The products we buy and use should not pose any unreasonable threats to our health or safety. When you purchase a product, you trust that its manufacturer has done its part in ensuring the safety of the item. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many companies skip steps or disobey safety regulations to edge out competitors or save money. This leads to thousands of defective and dangerous products making their way to the market.
If you or a loved one were injured while using a product that contained a defect, contact the Santee product liability lawyers at The Law Offices of Howard Kitay. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights. Call (619) 333-1776 or contact us online today for a free consultation.
Why Choose Us for Santee Product Liability Claims?
- Our product liability lawyers will stop at nothing to ensure the protection of your rights. We will take cases to trial, if necessary, to obtain maximum compensation for you.
- Our attorneys believe in open and honest communication. We will always be available to answer the questions you may have about your case. We will update you in real-time.
- Our law firm takes Santee product liability cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t have to pay any legal fees if we do not win your case.
What Is Product Liability Law?
Product liability law is the doctrine that helps keep consumers safe from defective products. Defective and dangerously designed products regularly cause consumer injuries and deaths in California and throughout the US. Product liability law holds manufacturers accountable for defective products. This encourages companies to take better care in providing safe and effective goods to consumers. If a defective product injured you in Santee, the manufacturer or distributor could owe you compensation. Claim this compensation by filing a product liability case in San Diego County.
When Can You Hold a Manufacturer Liable for Product Defects in Santee?
Most personal injury cases require proof of four main elements as more likely to be true than not true: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Under the rule of strict product liability, however, you may not need to prove duty or a breach of duty. Instead, the burden of proof will be to show that the product contained a defect and caused your injury. The product will have had to contain one of three types of defects to have grounds for a strict liability lawsuit.
- Manufacturing flaw
- Design defect
- Marketing error
If the rule of strict liability does not apply to your case, you could still have grounds to file a claim. Your lawyer could base your suit on the traditional grounds of negligence instead, or else use a breach of warranty as a reason to hold the manufacturer responsible. A Santee product liability lawyer can help you understand the right course of action for your particular case. Then, your lawyer can take care of the legal processes required to bring your claim.
Why Is it Important to Work With a Santee Product Liability Attorney?
It can be difficult to make yourself heard during a case against a powerful manufacturing corporation. The defendant may try to blame you for your injuries or refute liability for a defective product. The insurance company may demand excessive proof of damages or use other bad-faith tactics to avoid paying you. The best way to handle a product liability lawsuit is with help from a lawyer. A lawyer will argue with insurance companies for you, demanding maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. A lawyer will not let you settle for less than a reasonable amount for a defective product injury.
Contact The Law Offices of Howard Kitay Today
Children’s toys, household items, furniture, vehicles, tools, and day-to-day products could all contain defects that injure you or someone you love. If you believe a defective product is to blame for a recent serious accident or injury, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We can help you hold the manufacturer, retailer, or distributor accountable. Call (619) 333-1776 today to speak to a Santee product liability lawyer about your case.