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California Defective Products Attorneys

We place a great deal of faith in the safety of the products we purchase, from the vehicles we drive to the appliances we use every day. However, it's an unfortunate reality that products can sometimes be defective, posing a real risk of injury. When such unfortunate incidents occur, Matthews & Associates is ready to stand by your side to navigate the complex legal process of seeking compensation for your injuries.

Since our inception, Matthews & Associates has proudly served a vast clientele, aiding hundreds of thousands of individuals in various legal battles. Our robust experience spans a wide spectrum of cases, and we have continually demonstrated our commitment to justice by advocating for victims and their families. Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of product liability law and understands the nuances that can make or break a case.

Choosing Matthews & Associates means choosing a firm that is driven by a deep passion for justice. We don't simply handle cases— we commit ourselves to the pursuit of fairness, seeking to hold guilty parties accountable and helping victims fight for the compensation they deserve.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our California defective products attorneys, call (888) 923-7001.

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Common Injuries Caused by Defective Products

Defective products can lead to a variety of injuries, some of which can be severe and even life-threatening. 

The list of injuries you can sustain operating a defective product is endless, but some of the more common injuries we see in these cases include:

  • Burns: These can occur due to defective electrical appliances or electronic devices.
  • Fractures and broken bones: Imposed by collapsing furniture or faulty sports equipment.
  • Choking: Often the result of small parts breaking off from toys or household objects.
  • Poisoning: Can occur due to toxic substances in toys, clothing, or other consumer goods.
  • Lacerations: Caused by sharp edges on defective products or when a product breaks or shatters.
  • Strangulation: Particularly a risk with products containing cords or strings, like blinds or children's toys.
  • Electrical shock: A risk with any defective electrical appliance or electronic device.
  • Suffocation: Can result from defective childcare products, like cribs or playpens.
  • Infections or illness: Particularly related to contaminated or expired food products and defective medical devices.

Understanding the potential injuries that can result from defective products can help consumers stay vigilant and proactive in pursuing compensation in the event of such unfortunate incidents.

Examples of Defective Product Cases

Defective product cases are diverse, spanning various industries and product types. 

Some common examples of product defect cases include: 

  • Automotive defects: Cases often involve defects in seat belts, airbags, tires, accelerators, and other critical components that can cause accidents or exacerbate injuries during a collision.
  • Medical devices: Products like implants, prosthetics, and pacemakers can sometimes fail due to design or manufacturing flaws, leading to adverse health outcomes.
  • Children's toys and products: Faulty design or manufacture of kids' products, including toys, cribs, and car seats, can pose significant dangers, often leading to severe injuries or fatalities.
  • Pharmaceutical products: Sometimes, drugs on the market can cause unforeseen side effects, or manufacturers fail to warn consumers about known risks.
  • Household appliances and furniture: These cases can involve everyday items such as chairs, tables, heaters, and kitchen appliances that cause injury due to structural failure, fire hazards, or other issues.
  • Electronic devices: Defective batteries, wiring, or other components can lead to fires, explosions, or electrical injuries.

We have dealt with a broad range of product liability cases across diverse sectors. Our firm is dedicated to providing victims of defective products with the resources and representation they need to pursue justice.

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The Three Types of Defective Product Cases

Product liability cases primarily fall into three categories: 

  • Design defects: These involve inherent flaws in a product's design that make it unsafe. Even if the product was manufactured perfectly and used as intended, a design defect could still result in harm.
  • Manufacturing defects: These occur when a product becomes unsafe due to an error in the manufacturing process. In these cases, the product's design may be safe, but the final product deviates from the intended design.
  • Marketing defects: This category refers to failures in the marketing process, such as inadequate safety warnings, incomplete or inaccurate instructions, or a failure to provide reasonable information about the product's potential risks.

Each category presents unique challenges and requires a comprehensive understanding of the law and the facts surrounding each specific case. The attorneys at Matthews & Associates possess a thorough knowledge of product liability law, and our team is steadfast in our dedication to advocating for victims of defective products. 

Strict Liability and Defective Products

In the landscape of product liability law, the doctrine of strict liability plays a pivotal role. This legal principle allows victims of defective products to seek compensation without having to prove the manufacturer's negligence. The focus rests solely on the product and its safety – if a product is proven to be defective and that defect caused harm, the manufacturer may be held liable. 

It's important to note that strict liability can apply to any party within the product's distribution chain. This framework provides a level of protection for consumers, reaffirming the responsibility that manufacturers and sellers have to ensure the safety of their products. 

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Product Liability Attorneys in California

Our firm's impressive track record in successfully navigating complex legal landscapes speaks volumes about our unwavering dedication. Our team of California defective product lawyers is fueled by an unwavering passion for justice, which we tirelessly put into action as we advocate for victims affected by defective products.

At our firm, we go beyond simply handling cases. We are dedicated to the pursuit of fairness, fighting to hold those responsible accountable while assisting victims in their rightful fight for the compensation they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, contact Matthews & Associates online or call (888) 923-7001 today for a free consultation.

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