Long Beach Defective Products Attorneys
Manufacturers and their agents are obligated to provide consumers with products that are safe when used in a reasonable manner.
Manufacturers are also obligated to market their product responsibly. This means that, although a product may be safe if used for a specific purpose, it could be hazardous if used under different circumstances. In that case, the product must include clear, visible and concise warnings outlining the danger and its consequence.
The most common claim against a manufacturer is usually referred to as a "strict product liability" claim. If you file a strict product liability claim against a manufacturer, you may not have to prove that the manufacturer was "negligent" (necessary in most other injury claims) but you may have to establish the following:
- The product was, in fact, defective.
- The defect existed prior to the manufacturer releasing the product.
- The defect caused your damages.
Always consult an experienced defective product attorney before you file a claim for damages. If you have suffered injuries due to a defective product, make sure you protect yourself and your family by following these important steps.
- Keep the product and anything related to it, such as packaging, instructions, receipts, etc.
- Take photographs of the product and the accident scene.
- Verify that you were using the defective product in accordance with the manufacturer's written instructions.
- Gather the names and phone numbers of any witnesses to be contacted by your attorney at a later date.
- Seek medical attention immediately.
It's your right.