Product Liability Attorney in Compton, Fontana, Norwalk & Fountain Valley
Every day, people shop for products, assuming that these products have been tested, validated, and is safe for sale. In most cases, this is the truth. California has fairly strict product liability laws that ensure the majority of the retailers, distributors, and manufacturers carry quality products that we can rely on. But, with an increasingly interconnected world, products are now being manufactured, sold, and shipped from all over the world. As this trend of globalization continues, more and more people are being injured by products that don’t conform to California’s safety standards.
At BL Personal Injury Lawyer, we’ve spent years studying and practicing in the field of personal injury, and we are product liability specialists. If you, or one of your loved ones, has been injured after using a product you presumed to be safe, we can help you navigate your personal injury claim in Compton, Fontana, Norwalk and Fountain Valley.
Product Liability in California
In California, the concept of “product liability” means that the retailers, distributors, and manufacturers of the products that you buy are liable for the results of using that product. If a product is defective or poorly labeled, these parties will be liable to pay compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured because of a defective or mislabeled product, there is a chance that you can file for personal injury compensation. But, as you’ll see below, it is very important that you have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side before proceeding with a claim.
Proving your Claim
If you’ve been injured by a defective or mislabeled product, chances are that the liability aspect of your case may seem very straightforward to you. But, it can actually be much more difficult than you can imagine proving liability for a product, and that is part of the reason you need to have our experienced personal injury lawyer on your team.
It is not enough to say that a product caused an injury, this needs to be proven. This proof is usually supplied by showing how and why a product was defective, using experts to overview common safety standards. Beyond this, the claimant needs to prove that the defect resulted in a serious injury that warrants compensation, and this process can be unbelievably difficult.
If you’ve been injured because of a defective product, there are a few things you can do to be sure you are helping to build a case, and hold on to important information you’ll need:
- If possible, keep the product that caused injury. Do not change or attempt to repair the product, but keep all original labeling, packaging and components.
- If possible, track down the receipt for your purchase and keep it
- Gather all of the information you can on the product, including packaging, instructions for use, and warranty
- Be sure to contact a lawyer and thoroughly outline your injuries, your case, and what you can provide to prove your claim.
Product Liability Injuries
When you spend hard-earned money on a product, you should be able to rely on its safety and labeling. If you’ve suffered an injury because of a failure of product standards in Compton, Fontana, Norwalk and Fountain Valley, BL Personal Injury Lawyer can help to ensure that you are compensated fairly for your injuries. Call us today!