When you purchase a product, it does not matter what it is, you expect a certain level of safety when you are using it. The manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods have an obligation to the consumer to make sure the products that they sell or make are safe to a reasonable degree. While this safety may hold true for the vast majority of products on the market, there are situations where a person is injured or even killed by a product through no fault of their own. When this occurs, an Alhambra product liability lawyer can help you to recover compensation.
Different types of product liability and defective product claims
There are many different types of product liability claims that a personal injury lawyer may handle. Along with that, many different types of products can be the cause of a product liability claim. That being said, most product liability lawsuits fall into one of the following three categories.
- Defective Design: This is where the design of the product itself is flawed in a way that makes the product dangerous or defective.
- Manufacturing Defects: With these claims, the design of the product is safe, but a defect occurred in the manufacturing process causing it to be unsafe.
- Inadequate labeling: This is a claim where the product did not have either sufficient instructions regarding proper use or a failure to contain a warning about the potential dangers of the product.
Building a case for product liability
A defective product lawsuit can be very complex and it requires the skill of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Beyond the basic elements of a personal injury claim, the attorney will also need to be familiar with the product liability laws. The case may also need the assistance of expert witnesses to demonstrate the defective nature of the product and to explain how it caused the injury. Overall, these cases usually require a level of knowledge and skill that goes beyond that of many of the more common personal injury lawsuits.
The Quirk Law Group can help
If you have been injured through the use of a defective product, then you need to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible. The team at the Quirk Law Group wants to help you recover compensation for the losses that you have suffered and we are ready to put our expertise to your cause. Contact us today for a consultation with an Alhambra product liability attorney.