Defective Products

California Defective Product Lawyer

Nearly 25% of American’s salary are spent on Consumer Goods/ final goods.

There are federal laws in place to regulate the production and distribution of consumer goods, but mistakes DO happen. If you are one of the thousands of unsuspecting buyers who have suffered a serious injury or illness from a defective product you may be entitled to compensation.

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS PRODUCT LIABILITY

Have you been injured or made sick by a product that you purchased online or at the store? If so a ” Product Liability” lawsuit gives consumers who are harmed by dangerous products a way to get compensated for their injuries and other losses.  We offer FREE consultations and a comprehensive review on all product liability cases.

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TYPES OF DANGEROUS PRODUCT DEFECTS

  • DESIGN FLAWS: When the product is poorly designed or not properly tested.
  • MANUFACTURING DEFECTS: The product was designed fine, but the error or dangerous aspect was introduced during the making of the product.
  • MARKETING DEFECTS: This is when the product was labeled improperly (ex. a candy bar contains Peanuts, but does not label it) or does not contain adequate safety warnings or instructions.

A product could be defective yet it may not cause any injuries. However, if you are sure that the injuries were caused as a result of any of the defects stated above and not the user’s error; you should contact a personal injury lawyer in your state to help you through the claims process. Defective product cases are broad, complicated and contain a range of different types of claims, each with its unique features and procedures.

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WHY WORK WITH US ON YOUR DEFECTIVE PRODUCT CASE?

The first step is to call for a no risk, free consultation and comprehensive case review.

  1. We evaluate every angle possible to determine all liable parties whether it is a drug, medical device, vehicle, nicotine poisoning.
  2. We conduct investigative work by consulting safety experts and engineers understand the product defect that led to your injury.
  3. Our team has access to a large database of expert witnesses who can testify that the product that hurt you was genuinely defective.
  4. We seek out claims against all possible parties who may have caused or contributed to your accident. ( usually there is more than one)
  5. We work with industry leading experts who help ascertain all sources of liability
    1. Manufactures
    2. Dealers
    3. Product designers
    4. Retails
    5. Owners

Once it is clear that you have a case, the team starts a thorough investigation to illustrate a direct link between the defective product and the injury sustained.  It is our firm’s mission to obtain for every client the maximum potential recovery!

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WHO TO SUE

Understanding the different types of damages can be very confusing.  Hiring a lawyer puts you at an extreme advantage. We help you identify all potential culprits in your case. The type of entities who partook (at some point) in the chain of distribution of the defective product are

  • Manufacturer-  At the top of the chain is the manufacturer of the said product. It could be a multi-national or a smaller outfit. If the defective product is part of a larger product, you should include both the manufacturer of the defective part and the manufacturer of the whole product containing the defective part.
  • Retailer- It is often argued that the retailer should not be responsible for selling you a defective product. However, you cannot choose one defendant over the other because you did not purchase directly from the manufacturer. The retailer should be named as a defendant in your lawsuit.
  • Wholesaler or Distributor- Wholesalers are middlemen and this makes them potentially liable because they are part of the chain of distribution.
  • Corporations- As far as product liability law goes, corporations are considered to be the equivalent of persons and can be held liable.
  • Foreign Defendants- You may have consumed a product which was not produced around you. The electronics and automobiles we use are usually imported from foreign businesses. This does not hinder you from suing them for damages caused by their defective product because the moment they started to conduct business within your country, they became subject to the jurisdiction of the court where it does business.
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COMPENSATION WE HELP YOU PURSUE

The compensations we assist you with usually cover your medical bills, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering and funeral expenses (in the case of a wrongful death). The laws governing damages awards may vary by state and jurisdiction.

COMPENSATORY DAMAGES are sub-divided into two:

ECONOMIC LOSSES

These are easily measurable by monetary amounts.  They may often cover medical costs – hospital and doctor bills, physical therapy and disability cost if you had a severe injury, for instance, loss of mobility resulting from the defective product. We will consult your doctors to understand the type of medical care you need, will need at the moment of the ongoing case and well into your future.

With our access to economists and vocational experts who can help us understand if your injuries have affected your ability to return to the workforce or decreased your wage earning capacity, you can get compensated.

NON-ECONOMIC LOSSES

These are more difficult to calculate because they are non-monetary and cannot be easily estimated.

They are usually emotional or psychological, so many jurisdictions place limits or caps on the amount of non-economic losses that can be awarded for defective products claims.

Non-economic losses usually include:

  • LOSS OF CONSORTIUM (also called loss of society): These damages are loss of affection, loss of companionship, and loss of support because the injuries sustained when using a defective product have had a negative effect on the relationship with a spouse or partner.
  • PAIN AND SUFFERING:  This is any pain, suffering, anguish, or loss of enjoyment resulting from the injuries.  It is understandable why calculating the value of such losses proves to be difficult. Often, the damages can be quantified and eventually paid over long periods of time.

In our professional experience, there could be a number of different types of damages in a single defective products lawsuit, both economic and non-economic.

There are also punitive damages, though these aren’t usually available in a products liability claim because it requires proof that the company acted purposefully or with malicious intent in harming the consumer. Defective products cases are rarely personal.

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