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Complex product liability claims can arise in California

Posted on January 24, 2015 in Products Liability

Even though their purpose is to engage in commerce and make a profit, the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of consumer products in California generally keep the safety of their customers in mind. Before a product is released into the market, its manufacturer tests and inspects it to uncover any defects that could cause harm. Manufacturers are also required to include instructions on the proper use of their product.

Distributors and retailers also bear some responsibility to not knowingly distribute and sell products that are defective. Unfortunately, defective products still manage to reach the hands of consumers, and when they harm or injure consumers, product liability claims could possibly arise. Suits can be filed in any state, including California.

As product liability lawyers in Los Angeles, we are well versed in product liability cases. Our law firm has handled a great many liability cases from tire defects that caused rollovers to defective children’s products that injured infants.

Generally, three types of defects in various items lead to product liability claims: design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects. Depending on the circumstances of such instances, an injured person can file a product liability claim that arises from any of these areas.

Similar to other tort claims, product liability claims allow injured parties to seek recovery for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses. In general, the amount of compensation that is awarded is based on incurred losses.

For more information about product liability claims, feel free to visit our defective products page.