Product Liability Lawyers in Los Angeles
Representing Clients throughout Southern California
Products liability cases involve situations where a party is injured by
a defective product. A defective product is a product that is unsafe for
its intended or reasonably foreseeable uses due to an imperfection in
the product itself. If you have suffered injuries or property damage stemming
from a faulty product or products, it is wise to
contact an experienced Los Angeles product liability lawyer immediately to understand your rights as a consumer.
For example, a toaster may have an imperfection in the wiring that may
cause the wires to melt or even burn during operation. When a consumer
uses the toaster, the wires may catch fire, possibly causing property
damage and serious injuries. In this example, this defect in the toaster
is the direct cause of an injury, and as such, the toaster is a defective
product and the manufacturer may be liable for injuries sustained to consumers
as a result.
Products liability cases generally fall into three broad categories:
- Design defects (the product fails due to poor design)
- Manufacturing defects (the product is designed properly but is made poorly)
- Warning defects (the product fails to warn of a danger to users)
In these cases, the plaintiff must prove that the product was defective
when it left manufacturer and that the defect was the proximate cause
of their injury or property damage.
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A person injured by a defective product may be eligible for compensatory
damages to cover injuries or property damage sustained as a result of
the defective product. In limited cases, punitive damages may also be
awarded to an injured party in a product liability case.