Product Liability Attorney in Long Beach
Whether you buy a car, a blender, a ladder, a crib, a microwave or any other product as an American consumer, you have every right to believe that it will work as advertised. Most of the time, you get exactly what you were hoping for—a useful addition to your life that performs just as it is supposed to. However, from time to time, not only will a product fall short of your expectations, it will become dangerous to use it because the product is defective or poorly manufactured and poses harm to anyone who uses it.
If you use a product that does result in harm to you or a loved one, or if it is proven that the product in question has the potential to cause harm, you may have the right to file a product liability lawsuit.
A product can be considered defective in several possible ways:
Design defect. If a product was configured wrong while it was still on the drawing board, and that design created a danger for consumers, then grounds for a product liability suit may come into play. As an example, in recent months, several different products have been plagued by batteries that are exploding or catching fire on laptops, hoverboards and other electronic products.
Manufacturing defect. It may be designed well, but if a product is not executed properly in the manufacturing stage, a dangerous defect can be built into the product as it is being constructed or assembled. Sometimes, automotive recalls fall into this category.
Marketing defect. If a product is designed and built well but is then placed on the market with false claims, or misleading performance data, or if a consumer is misled about how to use a product, then a product liability suit may be filed on these grounds as well. Medical devices and pharmaceuticals are some of the better-known categories where this kind of defect may occur.
With a product liability suit, you may be joining thousands of other claimants in a class action lawsuit, or you may just be representing your own interests in court with the help of a seasoned product liability attorney. Because these types of cases can be complicated and lengthy, it is always best to consult with an attorney before moving forward with a potential case.
The Law Offices of Robert Finn serves clients in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington. Contact us online or call us at 562-901-3388 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We only charge contingency fees, so you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.