San Bernardino Product Liability Lawyer

San Bernardino Product Liability Attorney

Every product manufacturer has a legal obligation to ensure the products they produce and sell are safe for their intended use, effectively accomplish their intended purpose, and include appropriate safety indicators and instructions for proper use. A defective product of any kind can potentially cause serious injuries, and a victim of such an injury in San Bernardino, CA needs to know their rights in terms of collecting compensation for their damages.

Experienced Legal Counsel for Product Liability Claims in San Bernardino, CA

If you or a loved one recently suffered any type of harm from a defective or unreasonably dangerous consumer product, this can form the basis of a product liability claim. This is a type of personal injury claim that targets a manufacturer or other entity in a product’s supply chain when that product has injured an end user.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton are ready to provide the compassionate and responsive legal representation you will need to confront the defendant or defendants responsible for your damages. Defendants of most product liability cases are large corporations and business entities with substantial resources, and it can be intimidating to imagine bringing a civil suit against such entities on your own. With an experienced San Bernardino product liability attorney on your side, you can approach this difficult situation with confidence and peace of mind.

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How to Prove a Product Is Defective

Before you can claim compensation for product liability in San Bernardino, CA, you must prove how the product is defective or unreasonably dangerous. Some consumer products are inherently dangerous due to their intended uses, such as kitchen cutlery, lawncare devices, and some electrical appliances. However, these products should not pose extraordinary hazards to end users with normal and intended use of these products.

For example, a kitchen knife is inherently dangerous if it is misused. If an end-user accidentally cuts themselves from their own negligence, it would not constitute product liability. However, if the manufacturer used subpar materials and the handle shattered while the end user was using the product as intended and they suffer an injury, this would be an example of an injury from a defect in the product.

Consumer products can be defective in three ways:

  1. A defective design means that there is a flaw with the base design of the product, and every product made using that base design will share the same defect.
  2. Defective manufacturing means there was an issue with the production of the product due to materials and/or processes used to complete the product. This may affect individuals, specific production lots, or products produced within a specific timeframe.
  3. Defective marketing means the product fails to perform as advertised, cannot meet claims made by the manufacturer regarding its capabilities, operational life, or reliability, or the product does not include appropriate safety warnings and/or instructions for proper use.

Once a plaintiff has proven exactly how a product is defective, they can proceed with claiming compensation for the damages the product caused. Like most personal injury claims, a product liability claim can enable a plaintiff to recover compensation for various economic damages along with financial compensation for their pain and suffering.

Claimable Damages in a Product Liability Case

Your San Bernardino product liability attorney can be essential not only for the help they can provide in proving fault for your damages but also in helping you prove the full extent of those damages. The average personal injury claim can include various forms of economic losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, and property damage.

If the product damaged your home, your vehicle, or any other property, the defendant is liable for all related repair or replacement costs. If you were physically injured by the product, the defendant would be liable for any medical care you need to fully recover from your injuries. This includes the cost of future medical treatment if you suffer a catastrophic injury that will require ongoing rehabilitative care.

When a plaintiff has been injured severely enough that they cannot work, the defendant faces liability for the income they are unable to earn during this time. Additionally, the defendant could be responsible for the victim’s lost future earnings if they were injured severely enough that their ability to work in the future has been diminished. A good attorney can help their client accurately calculate the full extent of economic damages their client can seek from the defendant.

Pain and suffering compensation can also come into play, compensating the plaintiff for physical pain, psychological distress, and emotional suffering caused by the defective product. California law does not limit how much the plaintiff can claim, so this could form the bulk of their total case award if they suffered any permanently damaging injuries. Finally, defendants in product liability cases could face punitive damages and other penalties if they knowingly sold products that posed unreasonable risks to end users. These damages are awarded at the discretion of the judge handling the case.

Resolving Your Product Liability Claim in San Bernardino

Some product liability cases involve damages shared by multiple end users of the same product, and some of these situations can lead to class action lawsuits. In a class action suit, multiple plaintiffs enter a single claim against the same defendant. This allows each plaintiff to save money on legal fees, but the final case award is divided equally among all plaintiffs. Essentially, a plaintiff trades potential compensation for the ease of filing this type of case.

When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your product liability claim in San Bernardino, we can help you file an individual civil suit when participating in a class action would not yield suitable compensation for your damages. Our team has years of experience handling the toughest personal injury claims, and we are not afraid to confront large companies and their legal departments on behalf of our clients. The sooner you contact our firm, the more time we will have to develop a compelling civil suit for you.

Product Liability Law FAQs

Q: What Is the Statute of Limitations for Defective Product Liability?

A: If a defective or unreasonably dangerous consumer product injures you, you have two years in which to file your product liability claim against the manufacturer and/or other parties liable for the injury. It is possible that there could be a class-action suit in progress already, and it is vital to consult a San Bernardino product liability attorney to determine whether joining such a case would be the most viable option for your recovery or if an individual civil suit would yield better results.

Q: How Do You Prove a Product Is Defective?

A: If you are pursuing a product liability claim for a defective product, you will need to prove that the product is defective by design, defective by production, or defective through marketing. A product liability case could pertain to a design flaw that applies to every product made with the same design, a production flaw that may only affect a few units or production lots, or a lack of safety indicators and/or defective marketing.

Q: What Is My Product Liability Claim Worth in San Bernardino?

A: Your San Bernardino product liability attorney can not only help prove that the product that injured you is defective in some way but also assist you in proving the full extent of your damages. Once you prove fault for your injury, you can claim compensation for all economic losses you suffered, as well as pain and suffering compensation that reflects the severity of your condition.

Q: Why Should I Hire a San Bernardino Product Liability Attorney?

A: If you intend to seek compensation for the damages you suffered from a defective product, this could require bringing legal action against a large corporation with a robust in-house legal department. Large companies can afford to spend tremendous amounts of money in their efforts to quash cases that could damage their public reputation, and even if you managed to meet the procedural requirements of your claim, you are likely to end up with far less compensation than a good attorney could have obtained for you.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire a San Bernardino Product Liability Attorney?

A: Easton & Easton provides personal injury representation without charging excessive upfront legal fees. We accept our personal injury clients on contingency, meaning our client does not pay any upfront or ongoing legal fees. Our fee will be a percentage of the total recovery we secure from the defendant in your case, and you do not pay a fee if we are unable to obtain compensation. This billing policy enables you to approach your case with peace of mind, without fear of paying more for legal representation than you win in compensation for your damages.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have decades of professional experience handling all types of personal injury cases for our clients in San Bernardino and surrounding communities, including those that focus on product liability. If you believe any defective product has injured you or a loved one, contact Easton & Easton today to schedule your case review with a San Bernardino product liability attorney and learn more about your recovery options.

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