Accidents caused by negligence affect thousands of victims in Los Angeles every year. The injuries that the victims sustain can be harmful to their bodies and psyche, as the scars may be both physical and emotional. Automobile accidents,
motorcycle accidents, and
pedestrian accidents are common causes of injury in Los Angeles, as the city is a predominantly automobile-oriented metropolis. In these cases, victims of these serious accidents have the option and responsibility to contact a
Los Angeles personal injury attorney to help them claim compensatory damages. Another cause of personal injury, which can be just as serious as major accidents such as the ones previously mentioned, is product defect.
Product defect occurs when a manufactured product that is purchased in a store malfunctions and causes personal injury to a victim. Examples of product defect can range from malfunctioned hair spray that projects harmful solution into a victim's eye, to defective automobile tires that deflate or break while the vehicle is in motion. Both are examples of products that are produced to perform a specific function, and their lack of function directly causes an accident which results in serious personal injury to the victim. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 30 million personal injuries were related to product defect. 22, 000 of those product defect injuries became fatal. These statistics reveal that product defect can happen occur to anybody.
The injuries that product defect can cause are serious and potentially life-threatening. In defective automobile cases, victims can sustain head and brain trauma,
spinal chord injuries,
burn injuries, and severe cuts and lacerations.
Eye injuries can result from defective spray products, leading to eyestrain and blindness. Defective tools and hardware can easily lead to bodily injury such as cuts, lacerations, and contusions.
All of these are examples of personal injury. In each of these cases, victims have the option and responsibility to contact a
Los Angeles personal injury attorney. Product defect is a form of negligence. Product manufacturers have a responsibility to produce safe equipment, and if this responsibility is not carried out and causes harm to a user, then that manufacturer is liable. The manufacturer is responsible for providing the damages to the victim, just like any negligent party in a personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to product defect, contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at once. The experts at Pacific Attorney Group will represent you and your right to obtain compensatory damages to cover any losses that you may have sustained due to your injuries. Product defect is no excuse to be without peace of mind. Contact the Pacific Attorney Group at once.