Were you or a family member injured because of a dangerous or defective product in Los Angeles, CA? You may be entitled to hold the product manufacturer strictly liable for damages. Call (877) 300-4535 and talk to an experienced Los Angeles product liability lawyer at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our award-winning legal team has years of experience helping injured clients recover fair compensation for their losses. We’ve already recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims across Southern California.
We can help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more. We’re ready to make a difference in your case. Contact our law firm in Los Angeles, California, to schedule a free consultation today.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Product Liability Claim in Los Angeles
We all rely on consumer products every day. You deserve to trust that those products are safe for you and your family. That’s why California product liability laws impose strict liability for manufacturers that sell defective products.
However, big manufacturing companies and their defense lawyers have unlimited resources to fight your claim. You’ll need an experienced personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, CA to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we have decades of combined experience. We’ve been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, and other prestigious rating companies. We’ve also helped countless clients recover meaningful financial settlements and verdicts.
Our lawyers can fight for you by:
- Conducting a detailed investigation to identify the product defect
- Determining whether others have suffered similar injuries
- Hiring leading experts and specialists to analyze evidence and build your case
- Calculating the fair value of your claim
- Handling all negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf
- Protecting you if the manufacturer tries to pin the blame on someone else or blames you
Our lawyers know how important it is to get a fair financial recovery. Our trial lawyers won’t hesitate to fight for you before a judge and jury in court if necessary. To learn more, call for a free consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today.
How Common Are Defective Products in Los Angeles?
Dangerous consumer products are far more common than you might think.
Here are some shocking statistics on defective products:
- In the U.S., about 40 million injuries and 46,200 deaths are caused each year by products that have been recalled
- Approximately one-third of all prescription drugs have unidentified side effects that aren’t discovered until after they’ve been approved by the FDA
- In a single year, there were over 1,000 automotive recalls that impacted over 35 million U.S. customers
Products are often recalled once a defect has been discovered. However, not all dangerous products are recalled by the manufacturer; a product can cause countless injuries before it’s taken off the market.
What is My Los Angeles Product Liability Case Worth?
There’s no simple answer to this question. Our lawyers will evaluate your situation individually to determine how much your personal injury case is worth.
The value of your personal injury claims depends on:
- The severity of your injuries
- The cost of your medical treatment and out-of-pocket expenses
- How the injury will impact your future work, education, and quality of life
- Whether the product caused permanent damage
- Whether you share any blame for the injuries
- Whether you qualify for a class-action lawsuit
Never accept a settlement without reviewing your case with an experienced lawyer. Insurance companies and manufacturers know how much your case is worth. You deserve full information before deciding to settle. Our lawyers are here to help in any way we can, so call for a free consultation today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Defective or Dangerous Products?
In a successful product liability case, you can recover economic damages and non-economic damages. In other words, you can seek compensation for financial and non-financial losses.
Examples of the types of damages you may recover include:
Courts may also award punitive damages in cases involving gross negligence, malice, or intentional wrongdoing.
Our Los Angeles Product Liability Lawyers Will Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries
Defective products can cause serious and life-threatening injuries, including:
If a dangerous product has injured you, call our team for the legal advice you deserve today.
We Handle All Types of Product Liability Claims in Los Angeles, California
Our Los Angeles product liability attorneys are here to fight on behalf of any client injured because of a dangerous product. We often handle claims involving defective:
- Medical devices
- Over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs
- Airbags and seatbelts
- Cars and motor vehicles
- Children’s car seats
- 3M earplugs
- Children’s toys and products
- Children’s furniture, including cribs and playpens
- Household appliances
- Work equipment and tools
- Chemicals and other substances
- Lawn care products, including Roundup weed killer
- Personal care products, including talcum powder
- Contaminated food or beverages
- Vapor pens
If you were hurt because of a product defect, call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers for your free case evaluation today.
Overview of Los Angeles Product Liability Laws
Product manufacturers, designers, and other responsible parties can be held strictly liable for damages under California product liability laws. Unlike car accident victims, you don’t have to prove that someone was negligent in order to seek compensation.
Instead, you’ll have to prove:
- The product was defective
- You were using the product as intended or in a reasonably foreseeable way
- The defective product caused you some type of harm or injury
You might have a valid product liability claim if you were injured by any type of product, whether a defective motor vehicle or a child’s toy.
What Makes a Product Defective?
There are three primary types of product defects:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects or failure to warn
California courts often use a “consumer expectations test” to determine whether a product was defective. A product fails the consumer expectations test if it isn’t as safe as a reasonable consumer would expect.
Generally speaking, a product is defective if it creates an unreasonable danger that is both foreseeable and could have been avoided in some reasonable way.
You don’t have to wait for a product recall to take legal action. If you or a loved one were injured because of a defective or dangerous product in Los Angeles, call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation today.
A design defect is an inherent flaw in a product’s design that makes the product unreasonably dangerous. These products are dangerous regardless of how careful manufacturers are during the assembly process.
For example, many lawsuits claim that Roundup weed killer suffers from a design flaw because its key ingredient has been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
Some products would be safe if assembled correctly. However, because of a mistake in the manufacturing process, they become unreasonably dangerous. These types of defects are called manufacturing defects.
A medication that becomes contaminated during manufacturing would suffer from a manufacturing defect.
Most products carry some risk of danger. Manufacturing companies are required to provide adequate warnings about known dangers to consumers. If the danger cannot be eliminated or reduced by using an alternative design, the product’s warning labels and instructions should warn consumers about the risk.
Negligence in Product Liability Cases
Product manufacturers can be held liable for negligence like anyone else. Even if the product wasn’t defective, you might be able to prove that the manufacturer negligently allowed a dangerous product to enter the market.
How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in California?
In California, the statute of limitations in most personal injury cases is two years. The clock typically starts to run on the date you were injured.
However, in most product liability cases, the clock won’t start running until the date you knew about the injury or reasonably should have known about the injury. It’s also possible that you may be eligible to participate in a class action if others were hurt in the same way.
You don’t have time to waste if you were injured because of a dangerous product. These cases can be complex. It’ll take time to investigate and find the evidence to prove the product was defective.
Our lawyers are ready to get started, so call our law offices to schedule a free case review today.
Our lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to hold manufacturers of dangerous products liable. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles product liability lawyer today.
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