Defective Products in San Bernardino, CA
Injuries Caused by Negligent Manufacturing
Many personal injuries are the result of defective products. When a manufacturer fails to create or assemble a product, or when a vendor fails to inform the consumer of possible problems or dangers, a consumer has every right to file a claim for compensation after the product causes them injury. Common examples include faulty auto products that fail and cause car accidents, such as bad tires or brake failure. Home appliances can short out and cause fires and severe burns. Medications and prescription drugs can be improperly compounded, resulting in illness or internal injury. Even contaminated food can make an individual eligible for compensation. The key to obtaining this compensation, however, is to retain an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer.
Manufacturers and vendors alike will do everything possible to deny liability. They will often use warranties as excuses, even when the malfunction was due to their gross negligence. A skilled lawyer will be able to gather evidence and present a strong case, establishing liability and holding the other party responsible for your damages. Vetchtein Law, a Professional Law Corporation, is capable of taking on the multi-billion dollar companies and their insurance, so call today to set up an initial case evaluation.
Types of Product Liability Claims
There are three ways a plaintiff can get compensation for their injuries from a defective product. All three ways involve proving a specific type of defect was present, and you usually need to pursue either negligence or strict liability for each. There are other legal courses, but negligence and strict liability are among the most commonly presented in court.
Design Defects - To qualify for a design defect, the product must have had something wrong with it before it was physically manufactured. One example of this is a safety guard that doesn’t prevent injuries. Another example is a car was designed without regard to stability, making it prone to getting passengers into serious accidents.
Marketing Defects - Marketing, or packaging, defects occur when adequate instructions or proper advertising were not in place. An example of this would be a tool that requires cleaning that is missing instructions, and the parts may cause injury if someone does not take the proper care when clean them.
Manufacturing Defects - Manufacturing defects are created through unintentional actions that cause products to not meet their intended design. Using the wrong type of bolts or other mechanical fastening parts can create a manufacturing defect.
Many product errors may legally qualify as defects that you might not have imagined would be taken seriously. Likewise, there are certain things which seem like you should be able to pursue litigation against which are actually not able to be attributed to any design, marketing, or manufacturing defect. The nuances involved with categorization are just one of the many reasons you should hire an attorney for defective product litigation in San Bernardino.
Consult with a Lawyer from the Firm Today
The firm's legal team has extensive experience in personal injury and has achieved success in all types of cases. Call at your earliest convenience to speak directly with an attorney and discuss what action can be taken to recover your damages. Injuries caused by defective products can be devastating and could leave a victim facing serious financial stress without fair compensation.