Los Angeles Product Liability Lawyer
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.
Product Liability Basics
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.
Finding the Right Product Liability Lawyer
If you’ve been injured by a defective product it is crucial to hire an experienced attorney with the knowledge and skill to obtain maximum compensation. Craig Charles Law has a long track record of fighting on behalf of clients injured from product liability, thus ensuring the best possible outcome for you.
Craig Charles Law has offices located in West Hollywood, El Segundo and San Diego to serve the needs of clients throughout Southern California. We are a gay friendly, LGBTQIA affirming law practice. Call Craig Charles Law today for a free, no obligation consult at 424-343-0660