The Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) applies to most victims who are injured because of a defective product in Louisiana. These defects might be in the product’s design or manufacturing process. In some cases, the responsible party’s failure to properly warn consumers of a defect might be actionable. If you are injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to damages. A special area of the law – products liability – applies to product manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who are responsible for injuries caused by defects in those products. This law protects consumers from hazardous products while ensuring that the responsible parties are held accountable for any defects causing injuries.
Products liability cases are extraordinarily complicated and expensive to pursue. Hiring experts capable of evaluating the claims and supporting plaintiff’s allegations at trial is a crucial aspect of Product Liability Law. Defendants are extremely motivated to defeat claims against their products. The lawyers and staff at deGravelles & Palmintier have years of experience representing people injured by all types of manufactured goods. From bicycles to automobiles, drugs and medical products, to children’s toys, we have an extensive record of representing victims injured by defective products.