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When Everyday Items Strike Back?

On Behalf of | Jul 27, 2018 | Product Liability

You can be pretty sure that your day will be normal. We all have routines that we follow and not too many changes from day to day. What we don’t expect is for something we buy to be defective and cause us harm. Unfortunately, sometimes that happens.

Consider how many products you buy and use on a daily basis. Do you know if each and every one of them is safe for you and your family? Has a product you’ve used caused harm to you or a loved one?

If so, then you may need a product liability attorney in California. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, we will work with you to determine if you are due any compensation for injuries or illness caused by something you’ve used.

What Is Product Liability?

We understand that accidents happen with the products we use. Sometimes we use them improperly or read the labels wrong.

Other times, our products are defective and cause us harm through no fault of our own. Anytime a product is improperly designed for the purpose it purports to be used for, or if it gets damaged before it even gets to you, someone could be liable for the harm it causes.

A few years ago, General Motors came under fire because many of their vehicles were manufactured with faulty ignition switches. The switches would turn off the engine while the car was running, disabling the power steering and brakes. Even worse, it kept the airbags from inflating upon impact. General Motors ended up recalling millions of their vehicles, but not before more than 100 people died.

General Motors allowed a faulty product to be used in their vehicle and ended up having to compensate hundreds of people and their families.

Defective products don’t just deal with things you use, they also concern items we consume. While most of us are aware that the medications we take have side effects, sometimes a drug company fails to do its due diligence when it comes to warning consumers of the potential dangers of their medications. If a company knows of certain side effects, they have a duty to make those side effects clear to the consumer. If they don’t, and you or a loved one become ill, the manufacturer may be held liable for damages.

What To Do

If you’ve been injured or gotten ill and you believe it was caused by a product you’ve used, make sure you seek medical attention and keep all of your medical records. You may need a product liability lawyer in California so that you know and understand all of your options. It can be intimidating to go against larger companies, but we will help you every step of the way. You can reach out to us on our website by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757. Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation will help you figure out what went wrong and if someone was at fault. We will work to ensure that the rights of you and your loved ones are upheld.