Received Injuries Because Of A Defective Product?
Get In Touch With a Product Liability Lawyer Rocklyn At McCrary Law Firm Today!
We use commercially made products every day. While accidents can happen, injuries from defective products are sometimes unavoidable. For instance, say you use a glass that shatters because you poured hot wax in it to make candles. In that case, you misused it.
However, consider this scenario: You are sleeping in your bed, and when you roll over, one of the legs breaks. You fall and injure yourself. If the bed frame was missing a design component that could have prevented that accident, you have cause for a claim. The broken glass was your fault because you weren't using it for what it was designed for. The accident on the bed could have been avoided if the product was made correctly.
The last thing you expect from a product you buy is injuries. As a consumer, you have the right to hold the manufacturer or seller of a product liable for a defective or dangerous product.
At McCrary Law Firm, our product liability lawyers have the experience and skill to represent you and get the maximum compensation possible.
What Is Involved In a Defective Product Liability Case
There are three main types of product liability cases:
Failure to Warn
Risky products are labeled with usage instructions. These should include hazard warnings that pertain to improper use. If you are injured due to a lack of said warning, you can make a compensation claim.
Defective products don't have to be damaged to cause harm. Shoddy manufacturing due to inadequate factory procedures can also cause injuries. If you believe a manufacturing error resulted in a defective product that hurt you, you have a case.
Common Types of Product Defects You Can Get Compensation For
At McCrary Law Firm, we offer aggressive representation for clients who are injured or suffer because of the following product defect injuries:
Defective cars, motorcycles, ATVs, and other vehicles can cause devastating injuries. Severe burns, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries are just some examples. For instance, a single faulty airbag can cause sous neck injuries.
Consumer Product Injuries
Defective toys, electronic devices, curtains, appliances, and other products can cause serious injuries even if used for their intended purpose. An exploding toaster or a faulty oven, for instance, can cause third-degree burns.
Scaffolding that has manufacturing defects can cause fatal injuries. A single missing metallic component can cause the entire structure to collapse. Whether they wear PPE or not, construction workers on the scaffolding can suffer from traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, or worse.
Medical Device or Drug-Related Injuries
A defective medical device such as a pacemaker can have tragic consequences. Similarly, a medication that produces side effects the literature does not mention can lead to severe health conditions and even prove fatal. If you or someone you know suffered from either of these, you can make a claim.
Manufacturing Equipment Injuries
Saws, meat cutters, power presses, laser cutters, and other manufacturing equipment should be handled carefully. However, a manufacturing defect can crush bone, amputate limbs and cause other severe injuries whether the victim is wearing protective gear or not.
Who Can Make A Defective Product Claim?
Anyone, and we mean anyone, can make a defective product claim after they suffer injuries from a defective product.
Whether you bought the defective item or recieved it, you can sue for damages from the manufacturer. You don't even have to be the person who got injured. You can still file a claim on their behalf with help from our product liability lawyer Rocklyn.
Different from a personal injury claim, a defective product liability claim in California comprises of four elements:
The product was defective when it left the control of the defendant.
The defendant distributed, designs, made, and sold the product.
The plaintiff (you) used said product as per its intended purpose.
The plaintiff (you) got injured due to the product defect(s).