When you go to purchase any product, you generally do so with the belief that the product is safe for its intended use. For the overwhelming majority of products, this concept holds true, but there are instances where the products that we buy may be unsafe and therefore, pose a significant risk of injury or death to the consumer. If you have been injured by a defective product, a Beverly Hills product liability lawyer can help you to recover damages from those who are liable.
Product Liability Litigation
Product liability litigation can be very complex and it often requires expert testimony and a legal team that is familiar with this specific form of personal injury law. There are additional elements that may come into play with a claim regarding a defective product and the legal theories that apply will vary depending on the type of product that caused the injury, the situation in which the injury occurred and how the product was being used at the time of the injury.
Example of Product Liability
For instance, if the faulty product in question was a set of tires, some of the legal theories that apply to a car accident case may also apply. The defense might question various details about the accident and the maintenance of the vehicle that you were driving. They might claim that, while the tires were defective, some of the fault belongs to the claimant or another motorist. For a person with no experience, this could get very confusing and the defendants and their lawyers would certainly try to take advantage of an unrepresented individual and their lack of experience.
Even just demonstrating the basics of a product liability or defective product lawsuit requires a significant amount of work on the part of a legal team. It has to be shown that the claimant was injured or suffered a loss and it has to be shown that the loss was the result of using a dangerous or defective product. Along with that, you also have to show that the claimant was using the product in the way that it was intended to be used. This means that you need documentation and investigation into the injuries, documentation and investigation in regard to the event that caused the injury and an investigation into the product in question.
The Full Level of Liability
On top of that, the claimant needs to identify all of the parties that are at fault and assign blame correctly to each one. This can be tricky because you may have a list of potential defendants that all had some part in the design, manufacture and distribution of the defective product and none of them are going to step forward and admit their full level of liability. That isn’t to say that they won’t admit some level of fault and make you a settlement offer, but if they are trying to make you an offer before you talk to a defective products attorney, you can be sure that this offer is not in your best interest.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a defective product, you need a representative that understands how to investigate and build a case for product liability. For a determined product liability lawyer in Beverly Hills, contact the Quirk Law Group and arrange for a consultation.