Millions of people purchase millions of consumer products in the United States every year, and the vast majority of these products are safe and work as they are intended to work. That’s one of the reasons that most people assume that if a product has made it to the retail shelf, it has likely passed through enough tests to be trusted for use for its intended purpose.
Unfortunately, that is not always what occurs, and people can and often are seriously injured or worse when they use defective products. Those who have been harmed in this manner need to obtain the help of experienced Sacramento defective products lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief introduction to this legal issue.
One of the ways in which a product can be found to be defective in a legal sense is if someone who has been injured when using it properly can prove that the product was defectively designed. This legal theory basically states that the design engineers made at least one mistake when putting together the plans for that product, and anyone who uses it may be in danger of being harmed because it will now function as it was intended to and as it was marketed to the public.
Another common legal theory that’s used to prove that a product was defective is known as defective manufacture. This theory states that instead of a mistake that was made in the design room, an error was instead committed on the assembly line. Therefore, it’s possible that just one product unit was defective, one lot of products was defective or an entire product line was defective depending on how many times that mistake was made in the factory.
Unfortunately, the reality of holding those responsible for the harm they have created by way of a defective product is more difficult than it seems. That’s because most often, an injured consumer or the surviving family of a consumer who was killed is forced to attempt to take on a large corporation as a defendant.
These corporations tend to have vast resources that allow them to employ teams of highly skilled and highly reputable defense attorneys as well as expensive expert witnesses who will work to shield a company from liability. This imbalance can be daunting for a consumer who does not obtain the help of experienced Sacramento defective products lawyers.
Those consumers who are represented by Sacramento defective products attorneys have in effect leveled the playing field between them and the corporate defendants, and in so doing they have usually given themselves a much better chance to obtain a fair and equitable level of compensation for the harm they have suffered as a result of trusting a defective product.
If you are one of the many people who have suffered in this manner, you need to seek the help of Sacramento defective products lawyers who have been holding corporations accountable for the harm they have caused for many years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.