How often do we go into a store and purchase an item that is going to harm
us? Under most circumstances, the answer should be an unequivocal never.
However, dangerous products still harm thousands of people each year in
the state of California, and residents of San Jose are no exception to
these injuries. One way to help you and your loved ones stay safe is to
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email notifications from the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Food and Drug Administration
email updates about important product information.
What is Product Liability?
Manufacturers have an obligation to consumers to produce items that are
safe to use, free of defect, and do not pose unreasonable risks. However,
defects can still arise despite careful planning, particularly when quality
control measures are disregarded. A product can be dangerous for a few
different reasons: an inherently flawed design; a safe design that is
inadvertently altered during the manufacturing process; or packaging that
fails to properly warn of a known danger. These are all ways in which
a manufacturer can be held liable for damages resulting from injuries
from a defective product.
Types of Potentially Harmful Products
Many people associate dangerous products with auto product liability,
especially in the wake of the numerous vehicle recalls this year. However,
any product used by consumers can be defective in some way, thus posing
a danger to all those who use the product. Children’s toys, everyday
household products, such as major appliances and electronics, and even
medical devices can pose a significant risk to consumers if the product
is determined to be defective.
At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our experienced San Jose personal injury
attorneys represent victims of defective/dangerous products. If you’ve
recently sustained injury and you believe that a defective product was
to blame, please contact our San Jose defective product attorneys today
for a free consultation of your case. Call (800) 900-0863 and Caputo &
Van Der Walde LLP will protect your rights and help you hold negligent