We live in a consumer driven culture. Part of the duty that those that sell goods to the public at large take on, is the obligation to design and manufacture products that not only perform properly, but also perform safely. When companies fall short of that obligation, the arena of product liability law could apply.
Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.
Products purchased from any retail store, wholesaler, supermarkets, or even specialty outlets are all manufactured with an implicit guarantee that the product is not defective. Certain defective products have a high injury potential. They include, but are not limited to:
- Automobile, Motorcycle & Truck Products
- Baby Products: Cribs, Strollers, Feeding Bottles
- Children’s Toys
- Cosmetics (such as eyeliner, mascara, lipstick etc.)
- Electronic Devices and Systems
- Household Chemicals
- Kitchen Appliances
- Medical Devices
- Perishable Foods (from grocery stores and restaurants)
- Pharmaceutical Products
If you have been injured by a defective product, our product liability attorneys in Los Angeles may be able to hold the responsible party accountable. Sellers and manufacturer’s can be sued for negligence or strict liability.
Strict liability is a legal doctrine by which persons are held responsible for damages their actions or products cause regardless of any “fault” on their part. Very often, manufacturers defend their products by claiming improper use or a failure to follow instructions or heed documented warnings associated with the product.
The Defective Product Attorneys at Lewitt Hackman have extensive experience litigating complex product liability cases, and since all personal injury matters are undertaken on a contingent fee basis, you won’t pay any money to our firm unless we have recovered compensation for you in court or through a settlement or arbitration process. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact us today for a free consultation regarding your case by clicking here to e-mail or dial 818.990.2120.