Hanford Product Liability Attorneys
Compensation Awards in California
These days, most products on the local store shelves have been tested for almost any kind of situation. However, sometimes a product in Hanford is defective. If you or a loved one has been hurt by such a product, you could have a lawsuit that uses the laws of Product Liability.
Laws of Product Liability in California
Defective products are classified in 3 basic categories in California.
The first is identified as "manufacturing defects." These defects exist when a product is of sound design, but was assembled or built improperly. For example, the design of an electric saw might include an emergency shutoff switch. If this switch was installed improperly, and therefore didn't work, this would be an example of a manufacturing defect.
The second class of defects are classified as design defects. These occur when the manufacturer built the item to the specific specifications, but the design was fault. As an example, if a coffee mug is too thin and a hot beverage cracks the mug and cuts you, this would be a design defect.
Finally, some useful products carry risks inherent in their use, and these risks cannot be eliminated without making the product less useful. Such products need to carry warnings about the risks, and, if possible, instructions on how to minimize this risk. If they do not, this is known as a "warning defect."
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If you owned or used a product, and it hurt you because of one of the above defects, you should hire a Products Liability lawyer in California.