Safeguarding Our Citizens: Product Recalls In Arkansas
From Jonesboro to Fayetteville to Rogers to Fort Smith, Arkansas is a great place to do business. Companies and entrepreneurs from across the country invest in our communities, eager to benefit from our open economy and skilled, responsible labor force. But while this creates jobs and helps the economy, it also creates risks for ordinary consumers. Because there are so many new businesses operating in our community, people have a harder time telling whether any particular company is trustworthy, increasing their risk of purchasing defective products.
Nolan Caddell Reynolds counters this risk through recalls and class action lawsuits. Whenever a company harms the people of Arkansas, we put a stop to their crimes by demanding that they recall the defective product. We also make sure they compensate all of their victims so the people they’ve harmed have the money they need to make a full recovery.
Understanding Recall & Class Action Cases
For recall and class action cases to be successful, there must be:
- A Common Cause – Not only must a large number of people have been harmed while using a product, but it must be clear that the product itself is causing them to be harmed. Take defective cars and auto parts: more than 5,000 people are injured in auto accidents each year in Sebastian, Craighead, Benton and Washington counties, but most of those accidents have nothing to do with each other. If large numbers of people have the same type of accident — say, they crash because their brakes don’t work properly — that’s evidence of a problem with the product, and thus grounds for a recall.
- Ongoing Harm – Recalls usually deal with products that are still being actively sold. If a company continues to produce and promote a particular product and that product is found to be defective, they must take it off the market. If not, there doesn’t necessarily need to be a recall, though the company should still compensate its victims.
- Clear Consequences – It’s important to demonstrate that defective products have had real, measurable impacts on all of their victims. We calculate these impacts by adding up the value of medical bills, missed work, pain, suffering and all other direct and indirect costs.
At Nolan Caddell Reynolds we offer free consultations and have staff members ready to take your call in order to determine how best to proceed if you are suffering from an injury caused by a product that has been recalled, whether that means making you part of a class action settlement or pursuing your case individually. To learn more, call us anytime at 866-242-0452 to schedule your free consultation.