Product Liability


Tennessee Defective Products Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, who can be held responsible for the damage done? That can be a difficult question to answer, but the product liability lawyers at the Butler, Vines & Babb law firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, have answered that question and obtained compensation for our clients since 1973.

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When a client decides to hold a manufacturer accountable for a dangerous product, the resulting product liability claim can pay the client for damages. There is another benefit, too — the product can be made safer in the future so that other people will not be injured. Product liability claims can arise out of personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, or even property damage that arises from the defective or dangerous product. These damages can be caused by the manufacture, construction, design, formula, preparation, assembling, testing, service, warning, or any part of the manufacturing or retailing process.

These claims can be based on strict liability, negligence, a breach of express or implied warranty, a failure to discharge a duty to warn or instruct, misrepresentation, concealment or any number of other legal theories.

Early investigation is important to establish product liability.

When you call our law firm to discuss a product liability claim, we have the sense of urgency and the capability to begin an immediate investigation. Examining and preserving evidence is important to any product liability claim. If a defective product such as a heater caused a fire, for example, early investigation by an expert can determine the cause and the extent of losses. You can help, too, with photos and videotapes of the scene and by getting the names of witnesses.

We hold manufacturers and others accountable for defective products. When a defective product causes personal injury or wrongful death or when it damages property, our lawyers thoroughly prepare the case for trial. The lawsuit may be against any business entity involved in the design or manufacture of the defective product or in the sale of the product.


We will look to find every potential defendant in a product liability suit. Under Tennessee law, any designer, fabricator, producer, compounder, processor or assembler of any product can be named as a defendant. Additionally, claims can be made against any seller, retailer, wholesaler, or distributor under certain circumstances. In some cases, a defendant may face strict liability for a defective or dangerous product if a product is found to be unreasonably dangerous or defective at the time it left control of the manufacturer or seller.

Since 1973, we have stood with our injured clients, working to obtain fair and just compensation. Our trial lawyers have the experience and commitment to take even the toughest cases to trial. Attorneys that practice in the Products Liability area for injured parties include Bill Vines, Ron Koksal, Weldon Patterson, and Jim Wright. Contact us if you have been injured by a defective product.