases, or faulty product cases anywhere in Mississippi, all hinge on establishing manufacturer negligence. If you're injured in a fluke accident but the product isn't faulty and the manufacturer has done everything right, it's not a product liability case. However, if you're injured because the manufacturer has cut corners, rushed product releases or been otherwise negligent, you've probably got a product liability case.

Let an experienced product liability law firm help you litigate your product liability claim. At Kobs & Philley, PLLC, our attorneys can identify the cause of your accident, research similar claims, find experts to testify that the manufacturer was negligent, and get you the product liability settlement you deserve. Take advantage of our NO OBLIGATION, FREE CONSULTATION. Ask us questions. We will provide straight answers and explain what we can do for you and how we can help you during this stressful time. You can contact us online or call us today at 601-856-7800 or 1-877-856-0330 for a FREE CONSULTATION.


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Toyota Gas Pedal Stuck / Accelerator Stuck

Toyota has recalled a ton of vehicles and has stopped production at five different factories until a remedy with the gas pedal accelerator is completed. After reports examining incidents of random acceleration in which some fatalities occurred as a result, In the fall of 2009, Toyota claimed to have fixed the acceleration and alleged floor mat problem relating to its original recall of 4.2 million cars. Since this time, over 60 new incidents of runaway Toyotas have been reported. According to recent evidence, Toyota knew of the accelerator problem long before it initiated a recall in the U.S.

Vehicles affected by the October 2009 recall include:

2004-2009 Prius
2005-2010 Avalon
2005-2010 Tacoma
2006-2010 Lexus IS-250
2006-2010 Lexus IS-350
2006-2010 Lexus ES-350
2007-2010 Camry
2007-2010 Tundra

Vehicles affected by the January 2010 recall include:

2009-2010 RAV4
2009-2010 Corolla
2009-2010 Matrix
2005-2010 Avalon
2007-2010 Camry
2010 Highlander
2007-2010 Tundra
2008-2010 Sequoia

Defective Chinese Drywall (Sheetrock)

Between 2004 and 2007, thousands of homes throughout the country were built with Chinese drywall after a construction boom and several hurricanes led to a shortage in domestic drywall. Chinese drywall is now believed to be defective, and has been found to cause strong sulfur odors, which give off a rotten egg smell, property damage, and certain health symptoms. Some sources estimate that more than 500 million pounds of potentially defective Chinese drywall entered America during this time period.

Yamaha Rhino Rollovers

The Yamaha Rhino has received much scrutiny as it is a side-by-side UTV (utility terrain vehicle) with a high center of gravity and a lack of common sense safety features that would protect passengers in the event of a rollover. There have been at least 46 reported deaths and hundreds of injuries associated with the Yamaha Rhino--even at slow speeds. Most of these accidents and injuries were caused by rollovers. Although Yamaha has since issued a recall for the specific UTV models that were particularly dangerous, some of these remain in use. The Yamaha Rhino 450, 660 and 700 models are known to have a particular propensity to rollover - even if they are operated in a safe manner. Recently the Yamaha Rhino off-road vehicles were recalled after 46 had died in accidents, many of them a slow speeds. These sides-by-sides can cause traumatic injuries such a paralysis, brain injury, internal injuries and death.

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