The Staggering Cost of Product Liability

-Posted On September 25, 2017 In Uncategorized-

In today’s world of constant inventions, it is an unfortunate fact of life that some products create unforeseen dangers and must be recalled. Claims that arise from dangerous or defective items are best handled by a skillful Recall Product Lawyer who understands the process of proving your case.

These legal situations are often referred to as “product liability cases.” Product liability can occur when a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of a dangerous or defective product has placed an item in the hands of consumers. It can be something as simple as a kid’s toy that is unsafe (such as some Hover Boards) or as complex as a fuel tank in an airplane that affects hundreds of people.

Consumer Protection

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the agency in charge of protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products (such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals).

The CPSC reports that deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually, this results from defective items that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.

Types of Dangerous Product Defects

Tragically, unsafe products can result in serious injury or even death. There are a few different categories of product defects which may warrant legal action. They include:

  1. Labeling: This occurs when an item is labeled improperly or does not contain adequate safety warnings or instructions
  1. Safety: This category refers to the situations when something in the design of the product is dangerous or unsafe
  1. Manufacturing: Different than safety issues, the product may have a flaw that occurred during manufacturing or assembly

The laws governing product liability are different than those of general personal injury law, so hiring an experienced firm in this area is essential in order to obtain fair compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective product, contact the San Francisco law offices of Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, also serving Oakland, San Jose, and the entire Bay Area today to evaluate your claim.

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