Pine Bluff Arkansas Product Liability Lawyer | Pine Bluff Dangerous Products Attorneys

What is Products Liability law?

We never know when a product will turn out to be defective and hurt us. If 

you or a family member is hurt by a product, call a Pine Bluff area Products liability lawyer 

today.You might be wondering what Products Liability means and how it can affect you. Products Liability law concerns the liability, or legal responsibility, or manufacturers and other parties in the chain of distribution for consumer products or components of those products. This may include the manufacturer, the wholesaler, or the retailer who sold you, a friend, or a family member a faulty product that has caused you or a loved one harm.

The product might be defective due to a design flaw, manufacturing defect, or other defect that makes the product unreasonably dangerous for its normal use. This is true regardless of whether any fault or negligence was involved in manufacturing the product itself! The bottom line is that if you have been injured or otherwise harmed by a faulty consumer product, you may be entitled to monetary compensation and should contact a Pine Bluff products liability attorney for a free initial consultation.

What is a defective consumer product?

Everyday household items like toys, electronics, common household appliances, contaminated food products, and medical devices can all prove to be defective consumer products. Other things may also be considered defective products. For example, gases such as arsenic and radon, property, pets or livestock, pharmaceutical drugs, writings like navigational charts, and other dangerous chemicals can all be considered defective products.

For more information on dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices, click here.

What damages can you recover?

Arkansas products liability law provides for recovery of the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost income
  • Other lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

A Pine Bluff defective products injury lawyer can help make sure that you receive the maximum compensation possible under the law for your injuries.

Why seek legal help? How long do you have to sue?

An experienced Pine Bluff products liability lawyer can help you recover the money you deserve. Arkansas law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit under something known as a Statute of Limitations. After the application time period under the statute has passed, you may be legally barred from exercising your rights. In Arkansas, the limitations period is two (2) years from the date the cause of action accrued, which is usually the time of injury.

A qualified products liability attorney right here in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, will help protect your rights and get you the money to which you are entitled.

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The following laws make up the Arkansas Products Liability Statutes. While we hope that the explanations of the law found on this page are helpful to you, please keep in mind that only a licensed Pine Bluff Products Liability Attorney can tell you how these laws will apply to the facts of your case. Contact one of the Arkansas Products Liability Lawyers listed on this page.


Arkansas Code

  • 16-116-101 Title - This section names the law the "Arkansas Product Liability Act of 1979."
  • 16-116-102 Definitions - This section defines terms like "unreasonably dangerous."
  • 16-116-103 Limitation on actions - This section creates a statute of limitation of three (3) years for products liability actions.
  • 16-116-105 Defenses generally - This section creates defenses for a manufacturer. One of the most important defenses concerns situations where a federal or state agency sets guidelines for the safety requirements for the type of product at issue. If the manufacturer complied with these guidelines, this is evidence that the product may not have been unreasonable dangerous. Another defense concerns situations where the victim uses a product that is old and knows that the product is old.  In these cases, the victim's knowledge will act as evidence against himself.
  • 16-116-106 Evidence of alterations - If a product was modified after it left the manufacturer's control, this may be evidence that the victim was using it incorrectly.
  • 16-116-107 Supplier's remedy - While you can sue the seller of a product, the seller is allowed to sue the manufacturer afterward to be compensated for the damages they paid you.
  • 16-116-104 Considerations for trier of fact - The technological and economic limits at the time the product was created are relevant in determining if it was as safe as it could be.
  • 16-116-201 Proximate cause - When a gun or ammunition is claimed to be unreasonably dangerous, it must be due to a product defect, not the fact that guns and bullets are intended to kill.
  • 16-116-202 Limitations on actions -- Award of fees - In Arkansas, you cannot sue a gun manufacturer just because someone shoots you or a family member. The gun must have been defective, causing unintended injury.
  • 16-116-203 Applicability - You can sue if you have been hurt by a malfunctioning weapon.

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