Holding Negligent Companies Liable For Dangerous Products
When a consumer makes a purchase, they assume that the product is suitable and safe for use. Unfortunately, some consumers may receive an unwelcome surprise upon learning that a product is unsafe for consumer use.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to a defective product, you must consider your legal options. The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes has decades of experience representing accident victims across California. If you were seriously injured by a defective product, contact our firm today to learn about how we can help you seek justice and compensation.
Product Defects That Lead To Serious Injury
There are endless examples of specific defects that injure consumers. But nearly all defects fall into one or more of the categories below:
Defects in design: There was a problem with the way that the product was designed, meaning that every single copy of the product will contain the dangerous defect.
Defects in manufacturing: The design may be sound, but there is a problem with how the product was made. It could be that a specific part was defective, an element was missing or there was contamination of ingredients (for food and drug products). In these types of cases, defects are often limited to certain “batches” or production runs of the product.
Failure to warn of dangers: Some products are inherently dangerous, while others are dangerous if used incorrectly. It is up to the manufacturer to understand and communicate all known product dangers to consumers. When consumers are harmed because companies fail to include reasonable warnings, manufacturers and retailers can be held liable.
You Have A Limited Time To Take Legal Action
The state of California requires that all personal injury claims, including those involving product liability, are filed within two years of the date of the accident. This deadline is referred to as the statute of limitations, and it is a critical component of any case. If you fail to meet this deadline, you will lose the opportunity to pursue a case against the negligent party and can miss out on significant compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
Recovering Compensation In California
If you were seriously injured by a defective product in the state of California, it is crucial that you retain the services of an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes can help you fight for the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured by the negligence of another party. Some of the economic and noneconomic damages that we can fight for on your behalf include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact A Skilled Attorney Today
If you were seriously injured by a defective product in California, you need strong legal representation on your side. The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes has proudly assisted clients in our area for decades, and we have the skill it takes to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, contact The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes today.