Manufacturers and store owners have a responsibility to consumers. They must ensure that the products they sell are neither defective nor inherently dangerous. If a dangerous or defective product injures an unwary consumer, the manufacturer (and sometimes the designer, distributor, wholesaler, or retailer) is considered legally liable, as long as the consumer was using the product according to its intended use when he or she was injured. Cases wherein clients bring charges against a manufacturer or retailer for injuries sustained because of a faulty product are considered product liability. Sacramento attorneys at Shepard & Haven, LLP advocate for consumer rights and work diligently to help clients receive the compensation they need.
Whether the product is a toy or an automobile tire, manufacturers must make sure that products are designed and made safely, that quality control systems prevent defective products from entering the market, and that adequate directions and warning labels are available to protect consumers. If the manufacturer fails to follow these basic safety precautions, and the consumer is harmed, the consumer may be eligible to file a product liability claim.
Injuries sustained from faulty products can range from minor injuries to major damage and even death. For example, many fatalities occurred among victims of faulty Firestone tires that caused serious car accidents. If you suspect that you have been the victim of a faulty product, please call Shepard & Haven. Our product liability attorneys are experts at assessing your case and helping you move forward from your injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and we can help. Call us in Sacramento today for more information!