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Santa Ana Product Liability Lawyer

Santa Ana Product Liability Lawyer

Have you been injured by a dangerous or defective product in Santa Ana, CA? You may be entitled to significant compensation. Call a Santa Ana product liability lawyer at Robles Babaee, Personal Injury Lawyers at (714) 263-3700. We can help you stand up to the insurance company and get your deserved compensation.

Our team has years of experience advocating for injured clients like you. Our skilled trial lawyers have already recovered millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims across Southern California

Now, we’re ready to fight for you. Contact our law offices in Santa Ana, California, to schedule a free consultation today. You can call us at (714) 263-3700 to learn more.

Why Trust Robles Babaee, Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle My Santa Ana Product Liability Case?

Why Trust Robles Babaee, Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle My Santa Ana Product Liability Case?

Standing up to a powerful corporation and their defense teams is an intimidating prospect. Fortunately, our team at Robles Babaee, Personal Injury Lawyers does it every day.

Our Santa Ana personal injury lawyers believe in taking a hands-on, client-centric approach to personal injury law. We’re well prepared to invest the time and resources needed to win your case.

You can count on our legal team to:

  • Immediately investigate your case
  • Determine exactly how the product was defective
  • Identify all responsible parties
  • Determine whether any others have been injured in similar ways
  • Aggressively pursue a top-dollar settlement during negotiations
  • Evaluate your right to participate in a class action or multi-district litigation
  • Fight for the highest possible verdict at trial if the company refuses a fair settlement

Contact a Santa Ana personal injury lawyer today to learn more about how you can benefit from working with our experienced team.

Are Defective Products a Serious Problem?

Thousands of consumer products are recalled in the U.S. each year. 

Unfortunately, many of those recalls are too late. It’s estimated that around 40 million Americans are injured due to dangerous products that have been recalled each year. Over 40,000 people are killed due to defective products annually.

What Is Product Liability?

Government agencies can’t inspect and test every consumer product that’s sold on the market. Ultimately, it’s up to the companies that design, manufacture, and sell these products to make sure they’re reasonably safe. 

Under California product liability laws, these companies can be held liable when they sell defective products. If a consumer is injured or killed because of a defective product, the company can be held strictly liable for damages.

What Do I Have To Prove To Win a Product Liability Case in California?

Rather than proving negligence, you must prove:

  • The product in question was defective
  • You were using the product as intended or in a way that was reasonably foreseeable
  • The product caused you to suffer some type of harm 

While strict liability is the legal basis for most product liability claims, it may also be possible to recover compensation if the manufacturer was negligent.

What Types of Product Liability Cases Exist?

There are many different theories that could be relevant in your product liability case. However, there are three main types of product defects:

  • Design defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Marketing defects 

Products are generally considered to be defective if they pose some foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm that could have been avoided.

Design Defects

Design defects are problems with the product’s design. The product will always be unreasonably dangerous–even if it is assembled according to its exact specifications. However, manufacturers aren’t automatically liable if a product has serious risks.

Courts will generally consider the following factors in design defect cases:

  • How useful is the product as designed?
  • Did an alternative design exist?
  • Was the alternative design reasonable from a cost perspective?
  • Would the product function as intended using the alternative design?
  • The nature of the danger created by the original design

When a reasonable alternative exists, product manufacturers can often be held liable for failing to adopt that design.

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects only exist because of mistakes in the manufacturing process. If the product had been assembled according to specifications, it would have been safe. Manufacturing defects can impact an entire batch of products or even a single product.

To prove the product suffered from a manufacturing defect, you must prove that the product was not assembled according to its intended design.

Marketing Defects

Products are often sold even though they create some risk of harm. It’s nearly impossible for manufacturers to make sure that every product is completely safe. However, manufacturers can still be liable for dangers that aren’t obvious.

That’s why consumer products are sold with warning labels and instruction books. Product manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers about non-obvious risks. When they don’t, they can be liable for failure to warn. These types of defects are known as marketing defects.

What Is My Santa Ana Product Liability Case Worth?

Your case value will depend primarily on:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you will ever recover fully 
  • How the injury impacts you during recovery
  • The cost of your medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Your need for long-term care
  • The impact of any permanent impairment on your earnings, quality of life, and lifestyle
  • The nature of the at-fault party’s actions

Product manufacturers have teams of defense lawyers to protect them. Our lawyers are here to fight for the full compensation available under the law. We have the resources to investigate and bring in experts to prove your case value.

What Types of Damages Are Available if My Product Liability Lawsuit Is Successful?

Under California law, you can pursue compensation for economic damages and non-economic damages.

Examples include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Nursing care
  • Long-term care
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Chronic pain
  • Reduced life expectancy
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium

In rare cases, punitive damages may be available to punish the defendant for unconscionable conduct. However, these damages are reserved for cases where we can prove the defendant’s acts were intentional or especially shocking.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Santa Ana Product Liability Lawyer?

Our lawyers in Santa Ana work on a contingency fee basis. Like most personal injury lawyers, our fee is a percentage of your settlement or verdict. 

You don’t have to pay us anything until your case is resolved – and you don’t pay us at all in lawyer’s fees unless we successfully handle your case.

Can I Recover Damages in California if I’m Being Blamed for My Own Injuries?

In product liability cases, manufacturers often try to blame victims for using their products incorrectly. Their goal is to scare you into backing down. Remember that these companies can also be strictly liable if you were using the product in an unintended manner if the misuse was reasonably foreseeable.

Under the pure comparative negligence law in California, a victim’s settlement can be reduced to account for their share of fault.

Keep in mind that these theories are really only relevant if your case is based on negligence, which most product liability cases are not. 

Our Santa Ana Product Liability Attorneys Will Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Some common examples of injuries sustained due to dangerous products include:

  • Amputations 
  • Burns 
  • Facial injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Nerve injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cancer 
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries

Defective products can also result in fatalities. If you lost a loved one, our wrongful death lawyers are prepared to fight for justice.

We Handle All Types of Santa Ana Product Liability Claims

At Robles Babaee, Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re here to advocate on your behalf if you’ve been injured due to a defective product.

We often handle product liability cases involving:

  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Medical devices
  • Toys and other children’s products
  • Household appliances
  • Household chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Personal care products
  • Power tools
  • Lawnmowers and equipment
  • Motor vehicles
  • Safety equipment
  • Ladders and scaffolding
  • Construction equipment
  • Batteries
  • Explosives and fireworks
  • Vape pens

If you or a family member were injured because of an unsafe product, call our law firm in Santa Ana today. We offer free case reviews so that you can learn more about our experience and how we’ll put our skills to work for you.

What Is the Statute of Limitations in a California Product Liability Case?

A two-year statute of limitations applies in most California personal injury cases. You must take legal action within two years of the date you were injured. 

Defective products sometimes cause harm that isn’t immediately obvious. In those circumstances, the statute of limitations won’t start to run until the date you knew about your injury or reasonably should have known about it. 

It’s often difficult to determine the statute of limitations for a product liability case. Reach out to our law office as soon as you can for help.

Contact a Trusted Santa Ana Product Liability Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you were injured, an experienced Santa Ana product liability lawyer can help you demand accountability from the companies that put the dangerous product on the market. Call our award-winning team at Robles Babaee, Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation to learn more.

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