Product Liability Attorney Referral Service
As a consumer, you probably take for granted that the products you invest in will work correctly and will not cause you harm. However, occasionally a dangerous product does find its way into the marketplace. In some cases, these products have caused lasting injuries and even death.
Those who have suffered serious injury due to a product defect or dangerous product have a right to be compensated for their injuries. An experienced product liability lawyer can help you secure a settlement, in addition to protecting others from similar injuries and ensuring negligent corporations are punished.
What Responsibilities Do Corporations Have?
Designers, manufacturers and sellers of goods have a responsibility to market only safe products, and offer warnings when necessary if a reasonable person might be injured due to improper use. Unfortunately, though, not all of them take this responsibility seriously, despite the fact that they have a legal obligation to do so.
Product liability attorneys file suits against these parties in part to secure just compensation for their clients who have suffered a life-changing injury. These lawyers also prevent others from suffering similar injuries in future incidents by reminding the corporate leaders of their responsibility to produce and sell safe products, and to offer consumers sufficient warnings about their products when necessary.
What Makes a Product Defective?
Defective products are at the heart of a large number of product liability lawsuits. Determining if an item is defective is actually much simpler than you may think. A products is defective if it has:
- Design flaws, when the product is poorly designed and includes a defect that could cause injury
- Manufacturing flaws, when the product becomes dangerous because it was not made according to the otherwise safe design
- A lack of sufficient warnings when an injury may occur due to misuse
- Unclear or inadequate instructions for the safe use of a product
Inventors, producers and stores who carry dangerous and defective products can all be held responsible for negligence in product safety if an injury occurs due to their goods.
Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, known design flaw or manufacturing error, you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, lost time at work and pain and suffering. This is especially true if you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic and life-changing injury. Defective products may lead to burns, the loss of limbs, brain injuries and spinal cord damage, among other serious injuries.
Many of these injuries would have never occurred had the corporations behind the products been more committed to consumer safety. Due to the mistakes made by the designer or manufacturer, those who suffered these injuries may never regain the full, active life they had before they were hurt. Filing a claim can help them pay for past medical bills, and cover the cost of lifelong care they may require.
Demanding that the companies who make unsafe products be held fully accountable for their goods also plays an important role. It may help others from being injured in a similar way, and also serves as a reminder to other corporations that they have a responsibility to ensure their products do not endanger consumers.
How Can I Find a Lawyer?
The Attorney Referral Service of The San Fernando Valley Bar Association specializes in referring area lawyers to the clients who need their assistance. Serving all of San Fernando Valley in California, we can pair you with a highly-qualified and experienced product liability lawyer who can arrange a settlement or fight for a judgement on your behalf. Call us today at (818) 340-4529 or contact us through the website to learn more about our services.