Types Of Defective Product Liability Claims

Contact Our Product Liability Lawyer in in Los Angeles

Whether you purchase a new piece of furniture, a power tool, or perhaps a toy for your child, you assume the product will work as expected and be as safe as possible. Yet in many cases when consumers purchase various products, something goes terribly wrong and leads to serious injuries. When this happens, many victims have little idea where to turn or what to do next. Rather than let a manufacturer or retailer get by with such negligence and carelessness, it is imperative victims hold those responsible for their injuries accountable for their actions. To do so, they should begin by consulting with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles for defective product claims.

Defective Product Liability

Though there are many different types of defective products cases that occur each year, all of them generally fall into three categories in terms of seeking compensation. These categories are defective manufacturing, defective design, and failing to provide proper warnings or instructions about how to properly use the product. If you were injured by a defective product due to any of these three reasons, consult with an attorney for defective product injuries  in Los Angeles to protect your rights.

Defective Manufacturing

Considered the most common type of product liability claim, defective manufacturing occurs when a flaw takes place during the manufacturing process. Common examples can include a child's swing set that contained a cracked chain or perhaps a moped or motorcycle that did not contain brake pads. As a result, when you purchase and begin to use the product, the manufacturing defect eventually leads to serious injuries. However, even though it may seem very obvious to you, it will still be necessary to produce sufficient evidence showing the manufacturing defect did in fact cause the injuries. To give yourself the best chance of winning your case and collecting financial compensation, hire the services of a defective product liability lawyer.

Defective Designs

In other situations when consumers are injured from defective products, the cause is a defect in the basic design of the product itself. When this happens, the entire line of products is likely defective as well, putting thousands or even millions of other people at risk of being injured. As for examples, one of the most common involve automobiles that are recalled due to design flaws that cause them to catch fire or flip over when rounding a corner. Other examples can be electric blankets that overheat and catch fire, sunglasses that fail to adequately block ultraviolet rays, and many others. As with defective manufacturing claims, you must show the design flaw caused your injuries. Since these cases can be complex, look for advice from a product liability attorney.

Failing to Provide Warnings or Instructions

In these types of defective product liability claims, the product manufacturer is alleged to have failed to provide warnings or instructions to consumers regarding their product. As a result, the consumer will be unaware of dangers that are not obvious or also not be aware of any special requirements, precautions, or dangers associated with the product. This can include over-the-counter medications that fail to disclose possible side effects, chemicals that fail to provide warnings or instructions for safe usage, and other related examples. As with other cases, you must show your injuries occurred strictly due to the failure of the product's manufacturer to provide the necessary warnings or instructions. To accomplish this and come out victorious regarding your injury claim, work closely with a lawyer that is well-versed in handling cases regarding hazardous products. 

Understanding the Differences

Since each of these claims is different in various ways, it is important to understand the differences associated with each prior to beginning your personal injury lawsuit. By doing so, you will stand a much better chance of winning your case. Whether it was something that happened during the manufacturing process, an error made by engineers who designed the product, or a careless manufacturer who failed to properly inform consumers as to potential dangers associated with their product, always try to keep the product in question and turn it over to your attorney so that it can be examined by expert witnesses.

Compensation for Your Injuries

When you are injured by a defective product, it will be important to work with a legal professional with extensive experience in these cases. By doing so, you will stand the best possible chance of gaining maximum compensation for your injuries. You may have numerous medical bills that need to be paid as quickly as possible. Along with this, you will also probably miss significant time from your job, resulting in thousands of dollars in lost wages. 

Depending on how seriously you were injured, you could also be facing daily pain and suffering from your injuries, greatly diminishing your quality of life. Rather than face substantial financial hardship due to the negligence and carelessness of a manufacturer or retailer, rely on legal counsel from our law firm. We have the experience and knowledge needed to win your case.

Do What it Takes to Win Your Case

After the shock of being injured by a defective product has worn off, make the decision to do whatever it takes to win your defective product liability case. Since it is likely your case will involve extensive examination of the product in question, testimony by expert witnesses who examined and tested the product for potential flaws, and many more complexities along the way, always rely on attorneys who specialize in these cases. To schedule your consultation with a lawyer, contact Gutierrez Law as soon as possible.