Product Liability Attorney Santa Clara, Pittsburg, Corona, Vallejo
We live in a society that is based on the consumption of goods and services and as consumers, we have a right to trust that the products we use each day are safe and won’t cause us harm. The federal government has laws in place to ensure that. But each year, dangerous products still make it into the hands of unsuspecting consumers. Many of these dangerous products can cause injuries and sometimes even fatalities.
At the Law Offices of Braff P.C., we have represented victims of dangerous products throughout our careers. Our skilled product liability lawyers have decades of experience recovering compensation for those victims in Santa Clara, Pittsburg, Corona, Vallejo, and surrounding communities who have been harmed by a dangerous, faulty, or hazardous product.
The Three Categories of Liability Claims
Product liability law ensures that a manufacturer, designer, or seller of a product can be held responsible when they have placed a faulty or dangerous product into the market and it has harmed a consumer. Product liability claims generally fall into three categories:
- The defect is due to the manufacturing process. These claims arise because of a problem in the way it was manufactured.
- The defect is due to the design. These claims arise when a product is designed in a way that makes it dangerous to use. These types of product claims will typically affect all the products that have been manufactured and require a product recall.
- The product was put into the marketplace without adequate warnings or without proper instructions regarding its use.
In the state of California, there are two theories that a claim can be based on. One is negligence and the other is strict liability. A negligence claim requires the injured party to prove a breach of the duty of care on the manufacturer’s part. Strict liability allows the injured party to sue without having to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. Strict liability laws have been put in place to protect unsuspecting consumers from dangerous products.
Flaws Can Be Found Along Several Points in Production or Sale
Product flaws may have occurred at different points along the line of production or marketing. Depending on the type of flaw, the liability can lie with the designer, the manufacturer, the distributor, the supplier, the marketing staff, the wholesaler, or the retailer. This can make product liability extremely complicated.
The Complexity of Product Liability
Because product liability claims can be complex and each state will have its own laws and statutes, establishing fault will require the skill of an expert. Victims of product injuries should seek the advice and support of an experienced product liability lawyer. At the Law Offices of Braff P.C., we have dedicated our careers to the rights of the victim.
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If you have been injured due to a faulty product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our skilled team of California personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Braff P.C. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in Santa Clara, Pittsburg, Corona, Vallejo, and throughout California. Call us today for a free consultation to understand your legal rights after being injured by a dangerous product. You never pay unless we win.