Personal Injuries Caused by Dangerous ProductsUpdated on Sunday 12th February 2017
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When dealing with personal injuries caused by dangerous products, the individual must be able to prove that he or she was harmed as a result of using a product that was manufactured in a dangerous way. These types of cases, like the ones involving defective products, are judged based on establishing the producer’s degree of negligence.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you obtain compensations, if you have been injured by a dangerous product.
Injuries caused by dangerous products
Products and devices have the potential of becoming unsafe if used improperly or if the manufacturer failed to specify the conditions under which the product can be dangerous for the user. Individuals who have been injured by using a product that should have been safe and was advertised this way have the right to file a lawsuit against the producer of merchandiser who should have paid attention to the safety recommendations.
Machinery and tools, motor vehicles, recreational equipment or toys and even medical devices and products can prove to be dangerous. The user should be well informed about the risks associated with any commercialized products.
In this type of lawsuit, the defendant will sometimes be able to use a rule called comparative negligence. This means that the plaintiff, the victim, can also be accused that he or she contributed to the accident-event if this contribution has a small degree on the outcome of the accident. It is important to discuss your personal injury case with an L.A. personal injury attorney. An expert will be able to look at the evidence and assess whether or not the defendant can also make negligence claims against you.
Product liability in California
Product liability cases are based on proving that the product had a defect that became dangerous for the user. These defects can be divided into manufacturing defects or design defects. The latter have the potential of affecting more customers because they extend to the products in an entire line.
Product liability cases are quite common, but the good news is that being regulated by the law, there are many ways in which this type of personal injuries can be proved in a court of law in the state of California and our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can assist in. If you are in the position to file a claim in a product liability case, you should know that you can use both the liability and the negligence of the producer to make your case.
What do you need to prove in a personal injury caused by defect products case?
Accidents caused by dangerous products can be successfully represented by our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys by filing a lawsuit on one of the following grounds:
- - the strict liability product;
- - breach of warranty;
- - fraud;
- - negligence.
No matter the grounds, the victim will be helped to gather all the evidence for their case and prove that the product did not meet the safety requirements as imposed by the law. During the case, our lawyers will demonstrate the product is dangerous because it has inflicted a wound or has damaged the property of the plaintiff. Our attorneys will also show how the product has caused loss of a significant amount of money, if that is the case.
Liability for a defect product in a personal injury case
When taking a case to court is very important to determine the party the claim will be filed against. The party can be:
- - the retailer;
- - the manufacturer;
- - the manufacturer who produced certain components in the product at fault;
- - the wholesaler or the distributor;
- - a third party who installed or assembled the product.
No matter the case, it is important to know that after the accident, you should contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You should also keep any receipt and warranty of the defective product which will be considered important evidence when arguing the case.
Persons injured by defective or dangerous products can seek the help of a specialist who will be able to advise them on the claims they can make against the manufacturer. You can contact our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers if you were injured and need help for obtaining compensations.