There are many ways to suffer injuries due to no fault of your own. There can be cases where a product you use or purchase injures you, including heating hair-styling tools, items that leach harmful chemicals into the air or your body, and machinery that does not function correctly or as advertised. When circumstances of physical injury occur, including those related to using a product, you might file a claim to receive compensation.
Compensation from a product liability claim can be used to cover financial losses you suffer, including attorney fees and medical bills you incur. You do not need to manage your claim alone, as a product liability lawyer can help you in several ways. Navigating the legal system and claim processes can be complex, but an attorney from Younglove Law Group can help you confidently move forward. Our clients trust us to provide valuable support and great legal results, so we encourage you to speak with us if you want assistance.
The Elements of Proving Product Liability in California
When you file a product liability claim in California, you will likely need to prove that the manufacturer, designer, or another entity in the commercial chain is responsible for your injuries. Four elements need to be met to prove liability and hold these parties accountable, and those are the following:
Duty of Care
Duty of care means that someone owes you a certain level of consideration and caution when interacting with you, and this also applies to those who create products. For example, the company must ensure that the product is safe to use and has been thoroughly tested for risk. Any potential risks must be noted on the packaging, including toxin exposure, wrong ways to use the product, and how to protect yourself.
A product manufacturer might breach its duty of care when it should be aware of a risk but does not appropriately warn the consumer. The company creating a foreseeable risk to its consumers and not taking adequate precautions to ensure their safety is a breach of the duty of care it owes.
To file a claim and win compensation, you must show that you suffer serious bodily harm from using the product as intended and following any warnings on the product labels. With a heating hair-styling product, for instance, a faulty item might get hotter than the manufacturer intended, putting you at a higher risk of severe burns. Even if you use the product correctly, there is too strong an opportunity for you to get severely injured.
Expenses and Losses
You will also need to show that you suffered losses due to the injuries you have incurred due to the product. Often, these expenses will include medical bills and money lost from taking time off work, but other damages can also apply. We recommend you collect and organize all documents you feel are relevant to your injuries, as doing so can help ensure you fairly represent your losses and needs to the legal system.
If you need help proving that a product manufacturer, designer, distributor, or other similar parties are liable for your injuries, we recommend you work with a lawyer. Your product liability attorney can help ensure you receive fair representation and all the compensation you qualify for. This is a great way to put as much focus as possible on your recovery and healing, reduce stress related to the legal process, and hold the at-fault parties accountable.
Get Valuable Assistance From the Product Liability Lawyers From Younglove Law Group in California
If you face injuries and losses due to a faulty or malfunctioning product you have used, the product liability lawyers from Younglove Law Group can help you in several ways. We have a history of bringing our clients the outstanding results they deserve, allowing them to collect compensation for their losses and focus on their recovery.
We welcome you to connect with our team if you are interested in retaining assistance, as we can help answer your questions, navigate concerns, access helpful resources and strategies, and much more. You can get in touch with us by calling (949) 691-3660, utilizing our toll-free number at (844) 810-1800, or completing the contact form on our website at your earliest convenience.