Product Liability Lawyers in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, California
At E&L, LLP, our product liability attorneys in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles know that each of us counts on millions of products, large and small, each year, and hardly think twice about them not performing as they were designed and manufactured to operate.
We also know that products with flawed designs, manufacturing defects, or improper instructions, directions, or labeling can cause serious injuries, illnesses, and even death every day throughout the country, and it is up to our product liability lawyers to provide the injured with the legal representation they need to pursue financial recovery from the liable party.
Our senior product liability attorneys in Los Angeles County have been nominated as Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, an acknowledgment that is received by the top 2.5% of attorneys — that means 97.5% of other Southern California attorneys do not qualify.
That also means we work tirelessly to live up to, and surpass, the reputation we have worked so hard to achieve by pursuing individuals or companies that are responsible for the breach of care they owe consumers for the fair compensation our clients deserve after they have been injured by their products.
What is a Product Liability Claim in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles?
Product liability is the obligation each party that contributes to goods within a supply chain must uphold to ensure the delivered product is safe for consumers to use.
This obligation begins at the beginning of the supply chain with the product’s designer, and continues to the manufacturer, through product assembly, if different than the manufacturer, over to the wholesaler, retailer, or its final stop before it reaches the consumer.
When negligence is a factor in any of these steps, injuries can occur, and product liability claims may follow.
Product liability law and statutes in California and throughout the U.S. allow our experienced personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills to hold the negligent party within the supply chain responsible for our client’s injuries.
That may include injuries that result from:
- Design Defects
Design defects are based on injuries occurring from a flaw in the way the product was designed. These cases require clear evidence that the product was unreasonably dangerous, and only that the manufacturer should have known there was a design defect — not that they were aware of one that existed.
- Manufacturing Defects
The manufacturer – who is obligated to create products that are safe and free from defects
maybe held liable for a defective product if they were aware — or should have been aware—that the composition of the product would cause harm to a consumer.
- Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions
All products should be distributed with adequate warnings, instructions, or directions that allow them to be used safely by the consumer. When those instructions do not exist, people can get hurt by using the product in a way in which it was not intended, based on the lack of direction provided with its packaging.
If you have been injured by a defective product because of any type of negligence that occurred within the supply chain, contact our experienced product liability attorneys in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles today to discuss your injuries and the circumstances that led to them during a free consultation.
What are the Most Common Types of Defective Products that Reach Consumers in the U.S.?
When negligence is a factor at any level of the process, defective products can make their way onto shelves in shopping malls, grocery stores, retail outlets, online shops, and even medical centers.
Any product can be defective by design, manufacture, or marketing. And typically, most are recalled. But, unfortunately, not usually until someone has been severely injured first.
Some of the most common types of product liability claims have included the following categories of goods:
- Household products and appliances
- Car parts and components, including seat belts, airbags, seat backs, child car seats, and tires
- Medical devices, surgical tools, and prescription medications
- Tools and machinery
- Playground equipment
- Safety equipment
- Children’s toys, furniture, and clothing
- Strollers, cribs, and car seats
- Cleaning products
- Sporting goods like archery equipment and bike and motorcycle helmets
- Pet foods
- Smartphones and other electronics
- Unreasonable fire hazards presented by furniture, bedding, curtains, and carpets
- Agricultural and lawn care equipment
- Pesticides and other toxic substances
An unreasonably dangerous defect that causes an injury while being used in the way it was intended can cause significant injuries to anyone using the product. When that happens, we want to help injured consumers pursue the financial recovery they deserve for their damages, but also to keep this from happening to anyone else who has bought the defective product.
How Can the Product Liability Attorneys in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles at E&L, LLP Help Pursue the Best Financial Outcome for My Case?
At E&L, LLP, our product liability lawyers in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills work on a contingency fee arrangement.
If we do not recover compensation for your case, you do not pay us anything.
We have the resources our clients need to build an effective case on your behalf, including long-standing partnerships with design experts, engineers, and other specialists who can help build our case from end to end.
If you have been injured by a defective product, contact our product liability attorneys in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles at E&L, LLP today by calling (213) 213-0000 to schedule a free case evaluation and consultation.