Purchasing a product and bringing it into our home is a covenant of sorts. We trust that the manufacturer followed all necessary safety protocols to ensure that the product we use is safe.
Unfortunately, this is a covenant that is all too often broken. Defective or dangerous products injure or kill thousands of Californians each year.
When that happens, it’s essential to have an experienced legal advocate — someone who can help ensure that justice is done.
California has some of the strongest consumer safety laws in the United States. If you are injured by a defective product, you have up to two years to file a personal injury claim. Damages to personal property (such as a house fire) may be sought up to three years later.
When dealing with defective products, California uses a standard called “pure comparative fault.” This means that victims can still receive damages even if they are partially at fault.
There are three core types of product liability: Defective design, manufacturing defect and lack of adequate warning or instructions.
When considering defective design, courts must weigh the risk and benefits of the product and its design, along with consumer expectations of that product.
Manufacturing defects are any flaws or errors that are overlooked during the production process.
Lack of adequate warning claims focus on products that are still dangerous even when designed and manufactured correctly. In such cases, product producers must give the public reasonable warning of these risks.
At the Law Office of Craig Charles, we have the necessary experience to handle even the most complex product liability cases. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, don’t wait to contact us for a free consultation. Located in West Hollywood (Weho). LGBT Friendly.
If you've been seriously injured, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We understand this process may be unfamiliar or confusing, so we make a personal commitment to communicate with you in a clear and timely fashion. Call us today and we'll evaluate your case, walk you through the process — and put you on the path to recovery.