The Top Five Things to Know About Defective Product Cases

The Top 5 Things to Know About Defective Product Cases
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When you are injured or a loved one is killed by a defective product, it can be very difficult to know where to turn for help. The first thing to remember is, if you suspect an injury was caused or exacerbated by a defective, faulty, or dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and related damages. The best way to find out is through a one-on-one consultation at the Redondo Beach office of Kirtland & Packard. Call (310) 536-1000 to set up your complimentary case review and learn how we can help.

What You Need to Know About Defective Product Cases

  1. You may have a case if you were injured by a defective product. If you were using the product as instructed and were still injured, you may have a case to pursue compensation for your injuries. Product manufacturers must properly warn consumers of the inherent danger of their products, if there are any such dangers. At Kirtland & Packard, we carefully investigate all claims of product liability to determine if a manufacturing, shipping, or design error caused or contributed to an accident. We are prepared to hold negligent corporations accountable as we seek maximum compensation for victims of faulty or dangerous products.
  2. Defective products can cause very serious injuries. Defective product cases can involve virtually any type of injury, including brain injury, back, head or neck injury, fractures, burns, amputations, scarring and disfigurement, and death. The more serious the injury, the higher the potential for excessive bills, an inability to work, and lasting physical and emotional pain. If you are not sure whether you have a case, consult with our attorneys today. We provide free, no-obligation case reviews and handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means if you do not win your case, we do not get paid.
  3. Many types of products have been involved in these types of cases. Over the years, many types of products have caused injuries because of defects. Most recently, several automotive defects, including things like the GM ignition switch and Takata airbags, have resulted in multiple injuries and death. Faulty tires and other vehicle components can also cause serious injury and are often the focus of recalls from auto manufacturers. In addition to cars, trucks, and SUVs, defective products may include children’s toys, medications, medical devices, and workplace safety equipment. Almost any type of product has the potential to harm when dangerous defects, poor manufacturing practices, or faulty design are left unaddressed.
  4. There are three types of product defects. The three types of defective products are:
    1. Defective design: The product contained a defect because of the way it was designed.
    2. Defective manufacture: A defect that arises as the product is being made. This situation will usually affect an entire lot of a product.
    3. Marketing defects: Improper labeling, insufficient warnings and inadequate instructions are all examples of defects in the way a product is marketed.
      During the investigative portion of your claim, we will carefully examine all contributing factors to determine where fault should lie. We will work to hold those parties responsible for your injury accountable for all of the damages their negligence has wrought.
  5. There are several parties who may be at fault. Depending on the type of product that has caused harm, there may be several parties who can be held accountable for your injuries. Responsible parties may include manufacturers, the company who assembled the product, the company who installed the product, a wholesaler, the retailer, the company that shipped the product. Full compensation requires the proper party be identified. In cases with multiple parties, all of them will need to be held to account. During your free consultation at our Redondo Beach office, we can discuss this and all other aspects of your case in greater detail to make sure you are fully prepared for what lies ahead.

If you are in need of an experienced and aggressive defective product attorney in the South Bay area, please call the team at Kirtland & Packard at (310) 536-1000 for a free consultation. We serve Torrance, Redondo Beach, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles County.