Langston & Lott, PLLC Booneville
Product Liability

Booneville Product Liability Attorneys

Product liability is a crucial segment of law that focuses on holding manufacturers, distributors, and sellers accountable for any harm their products may cause consumers. This area of law is designed to protect consumers from unsafe products and hold those responsible for putting these products into the market liable for any injuries or damages that arise from their use.

When a defective product harms an individual, they may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer, distributor, or seller. 

To prevail in such a claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the product was defective and that this defect directly led to their injury. This legal framework is built on the premise that companies must ensure their products are safe for consumer use.

Why Choose Our Boonville Product Liability Lawyers?

Established in 1964, Langston & Lott has been at the forefront of advocating for justice throughout Mississippi. Renowned for our integrity, our firm has consistently achieved substantial multi-million dollar settlements and awards for our clients, underlining our commitment to their success.

We pride ourselves on our 100% Client Satisfaction Guarantee, a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence and to ensuring our clients’ comfort and confidence during their legal proceedings.

Positioned for convenience and accessibility, our offices are situated in Booneville, just a stone’s throw from the Mississippi Department of Human Services, and in Tupelo, near Tupelo City Hall.

This strategic location allows us to offer experienced, skilled, and committed legal services to clients across Mississippi, solidifying our role as a beacon of reliable legal advocacy in the region.

Categories of Product Liability Claims

Product liability claims can be categorized into three primary types of defects, each with its own nuances and requirements for proof:

  1. Design Defects: These defects are inherent in the product’s design before manufacturing. They indicate that the entire line of products needs to be revised and dangerous, even if made perfectly according to the product specifications. For instance, a car model that tends to flip over while turning corners has a design defect.
  2. Manufacturing Defects: These occur during the construction or production of the item. Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects usually affect only a single unit or a batch of the product, not the entire product line. An example would be a bicycle missing its brake pads due to an oversight in the assembly line.
  3. Marketing Defects (Defects in Labeling or Warnings): These defects arise when a product does not come with sufficient instructions or warnings about its proper use or the risks associated with its use. This category ensures that manufacturers provide adequate safety warnings and instructions to prevent misuse or exposure to hazards. A typical example is a medication that does not include a warning about potentially dangerous interactions with other drugs.


Consumers injured by a defective product need to seek legal advice from an experienced product liability attorney. Product liability law provides a mechanism for injured parties to seek compensation and serves as a deterrent against negligence and a catalyst for safer product development and marketing practices.

Beyond seeking individual justice, product liability claims play a critical role in consumer protection. They can lead to the recall of dangerous products, prompt companies to implement higher safety standards, and ultimately prevent further injuries to other consumers. 

What Evidence Do I Need for a Product Liability Claim?

The evidence you gather for a product liability claim is crucial to establishing the manufacturer’s, distributor’s, or retailer’s liability for your injury.

The evidence needed can vary depending on the nature of the claim and the jurisdiction, but generally, you will need to compile a comprehensive set of documents and materials that demonstrate the defect in the product, the injury sustained, and the connection between the two. 

Here’s a basic breakdown of the types of evidence commonly required:

  • The product Itself: Retaining the product that caused the injury is vital. It is the primary evidence to show that a defect exists. Do not alter or dispose of the product after the injury has occurred.
  • Medical Records: Documentation of your injuries, including hospital visits, treatments received, diagnoses, and prognoses, is essential. These records establish the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life.
  • Photographs and Videos: Visual evidence of the defective product and your injuries can be powerful. Take photos or videos of the product, the defect (if visible), and all injuries sustained.
  • Expert Testimony: Experts in fields relevant to your case, such as engineering, product design, or medicine, can testify how the product’s design, manufacturing, or labeling was deficient and how it led to your injury.
  • Purchase Records: Receipts, warranties, and any other documentation proving your purchase or use of the product help establish your relationship to the product and that you were using it as intended or in a reasonably foreseeable way.
  • Incident Reports: If the injury was reported to any authorities or the manufacturer, those reports can be useful. They provide an official record of the incident and any immediate observations or actions taken.
  • Witness Statements: Accounts from people who saw the incident or can testify to your product usage and the resulting injuries can support your claim.
  • Instructions and Warnings: The product’s instructions, packaging, and warning labels (or lack thereof) are crucial for claims involving inadequate warnings or instructions. These materials can show whether the manufacturer provided sufficient information to use the product safely.


The complex process of gathering this evidence may require professional legal guidance to make your claim as strong as possible. 

An experienced product liability attorney can help you identify the specific evidence needed for your case, navigate the legal requirements, and work with professionals to build a compelling claim for compensation.

Casey Langston Lott, Personal Injury Lawyer
in Booneville

Contact Langston & Lott today to learn how we can support you in seeking the closure and compensation necessary to move forward. Reach out to a Booneville product liability lawyer at (662) 728-9733. We’ll get through this together.

Booneville Office Location

100 South Main Street

Booneville, MS 38829