Louisiana Products Liability

What Is Louisiana Products Liability Law?

If you have suffered an injury due to a manufacturer’s product, you may be entitled to damages under products liability law. Therefore, it is important to talk with a Louisiana product liability lawyer who can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

The Louisiana Products Liability Act

The Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) La R.S. 9:2800.50 et seq, covers the laws regarding theories of liability for manufacturers for damage caused by the products they create and sell. Claimants may only recover against manufacturers, which, generally, is a person or entity who makes a product for placement into commerce.

The standards are apparent but the facts of every situation are different. There are theories of recovery on LPLA cases have to be substantiated by expert testimony and testing. These types of cases can often be very expensive to litigate and also take a long time to conclude.

The companies that get sued have the financing and insurance in order to sustain and even prevail litigation due to the extreme costs. Let an experienced Louisiana product liability lawyer at Smiley Law Firm consult with you to determine whether the injury you suffered is a claim that can be brought under the LPLA.

Claims Under LPLA Standard

The product under an LPLA claim needs to be considered, “unreasonably dangerous” and the law allows for four ways. It has to be dangerous in either 1) construction/composition, 2) design, 3) inadequate warning, and 4) express warranty. See La R.S. 9:2800.54, et seq.

In these cases it is rarely the dangerous product but rather if there was some type of knowledge of the danger or defect and the manufacturer knew or should have known of the defect or danger. There are a number of defenses that a manufacturer will employ to be successful.

If you have suffered an injury due to a manufacturer’s products, the New Orleans attorneys at Smiley Law Firm can help. Contact the law firm by filling out the form located on this page with details of your accident that was caused by a product that may be unreasonably dangerous.

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