Consumers face a host of product liability risks during everyday life – from unsafe toys and car seats, failing air bags, and contaminated food to occupational hazards such as asbestos exposure and defective machinery. If you, a family member, friend, or coworker have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you have the legal right to be compensated.
Why Choose the Appel Law Firm LLP for your Product Liability Case
- We will hold negligent parties accountable, but it’s our rigorous, detailed pursuit of justice, undivided individual attention, and consistent record of success that separate us from the rest.
- One of the most difficult and important tasks in preparing and presenting product liability cases is securing the assistance and testimony of qualified experts in the particular field of manufacture and/or design. We have the financial resources required to retain outstanding experts to testify on your behalf.
Common Product Liability Cases
Product Liability Explained
When a manufacturer, distributer, or seller is held liable for defectively made or designed products, this claim is generally known as “product liability.”
Generally speaking, a defect in the manufacture of a product exists if the product is different from the manufacturer’s intended result or if the product differs from apparently identical products from the same manufacturer. The defect has to exist when the product left the defendant’s possession and, at the same time, be a cause of injury to the product user.
There are several theories under which a plaintiff might bring a claim. First, a product can be defectively designed if it fails to perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect when using it in an intended or reasonably foreseeable manner. Alternatively, a product can be defective in design if there is a risk of danger inherent in the design that outweighs the benefit of that design. Of course, the defective design has to be a cause of injury to the user of the product.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you should keep the product and any packaging, instructions, and labels. These items are important in proving your case. Defective product cases can be very complex and expensive to prosecute. You should select a law firm with substantial expertise and resources. If you desire a free consultation on a defective or hazardous product case, please call the Appel Law Firm LLP (925) 938-2000 or use our contact us form.