Product recalls and consumer advisories are meant to protect consumers from dangerous and defective products, but sometimes recalls and warnings do not come early enough or do not reach all affected consumers who suffer product liability injuries. So you might wonder what happens in product liability cases and who is at fault? Parties in the chain of distribution including designers, manufacturers, and distributors may be held liable for defective products. Cases for product liability are not uncommon and juries take defective product injuries seriously. The Insurance Information Institute reports in 2015 the average product liability case award was $4.8M.
There are many types of defective products that cause injuries and some of the ones we see often include the following:
In California product liability cases, you may recover under three theories: strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. See below for brief descriptions of each of them.
Product liability is complicated and confusing, but you do not have to figure it out by yourself. If you have been injured by a defective product, contact a product liability attorney at Compass Law Group, PC. to schedule a consultation. We will review the facts of your case as well as your damages and injuries. Our Lancaster product liability experts have one goal and that is to see that you are fully compensated damages and injuries you sustained as a result of a defective product.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.