Product Liability Attorney in Chico
Compensation for Injuries Caused by Defective Products
Many cases of personal injury are the result of a defective product. Manufacturers and vendors are responsible for ensuring that a product is ready and safe for consumers before putting it out on the market and selling it. If a product is improperly manufactured or inadequately inspected before it is sold, it could malfunction and cause serious injury to the user. For example, a defective stove could cause a house fire, or a new lawnmower could malfunction and cause severe lacerations or an amputation injury. No matter what type of injury is caused, as long as the malfunction was a direct result of the manufacturer's faulty design or vendor's negligence, you may have grounds for a claim.
The Facts Behind Product Liability
Every day across the U.S. a product causes harm to a consumer. Common products that have caused issues in the past have included theme park rides, blankets, breast implants, lighters, computers, cribs, flammable mattresses, gas water heaters, tires, toys and drugs such as Vioxx. Whether this is a result of a lack of warning about potential side effects/dangers (for example, toys), a defective product across the board (for example, a certain make of tire) or a product that has a high potential of becoming defective (for example, cribs), items are put on the market that result in injury. Many things can result in a product liability claim: contracts and agreements can play a part, design can play a part, marketing can play a part, testing can play a part, instructions can play a part and warranties/recall procedures can play a part. Manufacturers have a duty of care towards consumers and when they fail to show this care, they should be held responsible! When it comes to statistics, the facts are astonishing. For example, in 2012 there were 212,000 emergency room visits for dangerous toys alone.
Manufacturers, vendors, and component suppliers will often attempt to sidestep liability by claiming that the product was no longer under warranty or that the accident was caused by the user's own negligence. They have abundant resources to fight claims, which is why you need to hire a skilled Chico personal injury attorney from the Law Office of Adam Sorrells. Our legal team can gather the evidence to prove liability on the part of the manufacturer and / or vendor so that you can recover full compensation for your damages.
Contact a Butte County Personal Injury Lawyer at The Law Office of Adam Sorrells
Our firm has assisted Butte County residents for 20 years in obtaining compensation for personal injuries. We approach each case as though it were going to trial so that we are always prepared. Call today or complete our online case evaluation form to learn what an attorney can do to recover your damages. Attorney Sorrells handles each case personally and is a
member of the American Board of Trial Advocates — an honor only given to about 1% of attorneys worldwide and which requires extensive experience, peer review, and a personal invitation.
Contact our firm as soon as possible for caring and capable representation!