Langston & Lott, PLLC
Product Liability

Tupelo Product Liability Attorneys

Product liability is an essential area of law that ensures manufacturers, distributors, and sellers are accountable for the safety of their products. It’s all about safeguarding consumers from harmful products and ensuring that any business involved in bringing these products to market is responsible if someone is injured or suffers damages because of their use.

If someone is hurt by a defective product, they may take legal action against the company that made, distributed, or sold it, with the help of Langston & Lott’s Tupelo product liability lawyers.

Winning a product liability case involves showing that the product was flawed and that this flaw was directly responsible for the injury. This legal principle emphasizes the responsibility of businesses to guarantee that their products are safe for everyone.

Why Choose Our Tupelo Product Liability Lawyers?

Since 1964, Langston & Lott has been a leader in fighting for justice across Mississippi. Known for our unwavering integrity, we’ve secured significant multi-million dollar outcomes for our clients, highlighting our dedication to their triumphs.

We’re really proud of our 100% Client Satisfaction Guarantee. It’s our way of showing how deeply committed we are to providing top-notch service, ensuring our clients feel supported and confident throughout their legal journeys.

Our offices are conveniently located for easy access: in Booneville, right near the Mississippi Department of Human Services, and in Tupelo, close to Tupelo City Hall.

These locations were chosen with our clients in mind, enabling us to deliver dedicated, passionate legal support to people all over Mississippi, reinforcing our reputation as a trusted source of legal advocacy in the area.

How Are Product Liability Claims Categorized?

Product liability claims are typically categorized into three main types based on the nature of the defect that caused the injury or damage. These categories help to clarify the basis of the claim and what the plaintiff needs to prove to succeed in their case.

The three main types of product liability claims are:

  1. Design Defects: These claims focus on the inherent design of the product. The argument here is that the product was dangerous or defective before it was even manufactured due to a flaw in its design. To win a design defect claim, the plaintiff must often show that there was a safer, feasible alternative design that the manufacturer could have used.
  2. Manufacturing Defects: These claims arise when the product’s design is safe, but something went wrong during the manufacturing process, making the product dangerous. A manufacturing defect might affect only a single unit of the product or a batch of them, rather than all products of a design. The plaintiff needs to show that the product that caused the injury was not made according to its intended design and that this deviation caused the harm.
  3. Warning or Labeling Defects: Also known as marketing defects, these claims involve products that are dangerous in some way that is not obvious to the user or require special precautions or instructions that were not provided. In these cases, the plaintiff must show that the product lacked adequate warnings or instructions and that this lack of information made the product unreasonably dangerous to use.


Each category addresses different aspects of product safety and requires the plaintiff to demonstrate specific elements to establish liability. Understanding these categories can help individuals and their legal representatives prepare their cases effectively.

What Evidence Do I Need for a Product Liability Claim?

To prove a product liability claim, you’ll need to gather evidence demonstrating the product was defective and that this defect directly caused your injury or loss. 

The specific evidence required can vary depending on the nature of the claim (design defect, manufacturing defect, or warning/labeling defect), but generally, a product liability case requires the following evidence:

  • The product Itself: Keeping the actual product that caused the injury is vital. It serves as the primary piece of evidence to be examined for defects.
  • Medical Records: If the defective product caused physical harm, your medical records would be necessary to prove the extent of your injuries, the treatments you received, and the impact on your health.
  • Photos and Videos: Visual evidence of the defective product, the injury, and the context in which the injury occurred can be very persuasive. Photos and videos can help demonstrate how the defect is present and the circumstances leading to the injury.
  • Expert Testimony: Experts in product design, engineering, safety standards, or medical professionals can provide critical insights into how the defect caused the injury, whether the product met industry standards, or if safer alternatives were available.
  • Purchase Records: Receipts, warranties, or any other documentation showing that you bought the product can establish that you were using the product as intended.
  • Instruction Manuals and Warnings: For claims involving inadequate instructions or warnings, the product’s manuals, labels, and any available safety warnings are key to showing what information was provided to consumers.
  • Accident Reports: If the incident was reported to any authority or organization, such as in the case of a car accident involving a defective vehicle part, these reports can support your claim.
  • Witness Statements: Testimonies from people who witnessed the accident or have knowledge about the product and its defects can strengthen your case.
  • Incident Documentation: A detailed account of the incident, including how the product was being used at the time of the injury and the sequence of events, can help establish a direct link between the product’s defect and the injury.

Collecting and presenting this evidence effectively is crucial for building a strong product liability claim. Working with legal professionals in product liability cases is beneficial, as they can help identify the necessary evidence and how to present your case best.

 A skilled product liability attorney can help you gather the specific evidence needed for your case, manage the legal requirements, and work with professionals to build a compelling claim for compensation.

Personal Injury Lawyer

Clinton Martin,, Personal Injury Lawyer
in Tupelo

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

Tupelo Office Location

254 S Front St

Tupelo, MS 38804