Louisiana Products Liability Questions & Answers

Q: So I was at someone's house and I sat on a bench/stool and as I sat on it, it broke. Can they make me pay for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
It's a difficult situation. They could demand you pay for it; you could argue that it was not strong enough. But it seems like a situation that should hardly require a legal remedy if it involved a visit between friends. If I were the host, I would tell the guest not to worry about it because the chair probably would have broken anyhow. Hopefully there will be a diplomatic way to work it out because if lawyers get involved, legal fees would likely exceed any repair or replacement costs....

Q: What kind of attorney I need to sue Walmart for messing up my car?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If you have a receipt make several copies. Never give the original. Get an estimate from a mechanic as to what is needed to fix it.

Q: I was in involved in a accident on a atv and the driver left the scene but I was charged why?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need a criminal attorney who also practices personal injury. More details are needed to answer your question.

Q: I live in Louisiana, do I have to use a faulty medical device attorney in Louisiana?

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 8, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Did you go through the La. Assn for Justice and ask if there were medical products attorneys? There used to be a number. Try those. If they say no, let me know. You can have outside cousnsel but then they'd want local counsel in many cases.

Q: A guy broke my iphone but agreed to pay on video. He has also agreed via chat. But he is now avoiding me.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
Brian Lehman's answer
Yes. "An individual may file any money claim under the amount of $3,000 on the Clerks Docket; all other claims are filed under the Civil Suits." https://www.lincolnparish.org/clerkofcourt/pages/civil.html

Q: Cartoon series called "The Ratman Chronicles". I buy the domain name - "www.ratman-chronicles-toys". Will I get sued?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Trademark for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
The domain name I believe is OK. Thre rest of it is murky and you'd really need to get some advice to avoid major issues.

Q: Hello, if a client was injured while on a city bus that had a faulty braking system, is that tort and product liability?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
A products liability case is a type of personal injury case. There may be claims against various parties here. Talk to a local injury lawyer to help you sort out the details. Don't delay, as there are strict time deadlines for making legal claims!

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Q: What was the outcome in the Savette v Sealy case? (Stearns Foster mattress)

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 4, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
I believe the suit is in North Carolina. Contact the plaintiff's lawyers in the lawsuit.

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