When purchasing a product in one of the many stores in San Fernando Valley or when ordering a product online, as a consumer, you would expect the product purchased to be safe and not harmful. Millions of new products are made available to the public for purchase each year. Each of these products is produced or manufactured by companies who are held accountable for making their commodities safe or clearly labeling them with warnings. Annually there are over thirty-four million people injured or killed from product-related incidents each year. As a customer, you would probably never anticipate that you or a loved one could be seriously injured by the faulty mechanics of the merchandise or services purchased. If this has happened to you or a loved one, contact an experienced product liability attorney at The Law Offices of Howard Kornberg in San Fernando Valley by calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.
Malfunctioning products are released to the market all the time, unbeknownst to the consumer and most of the time to the manufacturer as well. These defective products could be purchased for personal use or even by employers for employees. They have the potential to range from being mildly harmful to life ending. Possible examples of product liability issues could be:
- Toys containing choking hazards and are not marked with warnings stating that they are unsafe for babies/toddlers.
- Pacemakers malfunction.
- A vehicle is released to the market with faulty brakes.
Defective or faulty products purchased for personal or work use can include:
- Kitchen Appliances
- Mechanical Work Tools
- Children’s Toys or Nursery Products
- Workshop appliances
- Cell Phones
- Medical Devices
Additionally, services purchased that could potentially be harmful due to faulty mechanics could include:
- Amusement Park Rides
- Bouncy Houses
- Water Park Slides
Product Liability Claims
Almost anything you purchase could potentially have faulty hardware and cause injury when used. Companies that manufacture and/or sell these products have legal obligations and are held responsible by law to abide by federal and state safety guidelines and requirements for their products or services.
For any faulty product, there are three possible types of product liability claims.
- Design Defect: dangerous flaws in the original design of the product
- Manufacturing Defect: defects to the product occurring when the product was made
- Failure to warn: not placing proper operating labels or failure to place labels or inform the consumer of potential hazards of the product
If you or a loved one has received injuries because of a faulty or defective product or service, contact The Law Offices of Howard Kornberg to speak with an attorney who specializes in product liability. Attorney Howard Craig Kornberg is a distinguished trial attorney in San Fernando Valley and throughout California. With over 35 years of experience, our firm is dedicated to giving our clients unprecedented legal representation when going up against businesses and manufacturers for product liability damages. Contact our office in San Fernando Valley today by calling 310-997-0904 or by emailing us to request a free consultation. For our clients, if we do not win, you pay no fees.