Compensation for Injuries Suffered Due to a Defective Product
Just as one may seek compensation from a business, individual, or institution which was responsible for personal injuries suffered, whether these injuries occurred because of negligence or intentionally wrongful conduct, one may seek compensation for injuries caused by a defectively manufactured or designed product. While product-related injuries may not spring to mind as quickly as others in the personal injury law context, such as those resulting from vehicle collisions, construction accidents, or slip-and-falls, they are common, and they represent a valid basis for seeking compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income due to missed work, losses stemming from short- or long-term disabilities, and in some cases, punitive damages.
All Parties in the Retail Chain May Be Held Liable for Injuries Suffered
“How did this happen? How could a dangerous product like this be allowed to be sold in stores?” These are often the first questions that come to mind when one has suffered injuries due to a defective product, whether it be a hair dryer, bottle of cough syrup, lawnmower, toaster, space heater, or literally any other product sold in any store in California and beyond.
Vexingly, the more one thinks about the issue, the more infuriating the answer becomes. This is because there are often a great many stages in the journey of a product from its gestation as a mere idea to boxed and priced item on a rack in a retail store. There is the design stage, the vetting of the design, the manufacturing stage, rounds of testing the product in its manufactured form, the making of agreements between designers and manufacturers and between manufacturers and retailers, and, finally, the retail sale of the product to consumers. When, after all the idea generation, design, manufacturing, negotiation, and retailing, the end result is an unsafe product, the injured consumer has every right to be upset and, importantly, to seek compensation from all parties in the retail chain of a defectively designed or manufactured product.
Bringing a Product Liability Claim in California
If you have been injured by a defectively designed or manufactured product, the Law Offices of Louis J. Willett will work to seek all compensation you are entitled to for the injuries and other losses you have suffered, proving the existence of the defect and its causal relationship to your injuries. Contact a Fremont product liability and personal injury attorney at 510-791-2244 today to schedule a free consultation.