Los Angeles Defective Product Lawyers
Handling Complex Product Liability Claims
Product manufacturers of all types have a responsibility to create reasonably safe products that, when used correctly, will not harm consumers. Unfortunately, inadequate testing, improper manufacturing, and simple human error lead to numerous defective products making it onto the consumer market every year.
If you or someone you love was injured by a defective product, such as a defective car tire that caused an accident or a defective children’s toy that was made with lead paint, you have the right to take legal action against the liable party in a type of claim known as a product liability claim. Selarz Law Corp. can help. Our Los Angeles defective product liability lawyers are extensively experienced in this area of law; we know what you are up against, and we know how to win.
How Can a Product Be Defective?
Generally speaking, products can be defective in three primary ways:
- Design Defects: These occur when there is a flaw in the actual design of a product, rendering it unsafe for typical use. For example, an SUV that rolls over easily when the driver makes a turn, even at relatively low speeds, could be said to have a defective design.
- Manufacturing Defects: Any time an error occurs during the production stage, resulting in a product or batch of products that are no longer safe for normal use, the affected product(s) have a manufacturing design. An example would be medication that becomes contaminated during production.
- Labeling Defects: Also known as “marketing” or “warning label” defects, labeling defects occur when a product lacks proper instructions/safety warnings and other labels needed to inform consumers of possible risks of using the product. One example would be a hairdryer this is missing the typical electrical shock risk warning label.
There are many reasons that defective products get into the hands of consumers. Often, product manufacturers and distributors prioritize profits over consumer safety, causing them to cover up or ignore defects in the design, manufacturing, or labeling stage of production.
Filing a Product Liability Claim
Because product manufacturers and distributors have such a strict duty of care to consumers, you do not need to prove that any party acted negligently in order to recover compensation in a defective product claim. However, you will need to show that you were injured due to the product defect and that you were using the product in the manner it was intended, without modifications, at the time you were injured. You will also need to show that you suffered measurable damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, disability, etc.
Selarz Law Corp. can help you with every aspect of your claim. Our Los Angeles product liability lawyers have helped hundreds of injured individuals fight for fair compensation—and we can help you, too. We are well-versed in even the most complex of cases.
Give us a call at (310) 651-8685 today to learn more about how we can help you. Your initial consultation is completely free and there are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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$9.5 Million Truck vs. Pedestrian
A City Garbage Truck made a right turn and violently struck our client, as she was legally in the crosswalk, on her way to the grocery store.
$175,000 Auto vs. Auto
Our client sustained serious injuries when a cab driver ran a red light and collided into our client’s vehicle.
$125,000 Defective Product
Our client sustained serious injuries when a glass jar containing hot liquid cracked, causing the liquid to spill down our client’s leg.
$100,000 Pedestrian vs. Auto
A FedEx delivery employee was injured while returning to his vehicle after dropping off a package.
$100,000 Pedestrian vs. Auto
Our client sustained significant injuries when a drunk driver hit him while walking on the side of the road.
We do not collect any fees until we have successfully recovered compensation for you; in the unlikely event we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.
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Not all personal injury cases go to trial, but if yours does, you need an attorney who knows how to fight for you in the courtroom.
We are always available to speak to you about your case, and our team will provide consistent updates on the status of your claim.