At the press of a button, you can have products delivered to your home the very same day. As consumers, we are constantly buying products. For the most part, these products have been created safely, but, sometimes faulty or defective products can result in serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. Read on to learn more about product liability lawsuits in California what you should do in the event of an injury.
Who will be Held Responsible in a Product Liability Lawsuit?
Some defects or hazards may occur as a result of:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Improper labeling/failure to warn
- Strict liability
- Warranty breach
The main way to hold a party accountable is by proving design or manufacturing defects.
Design defects: This occurs when the designer does not take safety into account while designing the product. If you are injured as a result of a design defect, your legal team will need to prove that there was a safer, yet equally feasible and economical way to design the same product.
Manufacturing defects: This occurs when a product design is sound, but the manufacturer, intentionally or unintentionally, deviates from the original blueprints. In this case, your legal team will need to prove that the manufacturer deviated from the original design.
As you can see, it can be difficult to provide proof. You and your legal team may need to work with industry experts in order to prove that some sort of negligence occurred. For this reason, it is important to have a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
When recovering from a serious injury, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind. It is important to know that if you do wish to pursue legal action, you will have to file a claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In the state of California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means that if you do not file within two years of your injury, you may lose your chance to receive compensation, so it is important to reach out to a skilled California personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you have any questions regarding product liability, or you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty or defective product, do not hesitate to reach out to the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady.
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When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.