Product and Manufacturer Liability
When we make purchases, we often spend our money based on our beliefs in the claims made by commercials, ads, and other marketing messages that product companies place in the media. Is it reasonable for us as consumers to have an expectation that these products will work as we are told they will and that will be kept safe when using these products as they are intended to be used? What happens in the case we are injured by these products, even when we use them as instructions dictate we should?
If you or a loved one has been injured while using a consumer product in Santa Rosa, California, you may qualify for making a product liability claim. The attorneys at Teal & Montgomery have experience and expertise and are prepared to assist you in pursuing the compensation you are rightfully owed for your physical and emotional damages, medical losses and other injuries. Contact us today by calling 707-525-1212.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability is a legal term, which refers to an instance in which the law holds certain parties responsible for products that they sell, market, install or repair. These days, it is not uncommon for many consumers to find themselves in a position of using products that pose a risk to them physically.
Sometimes people are hurt because they use products in an unsafe manner, irresponsibly or in a way the manufacturer did not intend. On the other hand, there are cases in which a product is unsafe inherently because of a manufacturing defect. Manufacturing defects put consumers at risk every day. This means that even if the product is used as intended and according to directions, a design flaw in the actual product makes it inherently unsafe. Tire defects, for example, have been linked to certain manufacturers and installation facilities in times past. Individuals who sustained injuries as a result of these defects turned to product liability lawyers to help them rectify the situation.
Was a Product Defect the Cause of Your Accidental Injury?
Some products that have proven to present danger to consumers, leading to injuries to our clients, are the following:
- Car and truck components: brakes, tires, accelerator pedals and transmission systems
- Power tools
- Construction equipment
- Manufactured food products, including restaurant meals
- Home improvement products, such as electric power switches and hot water heaters
Medical Equipment and Devices
Whether it is a knee or hip replacement or implant or any other kind of medical device, you have a reasonable expectation to assume your health will improve after a procedure. If you are injured as a result of a malfunctioning medical device or a design defect in medical equipment, contact one of our attorneys immediately to discuss your case.
If you or someone in your family was severely injured while using any kind of manufactured product in Santa Rosa or surrounding areas in Northern California, please talk to one of our lawyers at Teal & Montgomery. We have the track record and expertise necessary to pursue the financial compensation that you need after a serious injury caused by any type of consumer product.
Call a California Personal Injury Attorney at Teal & Montgomery Law Firm
Our team of dedicated, skilled personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys includes a doctor who is also a lawyer. The entire law firm of Teal & Montgomery is prepared to place a high priority on your product liability case.
We welcome you to contact us or call 707-525-1212 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. A Santa Rosa product liability attorney can visit you in your home or hospital if necessary.