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Personal Injury Attorneys Holding Negligent Manufacturers Accountable
Product liability lawsuits arise when an individual user or consumer is injured by an unsafe product. When a product is unsafe and causes injury to a consumer or user, that individual can file a product liability lawsuit in pursuit of financial compensation or his or her damages. With the help of our San Diego based personal injury attorneys, we can help you hold careless manufacturers responsible for their actions.
What Is Product Liability?
A typical product liability cases falls into one of three categories:
Any party involved in the introduction of a product into the marketplace has an explicit duty to ensure that the product is safe. If the product was not safe and causes injury then those involved with bring the product to the market may be liable. This includes designers, manufacturers, distributors, marketers, and vendors, as well as the party responsible for warning consumers of any dangers that may be associated with a product. If a person or company
is found to be negligent in this duty to consumers, there may be grounds for a product liability lawsuit.
- Strict Liability
In product liability lawsuits based on claims of negligence, it is necessary to prove that a person or company acted unreasonably. However, in a strict liability case, there is no requirement to prove intent or fault on behalf
of the defendant, it is only necessary to prove that the product in question is unsafe or defective and that it caused harm to the plaintiff(s).
- Breach of Warranty
Any time when a company is found to have violated its own guarantee related to the performance or quality of its product, a breach of warranty product liability lawsuit claim may arise. Breach of warranty claims apply to both express guarantees (like a guarantee that a product is safe) as well as implicit promises that lead a consumer to assume a product is safe to use.
Examples of Product Liability Cases
- Toys for small children with sharp edges or toxic chemicals
- Defectively designed auto parts that end up causing a car accident or fail to prevent serious injuries
- Products that do not provide adequate instructions or warnings
- Poorly manufactured or faulty appliances that explode, causing burn injuries
- Highway design defects
- Faulty airbag, brakes, and other vehicle defects
Contact Our Injury Lawyers for Help
If you or a loved one are a consumer injured or harmed by dangerous and/or defective products, contact Simpson Law Group today to get insight on how to recover the compensation you deserve.