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Products Liability

Folder, Paper and Gavel Product liability injuries are devastating occurrences that can ruin lives and break hearts. Such injuries do not discriminate or exclude any group from their spirit-crushing results. More than 200,000 small children fell victim to product injuries over the past five years alone, according to statistics that the Consumer Product Safety Commission provided. They suffered injuries such as cuts, eye damage and asphyxiation because of poorly manufactured toys. The teens and adults suffer from product defects that occur in poorly manufactured vehicles, medications, medical devices, electronics, furniture, tools and so much more.

Who Can a Victim Sue in a Product Liability Case?

A defective product can be many products. Birth control pills, automobiles, toys, weight loss pills, exercise equipment and tools are just a few of the items that can incite a product liability suit. An example of a product liability case is a vehicle manufacturer that gets charged with neglect because of a defective seat belt contraptions. A driver can go after the manufacturer after sustaining several injuries in an automobile accident. The manufacturer can receive a lawsuit for neglecting the consumers by not using careful construction techniques. The lawsuit can also come forth because the manufacturer failed to recall the affected vehicles after it received notice of someone’s injury. Neglect is a key factor in a product liability case.

A broad range of people can become the defendants in a product liability case. The victims’ attorneys can hold the manufacturers liable for the incident because of its use of harmful materials or substances. The attorneys can hold the distributors accountable for not disclosing pertinent product information. Retailers can receive suits for the same reason. The defendant is not always necessarily the party that manufactured the defective item.

Common Injuries Caused by Defective Products

Product liability cases are so horrifying because of the magnitude of the pain and suffering that the injuries involve. Some of the most common injuries that occur in such cases are several-degree burns, cuts, scrapes, amputations and death. For example, many children suffocate because of poorly manufactured toys, pillows, cribs, playpens and car seats. Adults and children experience broken bones and third-degree burns from car accidents that come from poorly manufactured vehicles. All parties endure emotional and mental anguish because of the way that their lives have been turned upside down. Personal injury attorneys are available to offer consolation and compensation.

The Statute of Limitations

The state of California has a two-year statute of limitations on product liability cases. Victims must motion the courts through a respectable attorney’s office within two years from the date of the occurrence. In addition, it is imperative in most if not all cases where a dangerous product causes injury that the product be retained and promptly examined and tested by experts capable of rendering an opinion as to whether some manufacturing or design defect contributed to or caused bodily harm or death. Time is of the essence in these types of claims!

California Product Liability Laws

A manufacturer must create its products in such a way that they do not cause injury to the consumers that purchase them. If such products happen to harm just one consumer, then the manufacturer must recall such products immediately and takes steps to mold them into safe devices. Failure to do so is grounds for neglect.

Manufacturers can also be charged with neglect if they fail to notify the masses of harmful substances within a certain product. A good example is a food manufacturer that fails to notify the customers of a known substance that causes an allergic reaction. Furthermore, product manufacturers must provide the public with a sufficient instruction manual. Failure to provide adequate instructions and warnings can result in a product liability lawsuit.

Free Case Evaluation or Legal Consultation With CA Product Liability Injury Attorney

Are you injured or do you know someone who has suffered an injury because of a defective product? Unfortunately, you are not the only one who has fallen victim to poor manufacturing efforts and missed community notification. The good news is that you are not the only one who is eligible for compensation. The Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat, APC are in place to fight for people just like you. The personal injury attorneys at the firm can handle your product liability case immediately.

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