Southern California Defective Product Attorneys
Manufacturers have a duty to place only safe products on the market. When people are injured from the use of defective products, the attorney’s of Nordstrom, Steele, Nicolette & Blythe are ready to hold the makers of those products accountable for the injuries they have caused. We have specialized Southern California defective product attorneys that can help you.
Product Liability And Defective Product Attorneys
In California, product liability is the area of law that holds the manufacturer or the seller of a product liable for providing a defective product to a consumer. Liability for a product defect that causes an injury rests upon all sellers of that product. The law requires a product to meet the reasonable expectations of the consumer. When a product has a dangerous and unexpected defect, the product does not meet those expectations. There is no federal law regarding product liability. Typically, product liability claims are based on state legal theories of negligence, breach of warranty, or strict liability. These claims are complex and require the expertise of a Palm Desert, CA defective product attorney.
Product Defects And Potentially Liable Parties In Palm Springs, CA
The person injured by a defective product does not have to be the same person who originally purchased the product in order to recover for damages. Any person who foreseeably could have suffered an injury due to a defective product in the Tustin, CA area can contact a defective product attorney and seek to recover for those injuries, as long as the product was originally sold to someone in the marketplace.
Liability for a defective product can rest with any party, anywhere in the product’s chain of distribution, including:
- The manufacturer of the product
- A manufacturer of the parts that make up the product
- The party who assembles or installs the defective product
- The wholesaler of the product
- The retail seller that sold the product
In order for strict liability laws to apply, the sale of a defective product must be made during the regular course of the seller’s business. This means a person who sells a used product at an estate sale would likely not be held liable in a product liability lawsuit.
Different Types Of Product Defects
A plaintiff in a product liability case is required to prove, preferably though their Palm Desert defective product attorney, that the product claimed to have caused their injury was defective and also, that the product was unreasonably dangerous because of the defect. There are three common types of defects that often cause injury and leave manufacturers or suppliers liable:
- Design Defects. A design defect exists within a product from its conception, even before it is ever manufactured or sold. The design itself is unsafe.
- Manufacturing Defects. Manufacturing defects occur during the process of a product being manufactured or assembled.
- Marketing Defects. Defects can exist in the way that a product is marketed. This can include misleading labeling, unclear instructions, or a lack of safety warnings.
Products Considered Unavoidably Unsafe
Some products, by their nature, cannot be made safe without losing their purpose. A kitchen knife that isn’t sharp enough to injure anyone would be useless for cutting food. While a product might not be found to be unreasonably dangerous, the manufacturers and suppliers of these unavoidably unsafe products are required to give proper warnings of all the expected dangers and risks of using their products, so that a consumer can make an informed decision on whether or not to purchase them.
There are many ways a product may be defectively designed that make it unsafe. If you are looking for strong representation by a product injury attorney in the Southern California area, give us a call for a free consultation today!
If You Or A Loved One Have Suffered Injuries As A Result Of Defective Products, Our Attorneys May Be Able To Help.
Every human being has a basic right of being safe. Safety is important and it is taken into consideration by big companies when designing and manufacturing products for end users. However, if care is not taken, it can lead to the manufacture of a defective product which can be dangerous for others. Defective products put people at risk of suffering from a significant personal injury. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of using a defective product, you must get in touch with a defective products attorney. Call the Law Offices of Nordstrom, Steele, Nicolette & Blythe if you reside in Southern California at (760) 837-1884 today!
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