Consumer products should be safe and if they are potentially dangerous, consumers should be made aware of that with proper warnings or instructions for use. The state of California and the federal government have rules and regulations in place for consumer products, but unfortunately, defective products still make their way onto the market and consumers still suffer injuries as a result. Fortunately, as Fontana product liability attorneys know, California’s product liability laws are generally consumer friendly.
Under California law, consumers may file defective product claims under the following three theories of recovery:
When dangerous products are placed on the market and consumers suffer injuries, the product liability red flags are raised. If a product does not have proper warnings or instructions or if it does not work as expected, manufacturers and retailers may be liable for any resulting injuries. See below for products that are frequently the subject of product liability cases:
When a consumer is injured by a defective product, it is important to first seek medical treatment and document that treatment and care. Consumers should also preserve any evidence including the actual defective product. If they have the receipt or product packaging, that should be preserved as well. It is important to also contact an experienced product liability attorney as soon as possible. Product liability attorneys understand California product liability laws and how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies. They are also skilled trial attorneys who will be able to conduct appropriate trial investigations and strategies.
Consumers who have sustained injuries due to defective products deserve to be compensated for their injuries and damages including lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Families who have lost a loved one due to a defective product may be entitled to compensation under a wrongful death claim.
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.