Riverside Product Liability Lawyer

Riverside Product Liability Attorney

Every product manufacturer in the United States is legally obligated to ensure the products they sell perform as advertised and do not present any unreasonable safety risks to end users. However, defective products inflict thousands of serious injuries throughout the United States each year, some with permanent effects. If you or a family member recently suffered an injury from any type of defective product, you have the right to seek compensation for the resulting damages.

Helping Victims of Defective Products Recover in Riverside, CA

Easton & Easton provides compassionate and detail-oriented legal counsel for all types of personal injury claims in Riverside, including product liability claims. When a product manufacturer or any other entity in the supply chain of a product is responsible for harming an end user, we can help the victim hold the at-fault party accountable and secure compensation for their damages.

Riverside Product Liability Lawyer

How to File Your Product Liability Claim in Riverside

A product liability claim is a form of personal injury claim, and success with any personal injury claim requires identification of the party or parties responsible for causing your claimed damages, proving the full extent of those damages, and then establishing causation between the defendant’s actions and your claimed damages. In other words, you must not only prove the full extent of the harm done by the defendant but also prove your damages did not result from any other cause.

Your Riverside product liability attorney can be an invaluable asset when it comes to gathering the evidence you may need to prove that the product that harmed you was indeed defective. If the product is defectively designed, every product made with that same design is also defective, and it is likely that other consumers have experienced similar issues to yours. Expert witnesses are sometimes called into product liability cases to help a plaintiff prove that the product is indeed defective or unreasonably dangerous. For example, a product engineer can explain an inherent flaw in the design of a product, or a regulatory compliance expert can testify as to how the defendant failed to meet applicable regulations with the product.

Class-action lawsuits often arise, allowing multiple plaintiffs to join together in a single suit against the same defendant, all seeking compensation for similar damages from the same cause. However, joining a class action will mean splitting the final case award with every other plaintiff. This may mean an easier time ensuring accountability for the defendant, but you will end up with far less compensation than you may have been able to secure with an individual civil claim.

An experienced Riverside product liability attorney can help determine whether filing an individual claim on your own or joining a class action lawsuit would be more beneficial in your unique circumstances. When you choose Easton & Easton to represent you, we will do everything we can to streamline your recovery efforts while helping you secure as much compensation as possible for your damages in Riverside, CA.

Claiming Compensation for Product Liability in Riverside

The purpose of any personal injury claim is to hold a defendant accountable for the damages they caused and to secure compensation for those damages. It’s possible for a successful product liability claim to yield several forms of compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses. The defendant is liable for the cost of all medical care you need to reach maximum medical improvement from the injuries caused by the defective product. If you suffered a catastrophic injury, the defendant could be liable for all ongoing rehabilitative treatment and in-home medical care you may need in the future.
  • Lost wages. If your injury has left you unable to work until you recover, the defendant is liable for the income you were unable to earn during this time.
  • Lost future income. When a serious injury has permanently diminished your ability to work and earn income, you have the right to claim compensation for the future wages you are no longer able to earn. An experienced attorney will know how to accurately calculate these losses and add them to your civil suit.
  • Property damage. If the defective product also damaged personal property, such as your home, your vehicle, or other belongings, you could claim repair or replacement costs in your personal injury suit.
  • Pain and suffering. The state’s personal injury laws enable you to seek financial compensation for the physical pain and emotional suffering you experienced because of the defendant’s actions. There is no limit to how much you can claim, but the amount sought should reasonably reflect the overall severity of the harm you experienced and the extent of long-term damage the defendant caused.

Ultimately, you may be legally able to claim far more compensation than you may initially expect, and hiring an experienced Riverside product liability attorney is one of the most important things you can do to maximize the total compensation you win from the defendant. When you choose Easton & Easton to handle your case, we can look for every available channel of compensation that may enhance your recovery. Additionally, it is possible for punitive damages to come into play at a judge’s discretion if they see evidence that the defendant knowingly released dangerous products into the market and/or clearly prioritized profits over public safety.

Resolving Your Product Liability Claim in Riverside

Most personal injury claims filed do not go to trial. The private settlement negotiation process enables all parties involved in the case to reach a mutually agreeable conclusion privately in a fraction of the time that litigation would require. If you are pursuing an individual product liability claim against a manufacturer or other business entity, they will likely seek to resolve the case as swiftly and as quietly as possible.

If you choose Easton & Easton to represent your case, we can aim for an efficient settlement, but we are fully prepared to take your case into litigation if necessary to ensure your full recovery. It may be daunting for the average person to think of confronting a large corporation or other business entity with a civil suit, but with the right attorney handling your case, you can proceed with confidence.

FAQs for Product Liability Lawyers

Q: What Are the Three Types of Product Defects?

A: It is possible for a product to be defective by design, meaning there is a flaw in the basic design of the product. The second type of defect is defective production, meaning there was a problem in the actual creation of the product that may only affect specific units or lots. The third form of product liability pertains to defective marketing or failure to include proper instructions for use and/or safety indicators.

Q: How Do I Win a Product Liability Claim?

A: Success with your product liability claim requires proof that the product is defective and/or unreasonably dangerous with the intended use of the product, the product caused damages, and your claimed damages are the direct results of the defect. Your Riverside product liability attorney can be invaluable for the help they can provide in making your case and assisting you in maximizing your compensation.

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Defective Product-Related Injury?

A: If you can prove that a defective product injured you or a loved one, you have the right to claim compensation for all economic damages you incurred from the incident. These damages may include immediate medical expenses, long-term rehabilitative treatment costs, lost wages, and lost earning capacity if the injury left you permanently disabled. State law also enables you to claim as much pain and suffering compensation as you deem appropriate to reflect the severity of your condition. Your Riverside product liability attorney can provide an estimate of your case’s total potential value.

Q: Why Should I Hire a Riverside Product Liability Attorney?

A: You may not be legally obligated to hire an attorney for your product liability case, but you may be facing a civil case against a large corporation with their own in-house legal department. Hiring an experienced Riverside product liability attorney not only makes facing your proceedings easier, but you will also be more likely to maximize the compensation you obtain from a successful case with your attorney’s help.

Q: What Are Attorneys’ Fees for a Riverside Product Liability Attorney?

A: Most of the product liability attorneys accept clients on a contingency fee basis. With this type of billing arrangement, the client only pays their attorneys’ fees after the attorney wins their case, and there is no fee at all if the attorney cannot recover compensation for the client. Additionally, if you are required to pay a contingency fee it will only be a percentage of the total compensation recovered from the defendant, so you do not risk paying more for legal counsel than you win in compensation for your damages.

The attorneys of Easton & Easton have decades of professional experience in personal injury law, and we have successfully represented many past cases pertaining to product liability. If you believe you have grounds for legal recourse in response to an injury caused by a defective product, we can help. Contact Easton & Easton today to schedule a consultation with a Riverside product liability attorney to learn more about the legal services we offer.

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Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by TopVerdict.com.

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Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

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Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
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