As a consumer, it is important to know that you are owed certain rights when it comes to products that are for sale. This means that the most basic right of all is for you to be safe while using an item. Therefore, companies must safely design and manufacture products for consumers to avoid any potential dangers. There are some times when products are sold and have unknown dangers, resulting in the manufacturers and/or distributors to be held liable for any injuries or fatalities caused by their negligence.
All companies should only release products that have been proven to be harmless. This means that anyone bringing a product to market is responsible for the health and safety of consumers who purchase the product. When companies create defective products in the design, manufacturing process, or defects in marketing, the repercussions for consumers can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities.
If you or your loved one have suffered an injury due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr., our team is highly experienced in representing victims of product liability cases. Our team will do everything it takes to ensure that the responsible party is held liable for your injuries. We will work endlessly to recover the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, loss of wages, and much more. To learn more how our product liability lawyer in Los Angeles can help you, feel free to contact our team today for a free consultation.
Defects in Product Liability Cases
There are three types of defects that can help prove liability for your case, including:
Design Defects: This type of product liability claim is based on the defective design of a product, meaning that the product is inherently dangerous, based on the design alone, rather than an error made in the manufacturing process. This means that the entire product line is affected, rather than one particular item.
Examples of design defects:
- Products that are flammable or prone to melting (such as a heated blanket that catches fire)
- Mechanical defects in vehicles
- Structurally unstable products, such as a table with uneven leg lengths, resulting in the table to be unstable and unsafe
Manufacturing Defects: This type of claim involves a product that is properly designed; however, there is an issue that occurs in the manufacturing process that causes a flaw in an individual item or a set of individual items. Consequently, the item becomes dangerous and unsafe for its intended use.
Examples of manufacturing defects:
- Using the wrong materials in the building process, including screws, bolts, fasteners, etc.
- Incorrectly installing wires and circuitry
Marketing Defects: All products must come with clear and concise warnings about the possible risks or dangers associated with the product that may not be instantly apparent. For instance, warning labels must be included for products that can be potentially dangerous if they are improperly used or dangerous at all.
Examples of marketing defects:
- Products that have high electricity
- Products that have sharp edges
- Products that have heated surfaces
- Products that have choking hazards
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you are in need of an experienced Los Angeles product liability attorney in Los Angeles, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Our reputable team has recovered millions on behalf of victims who have suffered a product liability injury of fatality. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case!