Riverside Product Liability Attorney | Product Liability Lawyer
When you got an injury because of defective product, contact a Riverside product liability attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to discuss your claim and recovery options by calling us at 323-477-1415.
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RIverside Product Liability Attorney

The Internet has changed the world in so many ways including that it has inspired and allowed for more entrepreneurial creators and inventors. The Internet allows creators and inventors to easily pitch their own ideas, designs, and products to sponsors, manufacturers, and retail companies. This has given Americans more competition and options to choose from when it comes to consumer products and online shopping. The downside is that it is not just a rush for people to make sure that their products are the first ones on the store shelves anymore; it is now the first to be talked about on the Internet and the first to be made available for purchase. This puts pressure on manufacturers and retailers to get their products produced and marketed in a hurry.

Unfortunately, as Riverside product liability attorneys know, rushing a consumer product onto the market can make for costly product errors. When product research, design, manufacturig, and testing is hurried, dangerous and defective products may result. Defective products are a serious problem and when those defects lead to personal injuries, liable parties should be held accountable.

Product defects

Product defects generally fall into one of three categories described below:

  • Design defects occur when there is a flaw in the design of the product so that when the product is constructed as designed, it is defective.
  • Manufacturing defects occur when the design of the product is safe, but the construction of the product departs from the design and that departure makes the product defective.
  • A failure to warn or instruct defect occurs when a product does not contain proper warnings of potential dangers or does not contain necessary and proper instructions for use to avoid potential dangers.

Factors and considerations

Courts may look to a number of factors and considerations when determining whether or not a product is defective including, whether or not:

  • There was a safer and feasible alternative design
  • The product was as safe as an ordinary consumer would expect it to be
  • Adequate instructions were provided to the consumer to alert them to proper use and dangers associated with misuse
  • Proper warnings were given to the consumer about the product’s potential dangers
  • The consumer altered or modified the product after purchase
  • The consumer’s use was as intended or reasonably foreseeable
  • Lack of warning created unreasonable risks to the consumer
  • The danger or potential danger is generally known and recognized
  • The warning was clear, understandable, and unambiguous

Product liability claims

There are several different types of claims that can be made in California product liability cases based on theories of strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. Depending on your case, your attorney may recommend pleading one of these theories or they may all be pled in the alternative.  If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact a Riverside product liability attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to discuss your claim and recovery options by calling us at 323-477-1415. When you have been injured by a dangerous product, you deserve to be compensated.

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