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Los Angeles Product Liability Lawyer
When you turn on an appliance, drive your vehicle, or use any other product, you expect it to be safe. When a product malfunctions and injures you, you can seek compensation for your suffering with the help of a Los Angeles product liability attorney.
Everyone has heard stories about defective products—the exploding kitchen appliances, the cars with failing brakes, and the tainted produce. If anything like that has happened to you, you know how devastating the resulting injuries can be.
Product liability comes into play when a manufacturer or seller is held responsible for placing faulty merchandise into the hands of a consumer and that consumer is injured as a result. If you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
After an injury of this type, you might feel confused about what to do next. Contact a Los Angeles product liability lawyer at Haffner Law. Your lawyer will help you assess your situation and ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve.
Types of Defective Products
There are three broad types of product defects that can injure consumers and lead to manufacturer or supplier liability claims:
- Design Defects – This type of defect would have been present before manufacture as part of the product’s original design; something in the plans is inherently unsafe.
- Manufacturing Defects – A defect of this kind occurs when there is an error in the manufacturing process that causes the product to be hazardous.
- Marketing Defects – Flaws in marketing, such as improper labeling or insufficient instructions, can also cause injury.
After a product injury, you might wonder who exactly can be held responsible for a dangerous consumer good. As long as the product was sold in the marketplace, liability can rest with anyone who participated in the design, production, and distribution of a defective product.
Potential liable parties include the following:
- The designer
- The product manufacturer
- The manufacturer of various product parts
- The party who assembled or installed a product
- The wholesaler
- The retail store in which the product was sold
You will want to work with your lawyer to make sure you name all of the potential parties who may be responsible for your injury in any defective product claim you make. This will ensure that you get the largest possible award for your injuries.
Compensation for Your Injury
You deserve compensation for your injuries and any mental anguish you may have suffered during the experience. Your lawyer will help you recover the full value of any losses—financial or not—you have suffered.
You may be able to receive compensation for the following damages common to defective product injuries:
- Medical bills
- Time away from work
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Physical or emotional therapy
Contact a Los Angeles Defective Product Lawyer
When manufacturers fail to uphold their responsibility to create safe products for public use, they should be held accountable. Filing a personal injury claimis a good way to hold the manufacturer of the product that injured you accountable.
But you’ll likely need some help getting the compensation you’re owed. Turn to the qualified attorneys at Haffner Law. We’ll fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.
Give us a call at 213-514-5681 or fill out the online contact form below to speak with a Los Angeles product liability lawyer.