Products with manufacturing or design defects can cause permanent disabilities as well as death. A manufacturing defect is an error that occurs during the production process, such as if a manufacturer applies lead paint to a toy intended for infants or young children. Other types of manufacturing defects include the use of substandard parts or incorrectly assembling a product. Design defects are errors made during the design process. This include designing fuel tanks that are not sufficiently shielded or designing SUVs that exhibit a propensity to rollover while driving in a manner consistent with ordinary and expected use.
Whenever a dangerous or defective product causes injuries or death, products liability law holds those parties that sold, distributed, manufactured or produced the product responsible. According, the injured party or the survivors of a deceased party can seek monetary compensation for the cost of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the accident. Let our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers fight for you; contact our personal injury law firm now for a free consultation.