Every year consumers get injured by poorly designed, or constructed defective products.
And in many of those cases, the products had been or were later recalled by the manufacturers. In virtually every case, the injuries were avoidable. Properly constructing, or providing adequate safety warning instructions could have saved people from harm. Of course simply recalling the commodity in a timely fashion may be enough to prevent more of them.
Yes it is true that when a manufacturer recalls a product, it limits how much they have to pay you. So once you are timely notified, car makers will try and resolve the dangers if you bring the product in for updating.
Corporations or companies issue recalls not only to protect consumers. Because once apparent they have manufactured an unsafe product, recalling limits their liability. So it has the effect of encouraging a recall, but makes it harder to find a lawyer if you get injured by a recalled product.
When merchandise is unsafe, a consumer may sue everyone in the chain of distribution. So defending parties can include makers, distributors, retail chains, and others. ELFPI has vast experience as a defective products lawsuit attorney.
Also, the firm has a significant track record of achievement in recovering big money for consumers.
And many were victims harmed by products:
Ehline has millions of dollars recovered in settlements and verdicts. Also, they have a renowned
So we are famous for keeping our clients in the legal loop. To top it off, we are also:
And these awards are from our colleagues and our former clients. Our excellent lawyers hit the ground running. We do so by immediately investigating, locating the flaw(s), and filing the lawsuit.
If a manufacturer is under the gun, or trying to meet the bottom line, it is not uncommon to rush. And the end result is a less than safe product in the marketplace.
Yes. It's true. In the past, some producers knew or should have known what was delivered to end users was hazardous.
Unbelievable right? But it's trie. Although it was troubling, manufacturers escaped liability for many terrible injuries. Sometimes the risks versus benefits were not worth it. So rather than spend a penny for an item to make it safe, an exploding car might get sent to market.
Examples, such as the exploding Ford Pinto come to mind. In that case, for just a few cents per unit, many exploding gas tanks would not have burned. Hence, many killed innocent users and vehicle occupants would have survived.
Yes, as a result of the Pinto case and others, legislative enactments were passed. So after that, courts and statutes cracked down on vehicle makers and others.
In any event, at that point, when poor products severely harm innocent people like you, you can hire lawyer.
Lawyer are almost a necessity in these complex cases. The lawyer will use the tools at their disposal to get the consumer money.
These tools include the:
But the tools will also include the training, knowledge and skill of the lawyer. So we use our substantial prominence in the personal injury legal community. We also use our skill and cunning.
And yes, you sure got that right. These cases are expensive. After all, you are going up against billion dollar corporations. So lawyers have to hire a plethora of specialists and experts on your behalf to counter all the experts the industry will hire to say the product was safe.
But alas, great firms like ELFPI can advance these costs. This is what is takes to make manufacturers do the right thing. And we want them to take accountability for their goof ups. Our attorneys hate it when people place profits over consumers.
Our firm has favorably confronted clothing, food, construction and car manufacturers. And this because they unsafely designed dangerous products. So these include things like failing elevators and escalators in department stores and apartments.
Also, they can be bad drugs, and defective medical devices, and their component parts.
Most of all, we have a tested and proven record for taking to task:
And we will do this both in and out of the courthouse.
Furthermore, our services include going after:
We don't appreciate with dangerous chemicals in food and other goods. Our staff of seasoned trial attorneys will always go the extra mile.
Furthermore, we stand ready to sue for:
If you are abominably pained or mutilated, or a loved or life partner gets killed, it makes sense to give us a ring. Why not let us discuss your legal options in confidence?
The looming question is always the same. How much can I get for my personal injury? First off, each person, as well as their individual circumstances, are fundamentally one-of-a-kind and unique.
Hence, there is simply no estimable way to compute the total amount your case may be worth in terms of dollars and cents.
There are many more items or recompense that can be sough upon a showing of proof. Just remember that ethically, no licensed attorney can legally promise you a set pot of gold. There may be nothing at the end of the rainbow. [1. CRPC 1-400 et. seq.]
In any event, Ehline is here to converse and go over the potential methods to mitigate loss and maximize overall value for free, if you just pick up the phone and call us now.
Product liability negligence claims arise when a person sells a bad item. This is usually someone supplying goods or items.
Some Potential defendants could include:
Anyone negligent is responsible to pay you. But there could be a lot of people liable since many components pass through many hands. So here, defendants can include any part of the supply chain.
Someone who introduces a product the stream of commerce is potentially liable since they are all in the supply chain. So any of those examples discussed above could attach liability.
Liability attaches to anyone who printed or pasted on inaccurate labels, or produced parts with defective design or manufacturing flaws.
Yes. These cases have many layers to peel away. Product liability negligence cases are multi-tiered and typically complex cases legally speaking.
Yes. This is one thing that makes these cases harder for your lawyer. There is a greatly enhanced burden of proof standard.
So the jurisprudence of these matters is at a different level. A competent advocate needs to be formulaic when looking at evidence.
Getting harmed is not enough to win. The plaintiff must establish that the supplier’s goods caused damage. They must be due to a negligent manufacturing process.
So liability attaches if a defective overall design exists. If not, no go. Same goes if the product lacked proper use instructions and warnings against inconspicuous dangers. [2. California Jury Instructions for Products Liability Cases].
There are also breaches of implied warranty of merchant-ability and fitness for a particular use. And still others for breach of contract, and breach of actual warranty. And typically these get added into a “mixed bag claim.”
Under this theory of recovery, a product is so unreasonably dangerous, or put to market in such a terrible condition, that it is “inherently” defective, the vendor or fabricator is liable without need by suing party to prove fault.
This type of case allows the plaintiff to save an arm and a leg in litigation expenses, since they are arguing damages instead of liability, and then damages. This is because no matter what defendants did to try and make the product safe, it is so dangerous, it can never be safe.
A common example, we have heard about in the news would be:
Less commonly discussed examples of strict liability involve products for traction in wet areas.
Common injuries include:
So the structure, spa, etc, may be perfectly fine. But the adjacent flooring gets manufactured in such as way as to make it unfit. So now it is improper for its marketed use.
Thus, it's unreasonably dangerous. Get it?
Other examples include:
The burden here is that of an objective, ordinary person.
You must prove to a jury that the:
This test gets applied on a case by case basis. So an attorney needs to be leading this type of case. Most of all, you need to avoid your claims being summarily adjudicated by the court before a jury can get it.
The next step in your journey is to get a products liability attorney. And get someone known as a legal champion of consumer rights. Ehline Law is that master of disaster. And we are standing by waiting to give you a free legal consultation right now.
Don’t delay in prosecuting your potential case. Memories fade, statutes lapse and case become less valuable as time goes by. Call us now at (213) 596-9642!