Have you been seriously injured while using a blender, toaster, electrical saw or any other consumer product? If so, it is possible that a defect in the design or manufacture of the product is responsible for your injuries.
Injured by a Dangerous Product?
At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard in San Jose, we represent clients throughout Northern California who have been injured by defective consumer products. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced San Jose product liability lawyer. We serve cities throughout the Bay Area, including Mountain View, Milpitas, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. You will pay nothing unless we win your case. Call us at 408-673-9153.
Identifying Who Can Be Held Accountable for Your Injuries
In today's global economy, most consumer products are manufactured outside of the U.S. and shipped to domestic retailers. Companies like Walmart, Target and Home Depot have contracts with manufacturers all over the world to supply them with consumer goods.
Thankfully, under California product liability law, retail stores are just as liable for injuries caused by the products they sell as the manufacturers who make them.
Distributors and anyone else in what lawyers call the "chain of commerce" are also liable for injuries caused by their products. That gives them a major motivation to inspect products and cut ties with manufacturers with poor safety records.
Consumers should follow reasonable instructions when they use products. However, manufacturers must also be reasonable in their expectations of how people will use their products. This is particularly an issue when it comes to children's toys.
Speak to a Product Liability Lawyer Today
Some injuries are caused by defects in the design of consumer products. Other injuries are caused when products are designed safely but manufactured improperly. Either way, all the responsible parties can be held accountable under product liability law.
Consumer products with blades, sharp edges, electrical parts and glass are particularly, potentially dangerous and must be carefully manufactured, but the law applies to all types of products. Don't hesitate to contact a lawyer to discuss your specific circumstances, call 408-673-9153.