California product liability laws protect consumers from defective products, and California product liability lawyers are here to uphold these laws. Lawyers have the power to hold the manufacturers, the wholesalers, the distributors, the suppliers, the retailers, and other vendors responsible for any damage a consumer may sustain while using a defective product. If the damages caused by the defective product result serious injury of the consumer, the victim is entitled to file a claim.
The law surrounding product liability is complex due to the fact that a malfunction of a product can lead to very serious injuries. In some instances, a defective production may cause the death of the individual who was harmed as a result of using the product. In the event that a defective product causes the death of a consumer, the family of the deceased may be entitled to receive compensation for the loss of the loved one.
If you or someone you know has recently been injured due to a defective product, contact The May Firm today. The May Firm is a nationally recognized and award-winning personal injury firm that specializes in product liability cases. It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to attempt to fight a product liability case without the help of experienced legal representation- that is why you should contact The May Firm. Our defective product attorneys are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve for the damages wrongfully committed against you.
You should never try to represent yourself or deal directly with the companies involved in product defect cases. In fact, you could hurt your case by communicating with the companies and the companies’ attorneys involved with the case. Product manufacturing companies and their lawyers know exactly what to say to take advantage of a victim who has been injured due to a product defect. It is not uncommon for the manufacturing companies to completely deny the claim if the injured victim does not have legal representation.
It is best to retain an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured. The May Firm attorneys will speak with the responsible party on your behalf to ensure nothing is stated that could possibly harm your case. The May Firm attorneys know the in-and-out of product liability law. We will fight to represent your claim and to see that it is settled for the highest amount possible. The May Firm believes that no victim ought to pay for damages committed against them due to the negligence of another. Let The May Firm be the legal representation you need.
It is extremely important to, keep the product that injured you in your possession. After the injury occurs, do not alter the product. It is essential to your case to have hard evidence of the malfunction to the product. Under any circumstance, do not give the product to the company that put it on the market. The company may communicate to you that they need to obtain the product, but it is important to keep the product in your possession.
You do not want the product tampered with in any way as the product is a key piece of evidence. Your attorney will want to lock down this evidence as soon as possible. The May Firm understands that product liability cases can be intimidating to the injured victim, but that is why we are here to help. The May Firm attorneys will ensure that all hard evidence is gathered and protected from further tampering. Our attorneys will speak to the company on your behalf to guarantee that no damaging statements are made pertaining to your case.
Depending on the product, there is a number of potential defects that can occur. The defect may be in the design of the product. The defect may also occur during the manufacturing process. If the product is mislabeled, misrepresented, or the instructions are not clear, the product may be deemed defective.
A product may also be deemed defective. If the product does not disclose all the potential risks of using that product and/or the potential risks if the product is not used as intended. These are all examples of what is called a marketing defect. Again, you need an experienced product defect attorney to sort through these legalities in order to develop the best strategy for your case.
In an effort to make a greater profit, many companies cut corners during the manufacturing process, which can cause harmful damages to consumers. They may use inferior materials, or the product may be poorly engineered. Manufacturing negligence may also occur during the testing of the product’s prototypes. The testing of a product is critical to ensure the product will not harm consumers.
Companies may also rush the production of a product in order to quickly get a product on the market. For example, a company may want to get a product to market for the holiday shopping season, and in haste , the company may not have tested the product as carefully as it should have been tested. It is also a possibility a company may have failed to take accurately write the product’s instructions. If the instruction literature fails to accurately educate the consumer, the company may be held liable for this negligence.
In some product defect liability cases, the responsibility may be shared with more than one party. In fact, in some cases, the consumer himself or herself may share partial responsibility for the product malfunction. For example, if your child is injured in a defective car seat, you may not have fastened your child into the car seat. In the event that you hold partial negligence for the injuries that occurred due to a product malfunction, you may still have a case. Cases of shared responsibility may seem more complex but a good personal injury attorney with product defect liability experience can sort through these seemingly complex cases. The May Firm is prepared to represent your case.
In order for a company to be found liable for a product malfunction, the company must be found negligent for the malfunction. Negligence can sometimes be difficult to prove. It must be proven that the manufacturing of the product did not meet standard legal regulations. For example, even if a product is obviously inferior, a company may claim it was not negligent because the company used the same industry standards that other companies manufacturing similar products use.
If a product is deemed to be defective, strict liability laws may come into play. A company can be found to be strictly liable, even if a company was not negligent, if the product is indeed defective and caused damages. California was the first state to enact strict liability laws and continues to be strong in this area of product liability. Strict liability holds companies responsible for a defective product during the event that companies may claim industry standards were met.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you will need a product defect liability law firm with excellent experience to represent you. The May Firm has years of experience handling product liability cases. Please contact us to set up a free consultation. We will evaluate your case and give you an honest assessment of how strong your product defect case is and how we may be able to assist you. The May Firm offers representation at no out-of-pocket cost to our clients. We work on a contingency basis, which allows us to collect a portion of the settlement as payment for our representation. The May Firm believes that no victim ought to bear the burden of another’s negligence, especially when strict legal standards are put in place to ensure the excellent manufacturing of a product. Do not wait to get the legal representation you need - Contact The May Firm today!
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