Fontana Product Liability Attorney | Defective Product Lawyer
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. Consult with Fontana product liability attorney from Hayes Law Firm, APC now.
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Fontana Product Liability Attorney

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.

California product liability law

Under California law, consumers may file defective product claims under the following three theories of recovery:

  • Under a theory of strict liability, plaintiffs do not have to prove that the defendant, usually the manufacturer or seller, was negligent or otherwise did something wrong. In general, the plaintiff needs to show that the product was more dangerous than it should have been and that he or she was injured by the product’s dangerous defect.
  • Under a negligence theory, the plaintiff will need to show that the defendant was negligent in the design, construction, or advertising of the product and that the plaintiff was injured due to the defendant’s negligence.
  • Under a breach of warranty claim, the plaintiff will need to prove that the defendant breached an express or implied warranty and that the plaintiff was harmed because the product was not as represented by the defendant.

Product liability

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:

  • Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Baby and children’s products
  • Automobile parts such as defective airbags or defective accelerators
  • Home appliances
  • Tools and equipment
  • Furniture
  • Chemicals and other dangerous materials
  • Industrial machines and equipment

After a product liability injury

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.

Financial recovery

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.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact a Fontana product liability attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to schedule a consultation by calling us at 323-477-1415.

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