Product Liability Lawyers In Salinas, Merced, Redondo Beach & Pleasant Hill
In a country like the US, whose economy is driven by consumer products and services, it’s no wonder that mistakes can and often do happen. Granted, there are federal laws and guidelines in place to regulate the manufacturing and distribution of these goods. However, it’s not always sufficient enough when it comes to ensuring that the product will be safe to use once they’re in the consumer’s hands.
Every year, thousands of unsuspecting consumers suffer serious or even catastrophic illnesses, injuries, and wrongful death as a result. And that’s where a personal injury lawyer from the Braff Injury Law Practice can help. If you or a loved one suffered serious injury from using a defective product, you may be able to file a product liability claim against entities in the product supply chain and be entitled to significant compensation.
Understanding Product Liability
According to legal dictionaries, “product liability” is an area of personal injury law in which designers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other entities that avail products to the consumer can be held responsible for injuries caused by those products. The laws that govern product liability cases are more complex than those of personal injury law. Thus, the key to reaching a settlement is to hire an experienced injury lawyer team with plenty of negotiating and trial experience such as the Braff Injury Law Practice. If our clients do not get the deserved compensation, we will take it to the courtroom, litigating aggressively to ensure that you get a fair compensation.
California Product Liability Laws
In the state of California, there are two primary legal theories that product liability claims and lawsuits are based upon – “negligence” and “strict liability.” Product liability suits based on negligence require the plaintiff (injury victim) to prove the defendant’s (at-fault party) negligence in the design and manufacture of the defective product. Negligence is the act or failure to act that may cause a company or individual to breach their duty of care to the consumer.
On the other hand, strict liability laws enable an injured party to file suit for damages without having to prove negligence was involved. No matter if the defendant was guilty of negligence in the manufacturing process, they will be held liable for the damaged caused by any defective product if 1 of the 3 following types of defects exists:
If you believe that you or a loved one suffered injury by using a defective product and would like to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney, call the Braff Injury Law Practice today at (831-313-2660).