Injured by a Defective Product?
We use dozens of different products throughout the span of a day. From our stoves to our toasters, and from our cars to our children's toys, we are exposed to thousands of products in our lifetimes that we trust will carry out their appropriate functions in a reliable manner. However, there are some times when products don't work like they are supposed to. A defective product can cause serious injury or harm to a person, even if he or she is using the product correctly. In these cases, the injured individual should seek legal counsel of a
products liability attorney who can help get to the bottom of the incident, determine who is liable for the defect, file a defective products liability claim, and seek justice and compensation on the behalf of the victim.
Types of Defective Product Liability Claims
In general, there are three different types of defective products liability claims. If you have been injured by a defective product, the type of claim you file depends on the basis of the product's defect. For example, the first type of claim involves products that have been improperly manufactured in one way or another, meaning the product could have contained a defective part, been damaged during production, become damaged during the process of distribution. The second type of products liability claim deals with products that had defective designs. This is commonly seen in entire lines of products—such as vehicle models—that need to be recalled due to a faulty feature of some sort. Finally, the last type of claim involves products that do not carry adequate instructions or warning labels that notify users of any dangers or outline proper usage of the product. If an individual is not properly warned about the risks of using a specific product, he or she could potentially be seriously hurt.
Determining Liability in a Defective Product Liability Case
Depending on the particular circumstances under which you were injured by a defective product, there are several different parties that may be potentially liable for your injuries. In a products liability case, you will want to consider taking action against any individuals, companies, or parties involved in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of the product that injured you. Working with a professional products liability attorney may be the best way to ensure that all parties are held accountable for your injuries. Your lawyer will help you compile evidence of the incident and all related injuries and losses incurred by the defective product, as well as prove that the product was in fact the direct cause of your injuries.
Recovering Compensation in Your Los Angeles Defective Product Liability Case
Finally, a Los Angeles defective product liability lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you are rightfully entitled to. The party or parties responsible for causing your injuries should also be held liable for compensating you for costs and losses you have suffered, including medical expenses, property damage, lost income, permanent physical disability, or even, in the event that a defective product has taken the life of a loved one, the loss of that person's life. If you think you may have a defective product liability case, or would like to know more about filing a claim, a Los Angeles injury attorney from the
Pacific Attorney Group would be more than happy to discuss the details of your case with you in a
Contact us today to begin your journey to justice!