When you buy something, whether directly from a store or online, you expect that it will work as expected. The last thing any of us need to worry about is a defective product causing us or a loved one harm. Today we want to discuss faulty internet purchases as well as defective products as a whole.
At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, we are here when you need a California defective products liability attorney. Our team will get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What Is Happening Here?
We know that you probably do not think to inspect the products you buy to use or consume. After all, they should be safe if they are for sale, right?
In most cases, that is true. However, we know that there are plenty of faulty products on the market. When Nicholas Jones bought a replacement lithium-ion battery off of Amazon recently, he never expected anything bad could happen. However, after a few days of use, the battery exploded and ignited his couch on fire. He says that battery cells were flying all over his living room.
“It was like a war zone,” said Jones.
An even bigger problem was that, when Jones tried to contact the seller through Amazon, he found it impossible to do. He contacted Amazon multiple times and says they never seemed interested in figuring out what caused the incident or letting him contact the seller directly.
The problem is this – with the inter-connectedness of online retail, it can be impossible to find out who is responsible for faulty products. That is a problem, especially when there is property damage or injuries.
Faulty products are not new. If you look at the government website responsible for tracking all recalls in the US, you will see that every industry has defective items. However, these are just the ones we know about. In many cases, like the one about the battery, consumers have no way of knowing a product is defective until an incident occurs. By then, it could have already caused serious damages or injuries.
There are many ways in which products become faulty (poor design, manufacturing error, labeling problems, etc.). When an incident does take place, it is vital that companies and manufacturers are held responsible.
Let Us Get To Work Now
When you buy something, you expect it to work how it is supposed to. However, we know that faulty products make it to the market all the time and you need to know where to turn if you or a loved one are injured. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, we are ready to step in and work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer