Riverside Product Liability Lawyer

Despite consumer protection laws designed to safeguard the public, thousands of people are injured in the U.S. every year by dangerous products on the market. Individuals get hurt when manufactures place profit over safety. If you or your loved one has been injured by a dangerous product, contact Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA today. You may have a product liability claim for compensation.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our dedicated legal team is committed to giving every client we represent the focus and undivided attention he or she deserves.
  • We are compassionate and care for our clients. If you have been injured by a dangerous product, we will treat you like family and give you our commitment to aggressively fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.
  • We are seasoned litigators and effective advocates who will actually take your case to court if necessary. We know that larger settlements come with being prepared to try cases.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability is the legal liability a manufacturer or distributor incurs for producing or selling a defective product. The term refers to liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of a product for damage caused by that product. Products that contain inherent defects that cause harm to consumers are the subject of product liability claims.

Product Liability Legal Theories

In California, product liability lawsuits can be based on either of two main legal theories – negligence and strict liability.

Negligence

A product liability civil action brought on the grounds of negligence requires the injured party to prove negligence of the defendant in the creation or manufacture of the product. Negligence can be defined as any failure to act that causes the individual or entity to breach its duties of care to consumers. The company may have been negligent in any of various areas, such as manufacturing regulations, safety protocols, or training procedures, which resulted in a defective product.

Strict Liability

Under strict liability laws, an injured party can sue for damages without proving the manufacturer’s negligence. The defendant will be liable for damages caused by the defective product, regardless of negligence, if the product has one of the three main product defects.

Types of Product Defects

The three main types of defects in product liability claims are:

  • Design defects: Design flaws are mistakes the company makes inherent in the design of the product, before it is manufactured.
  • Manufacturing defects: These defects are mistakes in manufacturing or assembly that make an otherwise safe product dangerous.
  • Marketing defects: This type of product defect is a failure to warn of known hazards or provide adequate instructions for the use of the product.

Who Is Liable?

When a dangerous, defective product causes harm to consumers, the manufacturer and/or seller of the product should be held liable. In some product liability claims, it may be up to the manufacturer to prove that it was not negligent in producing the defective product. In strict liability cases, it is only necessary to prove that the product was defective, not that the manufacturer or seller was negligent.

Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys in Riverside Today

Manufacturers and sellers of dangerous products should be held accountable for the harm their products cause. If you have been injured by a defective product, call the Riverside personal injury lawyers of Hanson & Mouri as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation. We can tell you if you have a product liability case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.

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