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Lancaster Product Liability Lawyers
Serving Palmdale and The Antelope Valley
In 2011, the Antelope Valley personal injury attorneys of Accident Attorneys were included in the short list of nominees for the Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the Year award. This recognition was in consideration of our success in winning a substantial settlement to compensate a family who had lost their young son in a tragic accident involving a toy chest with weak hinges. The case that earned us the nomination was also notable for the fact that it resulted in a voluntary product recall, which potentially saved others from suffering similar injuries.
Explanation of Product Liability
The legal principle of product liability addresses the responsibility of a manufacturer to take reasonable precautions to ensure that its products are free from inherent design flaws that make them unsafe to use. It also comprehends situations involving injuries and deaths caused by defective products.
Further, product liability claims can be filed based on a lack of proper labeling and the failure to warn about known hazards. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident which should have been prevented by a higher degree of care on the part of a manufacturer or distributor, you may have grounds to file a product liability claim.
Examples of Defective Product Claims
Product liability claims can involve any of a wide variety of different types of products, such as:
- Children's toys
- Household appliances
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
A common example of this type of case are auto product liability lawsuits involving tires prone to tread separation or blowout, as well as air bags that fail to deploy or SUVs which are liable to rolling over. In some cases, a product liability claim will be filed by an individual plaintiff, while in others they are large class actions.
The goal in such cases is often twofold: to recover financial compensation for the plaintiff's injuries and to bring about a recall of the product from the market in order to protect others from being similarly harmed.
If you believe that you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit, contact us now for a free case evaluation to get started!
If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.
Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.
You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.
If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.
If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.
There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.
In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.
Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.
Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.