Just like consumers across the country, Montebello residents have a reasonable expectation that products they purchase are safe for an ordinary consumer using the product as it is intended or expected to be used. As Montebello product liability attorneys know, defective products cause serious injuries and sometimes death to innocent and unsuspecting consumers every day.
A lot of times people avoid making product liability claims because they only know that the product injured them, but they feel like they do not have the resources to make a claim. They may no longer have the packaging or the receipt for the defective product. They do not know whose negligence caused the defect and they do not know whom they would bring a claim against.
The prospect of going up against a manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a defective product may seem like the consumer is taking on a giant, but California strict liability law makes product liability cases a little easier. Strict liability law is applicable in cases of design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to properly instruct or warn.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be receiving calls from insurance companies already wanting to settle your claim, but if you do not have a product liability attorney, you may not get the settlement amount that you deserve. You need an attorney who is an expert in product liability law and someone who will effectively negotiate with insurance companies. You also need an attorney to help you value your claim to make sure that all of your injuries and damages are covered.
Common types of product liability cases:
Any type of consumer product may be the subject of a product liability claim, but products our attorneys see most frequently are listed below.
If you have sustained injuries caused by a defective product, contact a Montebello product liability attorney at The Hayes Law Firm to discuss your claim. When a defective product causes injuries, you deserve to be compensated and liable parties should be held accountable.
When we purchase products, we trust manufacturers that they looked out for our health and safety when designing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling these products. Unfortunately, many manufacturers violate that trust.
Our Montebello product liability attorney from The Hayes Law Firm makes sure that those who fail to ensure consumers’ safety and health must be held accountable for any resulting harm.
Depending on the type of the item that you are using, a defective or faulty product can cause injuries ranging from mild and mild to catastrophic and life-threatening such as brain injuries, burns, disfigurement, and spinal cord injuries. Manufacturers of toys can be responsible for causing children injuries.
Some of the key product liability laws in California that you need to be aware of are:
The main manufacturer of the defective product is not the only legally liable party for causing your injury.
Under California law, a product liability claim can be filed against all parties that failed to ensure that the product meets the reasonable expectations of consumers. Your Montebello product liability lawyer could identify the following parties as defendants:
Note: The party that sold the defective product is not always liable for your injury. Under California product liability law, a product must be sold as a regular course of the manufacturer’s business for the seller to be held accountable for any resulting harm. Thus, a person who resells a product via the Internet or at a garage sale would most likely be excluded from a product liability action.
In California, you must show proof that the manufacturer and other parties involved are liable for at least a portion of your losses and damages. To establish your eligibility to recover compensation, you might need help from a Montebello product liability attorney who will find compelling evidence proving that (a) the product is defective or inherently dangerous and (b) your injury was caused by that product.
In some cases, it does. However, in other cases, joining a class-action lawsuit might actually do more harm than good. Your lawyer can advise you on your best option and investigate whether other similar injuries were caused by the same product in the past.
Speak to our attorneys at The Hayes Law Firm to get compensated through an individual or class-action lawsuit. Let us advise you on the best course of action in your product liability case. Call at 323-477-1415 for a free evaluation.
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.