Whenever we purchase a product, we hope that using it will help us how the company advertises it will. We also expect that the company has made an effort to ensure the products they put into the market are safe for consumers. But when a company does not tell us about particular risks that might come with using their products in a certain way—and not using the item in this way is not necessarily intuitive—there is a chance that we can get seriously hurt. This means that company is likely liable to you for the injuries you sustained for failing to warn you about its risks.
If you face losses and injuries due to a company’s failure to warn, you do not have to worry about managing your legal matters without help. The product liability lawyers from Younglove Law Group dedicate themselves to supporting injured victims and survivors throughout the legal process, and we can do the same for you. If you want to retain legal assistance for your product liability case or ask any questions, please contact us at your convenience.
What Does “Failure to Warn” Mean?
“Failure to Warn” in product liability means that a company has not notified its consumers about risks that could be associated with using the item. Whether the issue is related to design, manufacturing, distribution, or any other process before the product finds the consumer, there is a level of responsibility for the company to make potential risks as clear as possible.
These warnings will often be written on labels put directly onto the product or packaging, but they might also be in user manuals and instructions. Any warnings should cover non-intuitive risks that the consumer might not know about, including the expelling of toxins or dangerous chemicals, incorrect ways to use the item, and how to clean or store the product. There might be other necessary warnings the company should provide, depending on the item and its uses.
How to Prove Failure to Warn and Premises Liability in Your Claim
Failure to warn falls under the category of negligence, also called a breach of duty of care. To prove that there was a failure to warn by the company at fault, show that you were owed a duty of care and that it was broken.
For example, some resins and epoxies release toxic chemicals when they do not cure correctly. Suppose there is any chance that one of these materials in a product has not been used correctly during manufacturing. In that case, there should be a warning about the risks of chemicals dispersing into the air you breathe or onto your body.
Should You Hire a Lawyer for Your Product Liability Claim?
If you suspect that a company has failed to warn you about its product’s risks and you suffer injuries as a result, you will likely benefit from working with a lawyer. Working with a product liability lawyer can help you in several ways, as your attorney can complete and file paperwork, speak on your behalf, level the playing field against other legal representatives, collect and analyze evidence, and much more.
If you want to take legal action, you might be eligible to receive compensation. However, we recommend you avoid representing yourself during your legal matters, as you risk losing the compensation you qualify for. A lawyer is far more likely to represent you fairly and favorably, give you a better chance at receiving the recovery you deserve, and reduce any stress related to navigating the legal system.
We strongly recommend you retain a product liability lawyer’s services as soon as possible to improve your odds of success even further. This will give your attorney sufficient time to focus on your case, hold or join investigations, retain appropriate experts to evaluate the defective product, build arguments in favor of your needs and perspective, and much more. If you have any questions about your specific case, we encourage you to contact a lawyer for assistance.
Injured Because of a Failure to Warn? Get Valuable Support From Younglove Law Group’s California Product Liability Lawyers
If you suffer injuries due to a company’s failure to warn about potential risks on product labels, you do not have to manage the legal proceedings alone. The product liability lawyers from Younglove Law Group have extensive experience representing victims and survivors, including those harmed by a company’s failure to warn their consumers adequately.
Please connect with our team if you want to retain our legal services and support. When we work together, we would be happy to answer your questions, provide tailored strategies, and build arguments in your favor. You can get in touch with us by calling (949) 691-3660, using our toll-free number at (844) 810-1800, or completing our contact form at your earliest convenience.