Product Defect Attorneys
You have the right to expect that designers, manufacturers, and sellers offer products that are manufactured as safely as possible and that the products are tested for safety. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Sometimes companies know their products are unsafe, but they don’t want to spend the money to recall the product in order to fix it.
Other times a product is marketed for a use it was never meant to have. This is particularly true of medicines that are approved by the FDA for one use but sold by the company to doctors to give to patients for another use that has not been approved.
If you believe you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a free, no-obligation consultation. If Pocrass & De Los Reyes takes your product liability case, you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
Three Types of Defective Products
The law recognizes three basic types of defects:
- Manufacturing Defect: The product is well designed, but the way in which it was made makes it unsafe.
- Design Defect: The design of the product is unsafe, so all the products are unreasonably dangerous. A design defect also applies to the way a product is packaged. For example, if a child dies because he took a drug that should have been in a childproof container but wasn’t, the manufacturer can be held liable.
- Insufficient Instructions or Warnings: If a manufacturer designs and makes a safe product but doesn’t include proper warnings or instructions for its safe operation, the manufacturer could be responsible for injuries.
How to Determine Who is Responsible
It takes an experienced product liability attorney — like those at Pocrass & De Los Reyes — to investigate the product to determine if the product was defective and why.
Often a product liability attorney must have specialized knowledge of a particular area of law. For example, there are specialized laws that pertain to defective products found in motor vehicles, trucks, or in medications.
The experienced product liability attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes offer FREE, no-obligation consultations to people who have suffered serious personal injuries or to the families of those who have lost a loved one to a wrongful death due to a defective product.
Who Can Bring a Product Liability Case
If you obtained serious personal injuries or a loved one suffered a wrongful death because of a defective product, you or the family of the deceased may be able to bring a product liability case.
If you didn’t buy the product yourself, but you were using it and were injured because of a product defect, you also may have a product liability case.
If you are a bystander, watching while someone else used the product, and you were injured because of the product defect, you, too, may have a product liability case.
The Cost of a Product Liability Lawsuit
Your product liability attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes takes your case on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
The product liability attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes have earned their clients, who have been hurt by an unsafe product, significant verdicts and settlements.
If you think you have a product liability case, contact a product liability attorney at Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Q: I was injured by a product, is the manufacturer liable?
A: You may have a product liability case. It depends on whether the product was defective or not.
Q: I don’t have my receipt or the instructions or the package the product came in, could I still bring a product liability case?
A: It’s always helpful to have the receipt, the packaging, or the instruction manual, but it isn’t absolutely necessary. A product liability lawyer at Pocrass & De Los Reyes knows how to get a product’s packaging or instruction booklet.
Q: What is a “defective product”?
A: A “defective product” is considered by the law to be a product that causes injuries or death because it was designed incorrectly, not manufactured correctly, or gave insufficient instructions or warnings as to how to use the product.
Q: Can any product be defective?
A: Potentially, yes. You have probably heard about product liability cases involving cars, tires, drugs, car seats, swing sets, airbags, toys, dog food, light cigarettes, peanut butter, strawberries, asbestos, and so on. We’ve even had a product liability case that involved a vase.
Q: What do you have to prove in a product liability case?
A: In California, a product liability attorney must prove that the product injured you, it was defective, and you were injured because of the product defect.
Q: I bought a product second-hand. Do I still have a case?
A: If you were injured by a product you bought second-hand and it was defective, you may still have a case.
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