Design Defect Claims
San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer
Generally, there are three ways in which a product can be defective: manufacturing defects, marketing defects, and design defects. A defective product claim can stem from a design defect when the maker or manufacturer knew that a risk to the consumer existed but did not take steps to rectify the situation. A company that knowingly releases products with defective designs must be held accountable when a personal injury or wrongful death occurs.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product through no fault of your own, our San Jose personal injury attorney wants to hear your story. Our lead attorney has extensive experience in personal injury cases and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for past clients. We know that after an accident, budgets can be stretched thin which is why we offer our services on a contingency basis. You do not owe us a penny unless we recover a settlement in your case.
Call 408.298.1500 today and learn about your claim.
What Constitutes a Design Defect Claim?
In product liability, defects in design refer to errors or omissions which occur during the planning stages of a product’s lifecycle. In contrast, a manufacturing defect is one that occurs during the actual construction of a product. For example, if a cell phone battery’s poor design causes it to explode during regular use and the maker was aware of this flaw, they may be held liable for the resulting damages. However, not all injuries caused by a product will constitute a claim and our attorney can consult with you to help determine if you have a case.
For a claim to be successful, victims must show that:
- A defect that poses a reasonable threat to consumers exists during the normal usage of a product
- The manufacturer knew of or could reasonably foresee said risk, but did not take action
- The defect directly led to damages suffered by the victim
Legal Advocacy for Victims of Defective Products
When accidents occur, whether it is a car accident or one involving a consumer product, victims have only one chance to recover the legal compensation they deserve and choosing the right attorney can make the critical difference in a claim. Attorney Nasseri possesses more than two decades of legal experience and can help you to recover damages for missed work, medical bills and the pain and suffering that you have experienced. When you are ready to hold a company responsible for their products, do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri.
Learn about your legal options in a free case evaluation. Contact our firm today.