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San Diego Product Liability Attorney

Product Liability Claims

When we purchase products, we expect them to be safe and ready to use, whether they’re cleaning products or children’s toys. However, many product manufacturers, designers, and other behind-the-scenes entities are willing to forgo safety in favor of cutting costs when creating a product, which is how accidents can occur.

Despite the necessary quality testing that every product requires, sometimes dangerous and defective goods and supplies make their way onto shelves anyway.

If you have been injured, you can fight to hold negligent companies and other parties responsible. Our San Diego product liability lawyer is skilled in recovering damages for injured clients and can led her trusted counsel when you call The Law Office of Michelle Gershen. There’s no case that is too small or complex for our team to handle – we’re here to listen and help.

Contact us online or at (619) 768-0848 to receive assistance in your potential injury case. Our team treats every client like they’re our only client.

Types of Product Liability

What makes a mass-produced consumer product defective is if something has gone wrong in the design or manufacturing of the product. Product liability lawsuits can be filed if there’s a defective in the design or manufacturing or if improper marketing resulted in a failure to provide sufficient warnings.

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects occur during a product’s assembly or fabrication, and if manufacturers are responsible, this means that the products have deviated from their design requirements. Victims must be able to show that the defect is what specifically caused their injuries. One example is proving faulty tires caused the car accident that resulted in injuries.

Design Defects

One example of a design defect is if the design of vehicles causes the vehicle to be unbalanced, which makes it more prone to rollover accidents. Many entities found at-fault for design defects are automobile or drug manufacturers.

Failure to Warn

Manufacturers and/or distributors have a responsibility to inform consumers on the risks or potential dangers associated with using their products. If they fail to provide an adequate warning or don’t provide a warning at all, they can be held liable for damages.

Common types of products that have known to be defective include:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Tires
  • Seatbelts
  • Children’s toys
  • Medical devices
  • Automotive parts
  • Safety equipment
  • Industrial machinery

How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Claim?

Each state has its own statute of limitations, or an amount of time a victim has to file a claim and seek compensation. In California, the product liability statute of limitations is two years, meaning claimants have two years from their date of injury to file a claim. Attempting to file a claim after the deadline will almost often result in a rejection of your case, and you will most likely lose the opportunity to recover damages.

Call our San Diego product liability lawyer today for a free consultation at (619) 768-0848. We know how to stand up to insurance companies and at-fault companies to get the results you deserve.

Damages Our Team Can Recover

You shouldn’t have to suffer because of a company or manufacturer’s negligence. Injuries from defective products can vary – some products are known to explode or catch on fire, while other defective parts can cause disastrous car accidents. Common injuries can include broken bones, sprains and fractures, burns, amputations, spinal cord and neck injuries, head and brain injuries, and more.

Injuries can be expensive to treat and quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Through our honest work and passionate advocacy, our team has been able to secure full and fair compensation for past clients.

Damages we can recover include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Medical bills, including expenses such as hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, medical equipment, and more
  • Lost wages or earning capacity

In some product liability cases, attorneys can seek punitive damages. Because products affect thousands of consumers, these cases can turn into class action lawsuits. Courts may be more inclined to grant punitive damages to punish at-fault parties if they wish to make them a public example for others.

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After an injury, every moment matters. Michelle is here and ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. 

Why Choose Us

  • Case Size Does Not Matter

    Whether you were involved in a fender bender where you sustained minor injuries or you suffered serious injuries in a construction accident, Michelle Gershen is here to help with your case.

  • Unique Knowledge of Insurance Defense

    Michelle Gershen worked on the side of the defense for more than 25 years and has a unique knowledge of how to defend your case against insurance companies.

  • Speak Directly with Your Lawyer

    At The Law Office of Michelle Gershen, you work directly with Michelle on your case and receive personalized service tailored to your specific case.

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