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Product Liability

Product Liability Attorneys in Thousand Oaks, Watsonville, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill

Each year, consumers are injured or harmed by hazardous or defective products.The manufacturers of these products have a duty to those consumers to ensure their products are safe. Unfortunately, when defective products make it to market, they can cause harm or even fatality for the people who use them. When a company fails to fulfill their duty to provide safe products and someone is harmed, that individual may have the right to seek compensation.

At Braff Law Group, we take the rights of injury victims very seriously. If you have suffered an injury due to an unsafe or defective product, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers have represented victims of hazardous products in Thousand Oaks, Watsonville, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and surrounding communities in the San Jose area for decades.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, thousands of consumer are injured by defective or hazardous products each year. Product liability suits can vary greatly. While each case is unique, an experienced injury attorney can pursue compensation for victims of harmful products for

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Any diminished future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Any diminished future earning capacity

Product defects usually fall into one of three categories.

Defective Designs

In this case, the flaw in the product is due to the design. This means that the product line itself is dangerous because of the way it was designed, even if it is used as it was intended.

Defective Manufacturing

In a case involving defective manufacturing, the flaw takes place during the manufacturing process.

Failure to Warn or Instruct

A failure to warn involves a product that can be dangerous if used improperly. In this case, the manufacturer has an obligation to include warnings or instructions on how a product should be used safely.

In product liability claims, there are different types of liability.

  • Strict liability is when a victim can prove that the injury was sustained as a result of the defect. Regardless of whether the manufacturer exercised caution in the design, manufacturing, or sale of the product, the manufacturer can be held strictly liable for the injury.
  • Negligence is when it can be proven that the manufacturer had a duty to provide a safe product yet they breached this duty in some way. It must be further proven that the defective product caused the injuries.

Breach of warranty is when there is either an implied or expressed warranty based on written or reasonable expectations that a product will be safe when used properly.

At Braff Law Group, our team of injury attorneys has vast experience and knowledge of the laws that govern defective products and protect consumers. If a consumer sustains an injury due to one of these products, there are a number of parties that can be held liable for it along the chain of production. We have a history of successfully bringing claims against companies that produce these products and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ injuries.

If you have been injured due to a dangerous or defective product, contact our injury lawyers at Braff Law Group. We have been protecting the rights of consumers in Thousand Oaks, Watsonville, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill for decades. Call us for a no-cost consultation to discuss your legal rights after an injury.

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