Antelope Valley Defective Product Lawyer
Product Liability Claims in Lancaster & Palmdale
If you were injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Accident Attorneys, our Lancaster product liability lawyers have extensive experience holding product manufacturers and distributors liable for the harm they cause when they allow unsafe products onto the consumer market. With over 75 years of combined experience and more than $1 billion recovered for our clients, we are prepared to handle your product liability claim.
The Basics of a Defective Product Claim
Defective product claims are based on evidence that the plaintiff's injury was the result of defects that make the product unsafe to use under the normal intended circumstances. The case may involve a single isolated defect occurring only in the item that caused the plaintiff's injury, or it may be a defect that is found throughout the entire product line. In either case, you should not be forced to pay the price for the manufacturer's negligence.
There are three primary types of defects that can affect a product’s safety:
- Design Defects: If a product is poorly designed, making it inherently and unreasonably unsafe for normal/typical use, this is known as a design defect. An example of this would be a ladder that lacks the locking mechanism to hold it in place, causing it to collapse when used.
- Manufacturing Defects: This type of defect occurs when a mistake made during the actual production phase makes a product or batch of products unreasonably unsafe. An airbag that is improperly installed in a vehicle would be one example of a manufacturing defect.
- Labeling Defects: If a product lacks instructions, warnings, or other relevant labels, it has a labeling defect. An example of this would be a certain phone charger that is prone to overheating but does not come with warning labels noting this potential danger.
Unlike other types of personal injury claims, you do not necessarily have to prove that anyone was negligent when seeking compensation in a product liability claim. This is because entities involved in the production, manufacturing, and distribution of products are generally liable for those products under what is known as “strict liability.”
However, it is important to note that, in most cases, you can only recover damages if you can prove that you were harmed by a product due to a defect and that you were using the product as it was intended to be used at the time you were injured. If you fail to follow safety instructions or warnings, modify a product, or use it in a way that it was not designed for and are injured, you will likely be unable to bring a claim.
Pursuing Fair Compensation
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in an accident that you believe was caused by inherent design flaws or defects in a product, we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for your losses. From medical bills to lost wages, we fight for full and fair financial recovery.
If your accident could have been prevented through better research and development, stricter quality control, or better labeling and warning, our Lancaster product liability lawyers want to hear from you.
Trust Your Case to an Award-Winning Legal Team
The legal team at Accident Attorneys has a proven track record of success in taking on large manufacturers whose negligence has caused injury or death to the consumer, and we are ready to take action on your case.
Over $1 Billion Won in Insurance Settlements & Jury Verdicts
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