Product Liability Attorneys
Every year, millions of people are injured or killed by dangerous and defective products. These incidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families. Our product liability attorneys are dedicated to providing skilled and aggressive representation to those affected by unsafe products in California, Nevada, and Texas.
We Fight for Victims of Dangerous and Defective Products in los angeles California, Nevada, and Texas
Have you or a loved one suffered injuries from a dangerous or defective product? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Our experienced defective product attorneys are here to help.
At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we hold negligent companies accountable when their products cause harm. We help our clients obtain the compensation they need and deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We handle product liability cases, or cases involving defective products, in California, Nevada, and Texas.
Contact our dangerous product lawyers in Los Angeles, California today for a free consultation. We can evaluate your case and give you a clear understanding of your potential legal options. Call us at (888) 779-1180 or submit our online contact form to get started.
Understanding Product Liability and Defective Product Claims
Companies and manufacturers of products we use daily, from the cars we drive to the toys our children play with, are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe for consumers. When you buy a product, you have a legal right to be safe while using the product as intended.
Under product liability laws, a company involved in the manufacturing, distributing, and selling of a product can be held accountable for injuries and damages caused by that product. If you have suffered serious injuries due to an unsafe product, you may have a viable product liability claim.
Product defects generally fall under three categories. These categories include:
- Manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects occur during the production process of a product. Errors during the manufacturing process can result in a product that is unsafe or dangerous to use. Examples of manufacturing defects may include products with missing components, improper assembly, or contaminated materials.
- Design defects. Design defects arise when a product’s original blueprint design is inherently dangerous. Even if the product is manufactured correctly, the product is unsafe to use. Examples of design defects may include furniture prone to tipping over or an electronic device that overheats and may melt or cause a fire.
- Failure to warn. A product should have clear safety instructions about using it and warnings about any potential hazards. Even if a product is designed and manufactured correctly, it may be considered defective if it fails to warn consumers of potential risks.
Examples of Product Liability Cases We Handle
We use a wide range of products every day, so examples of potentially defective products are generally limitless. More so, goods get investigated and recalled all the time due to unsafe defects. Because of this, our product liability lawyers in Los Angeles handle a variety of defective product cases. For example, we often handle dangerous product cases involving:
- Household products. Defective household products can range from flammable or hazardous cleaning products to dangerous tools and faulty home appliances. Examples may include appliances that overheat and cause fires, furniture prone to tipping over, or household cleaners with chemical hazards.
- Children’s toys and products. Defective children’s products can range from contaminated baby formula, clothing not meeting flammability standards, faulty car seats, or even toys that are choking hazards or contain unsafe lead levels.
- Motor vehicles and vehicle parts. Our firm fights for clients injured due to motor vehicle defects. Common examples include seat belts that may unlatch, airbags that may not deploy in a crash, or a faulty braking system.
- Our law firm also represents clients harmed by dangerous prescription and over-the-counter medications. Some recent examples of dangerous drugs that individuals are filing lawsuits for damages include Taxotere, Elmiron, and EzriCare Artificial Tears eye drops.
- Medical devices. We also handle cases involving defective medical devices. Some recent examples of defective medical devices that individuals are filing lawsuits for damages include the Philips CPAP and BiPAP machines, hernia mesh products, and hip implants.
The list above is not exhaustive of the types of product liability cases we help our clients navigate. If a defective product caused you harm, we recommend discussing your situation with a Los Angeles product liability lawyer from our firm. We can help you understand your potential legal options for moving forward.
Who Can Be Held Liable for My Injures From a Dangerous Product?
The unique circumstances of your situation will determine who is responsible for your injuries. One or more parties may be liable in a dangerous and defective product case because more than one party is involved in a product’s distribution chain.
Any party involved in a product’s distribution may be responsible under product liability laws if the product causes injuries. For example, liable parties could include, but are not limited to:
- Manufacturer of the product
- Manufacturers of any parts that go into the product
- Wholesalers of the product
- Retailers of the product
An experienced defective product attorney can investigate the accident and determine who is responsible for your damages.
Contact our Los Angeles Defective Product Lawyers about Your Situation
Do not let a dangerous or defective product impact your life without seeking the justice and compensation you deserve. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we help individuals who have suffered personal injuries due to defective or dangerous products get the compensation they deserve. No matter where you are in Los Angeles California, Nevada, or Texas, we may be able to help you too.
Contact our product liability attorneys in Los Angeles today for a free, no-risk consultation. Call our law firm at (888) 779-1180 or submit our online contact form and let us start reviewing your case. We are here to discuss your situation and help you understand your legal options. If we take your case, you will not pay any upfront fees. You do not pay anything unless we win your case.
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Frequently Asked Questions
At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, personal injury is all we do. We handle a wide range of injury cases, including all types of motor vehicle accidents. For example, we represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and rideshare accidents. We also handle wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, dangerous and defective products, construction accidents, and many more injury cases.
"Damages" is the legal term for what you have lost in the accident. Damages generally fall into two main categories, economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include monetary or quantifiable losses you have incurred, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages. Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify because they are non-monetary losses. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Each state has its own time limit for filing a personal injury claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In California, Nevada, and Texas, most personal injury claims will fall under a two-year statute of limitations. That means you have two years from the date of the injury or death to file a lawsuit. However, there are certain exceptions to these deadlines. Consider discussing your unique situation with an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm. We can help you understand how the statute of limitations in your state may affect your potential claim.
Most personal injury lawyers, like us, work on a contingency fee basis. Working on contingency means that you pay nothing upfront for legal representation. Instead, you only pay if you win your case through a settlement or verdict. You and your lawyer will agree to an amount, usually a percentage. If your case succeeds, that amount will be deducted from the verdict or settlement. If your case is not successful, then you owe the lawyer nothing.