San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys
As a San Diego personal injury attorney, I have experienced first-hand the devastating effects that defective products can have on people’s lives. Product manufactures have a legal obligation to make products that are safe for everyday use. Unfortunately, consumers suffer serious personal injuries and even wrongful death from defective products each and every day. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in fulfilling its mission to protect the public against unreasonable risk of injuries associated with consumer products, collects, reviews and analyzes data on deaths and injuries associated with dangerous or defective products. The CPSC reports that there were over 5,200 fatalities and 13 million injuries requiring emergency room care from dangerous products in 2003 ( last year reported). The list of defective products is endless. It includes, automobiles, machinery, cribs, clothing, tools, food products, toys, household products and drugs.
Product Liability Laws Protect Consumers
Product Liability laws protect consumers from unsafe or defective products. They were enacted to ensure that the cost of injuries caused by defective products are borne by the parties who placed the unsafe or defective product on the market. A product liability lawyer can file a lawsuit on behalf of an injured victim against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of any unsafe or defective product. If successful, the victim of the dangerous product can be awarded money to compensate them for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering and lost quality of life. These product lawsuits also protect other consumers because they force manufactures to reconsider the safety of their products and cause hazardous products to be taken off the market.
What To Do If You Been Injured By A Defective Product
If you or someone close to you has been injured by a defective product, you should act quickly to preserve all evidence. Do not dispose of or repair the product in question. Do not modify the product in any way. Save all instruction booklets, labels, or other packaging that came with the product. Be sure to collect the names and addresses of all witnesses and photograph the product and scene of the injury, if possible.
How Our San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You
Product liability lawsuits in California are very complex and expensive. They require San Diego personal injury attorneys that are experienced in all aspects of defective product law and litigation. Manufactures rarely admit that they manufactured and sold a dangerous product. A strong products liability case requires a prompt and through investigation into the cause of the accident. Industry experts and product engineers may have to be consulted to pinpoint the exact design or manufacturing defect. Your legal rights against others depends upon your attorney’s ability to prove that the product that caused your injury was defectively designed or manufactured. As your lawyer, I can locate these experts and have them testify for your case in court.
No Obligation Product Liability Case Review
I have been representing victims injured by defective products in San Diego for nearly 30 years. I offer a free case review to discuss your legal options. There is no risk or obligation for this review. I work on a contingency basis and my case review is free. You will not pay any attorney fees unless I win your case.
If you are in need of San Diego personal injury attorneys, please contact me at 619-235-4300 to schedule an appointment, or simply fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form on this page. I thank you for taking the time to visit my website and if I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me today.
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