It is unlikely that any of us could make so much as a ballpark estimate of the number of products we use each day, never mind each year. Almost everything we do involves using a product of some sort, from the time we use an alarm clock to wake up on time for work in the morning, to the blackout curtains you may use to help you get back to sleep at night. When you use any product, no matter what it is, you quite rightly expect to be able to use it as intended without fear of injury or illness. Unfortunately, for many people in San Bernardino and across the United States, even the most innocuous item can cause serious injury. Although there are strict laws in place to protect consumers from defective products, there are numerous injuries occurring from faulty, poorly designed, or downright dangerous items each and every year.
While there are unscrupulous manufacturers, retailers, and others involved in the supply chain, who are willing to compromise safety in favor of their own financial gain, these injuries will not cease. Of course, some injuries do occur through genuine accident but, where you or a loved one have suffered the ill effects of a defective product, you can rest assured that a San Bernardino product liability attorney from JML Law will work tirelessly to hold the responsible party accountable for the consequences of their actions.
What Types of Items Can Result in a Product Liability Lawsuit?
In short, a product liability lawsuit can be filed where you have been injured by any product, providing you and your attorney can prove that the manufacturer, or somebody else involved in the process, was responsible, and did not take reasonable steps to avoid the hazard.
Some of the most common types of product we litigate for include:
- Vehicle parts and components
- Power tools
- Lawn mowers and other gardening equipment
- Construction equipment
- Home appliances
- Baby equipment, including car seats, high chairs and other safety devices
- Children’s toys
- Sports equipment
- Medical devices, equipment, and medication
- Small electronic devices, including cellphones and e-cigarettes
The list could go on for quite some time but, if you suspect that you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit, our San Bernardino attorneys can advise on the best way in which to proceed.
How Often do Product Liability Lawsuits Arise?
As defective products can take many forms, accidents involving them happen frequently. To provide an image of how common these injuries are, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s statistics include the following:
- 473 products and a total of 116 items were recalled due to defects over the past few years
- More than 7 million American adults attended the emergency room due to injuries inflicted by defective products in 2013 alone
- Cooking equipment and resulting fires are one of the most common forms of the defective product-related incident, contributing to the 2,260 fire-related defective product deaths between 2009-2011
The CPSC continually monitors and conducts research on defective and faulty products, ensuring that consumers in the United States are protected.
If you have been injured despite these efforts, an experienced San Bernardino product liability attorney from JML Law could provide the expert representation you deserve. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us today on 818-610-8800.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.