What Is Product Liability?
We assume the products we use every day are safe. We rely on the manufacturers or vendors of those products to ensure, with normal use, they will not cause injury to our families or us. But every year in the United States, defective or dangerous products cause thousands of serious injuries or wrongful death.
Simply put, product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. But product liability cases are far from simple. When a defective product injures someone, any or all parties along the chain of manufacture– the manufacturer of component parts, an assembly manufacturer, the wholesaler, and the retail store owner–may be liable.
Proving there was a product defect and determining who is liable for the injury it caused, is complex.
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks employs the top medical, scientific and engineering experts necessary to identify the party or parties at fault and prove liability for injuries related to defective products.
If an unsafe or dangerous product has injured you or a loved one, you need to talk to a Long Beach product liability attorney. Personal injury attorney Michael Waks has the expertise and resources to build a strong case and hold the liable party or parties accountable. Call (562) 206-1939 to discuss your case.
How a Long Beach Product Liability Attorney Can Help
Injuries can come from a variety of defective products. The categories of defective products that fall under product liability include:
- Consumer goods
- Medical devices
- Commercial and personal vehicles
- Prescription drugs
The first hurdle in a product liability case is proving a product is defective. There are three types of defects that can cause the manufacturer and/or supplier of a product to be liable:
- Design Defects – inherent in the product before manufacturing
- Manufacturing Defects – occurs during construction so only a few of many are defective
- Marketing Defects – improper instructions or failure to warn consumers of latent dangers
If you believe you or a loved one was injured by a defective product, keep the product and its packaging, and call a product liability lawyer right away.
Michael Waks has over 30 years experience representing and winning millions of dollars for personal injury victims in Long Beach, Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California areas. Call (562) 206-1939 to put a tough-minded and caring attorney to work for you.
Contact a Long Beach Product Liability Attorney for a Free Consultation
Michael Waks’ personal injury law practice is based on the principle of providing each client with strong, compassionate representation. He handles each case personally to ensure you receive the benefits of hiring an expert product liability attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Michael D. Waks for a free confidential consultation. Michael is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calling does not obligate you to hire Michael. If you do hire Michael, you don’t pay any fees unless you win.