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Defective Product Lawyer in Sacramento, CA
Power tools are always dangerous and should be used with caution. However, when power tools malfunction, Sacramento, CA consumers who are injured as a result should not have to shoulder the financial burden of medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses on their own.
Obviously, power tools have the capacity to do extraordinary damage when they malfunction. When tractors, cranes, diggers, power drills, table saws, and other power tools are defective, victims can suffer catastrophic injuries that include:
- Loss of limb/amputation
- Electrical injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Back injuries
- Eye injuries
- Wrongful death
At Kreeger Law Firm our Sacramento product liability attorneys have been helping clients in Northern California obtain full compensation in claims involving defective power tools and other faulty product claims for more than 25 years. We understand the serious nature of construction injuries. We will fight for your right to obtain compensation for the lifelong costs of the injuries and losses you have suffered.
Injuries Caused by Defective Power Tools
There are three primary classifications of defective products:
- Design: From the start, the product was defective, as its design was faulty.
- Manufacture: During the manufacturing process, materials were faulty or the process was inadequate, producing a defective product.
- Failure to warn of a defective product: When the manufacturer knew or should have known that the product was either poorly designed or manufactured (or both) and did not issue consumer warnings or provide appropriate warning labels on the product, then the defective product falls under the category of failure to warn.
At Kreeger Law Firm, our Sacramento product liability lawyers have extensive experience handling various types of dangerous and defective products.
Types of Defective Products
Companies involved in designing, manufacturing, and distributing products and their insurers have a responsibility to their consumers to check that legal protections and regulations are in place to help protect consumers from defects that could cause them serious injury. Victims have the legal right to hold a company liable for a defective product, but it is a difficult process unless they are represented by a Sacramento injury lawyer experienced in these types of claims, like those at Kreeger Law Firm. Some of the product liability cases our attorneys have successfully fought include:
- Auto companies for their defective vehicles
- Medical device companies for their defective medical devices
- Pharmaceutical companies for their dangerous or defective drugs
For more than 25 years, our firm has been protecting our clients’ legal rights to seek compensation for serious injury due to defective products, successfully achieving compensation through both settlements and verdicts. Our firm always prepares for trial and our representation of your case is extremely thorough. This includes investigation, expert testimony, and medical support. Learn more about how we can help by reaching out to a product liability lawyer in Sacramento.
Who Is Liable for a Defective Product?
Consumers who have been seriously injured by a defective product have the legal right to seek compensation. Make sure that you receive all that you are entitled to by calling a Sacramento product liability attorney at Kreeger Law Firm, LLP for a free consultation about your case. Our firm has helped clients who have suffered from second-degree burns, amputations, broken and fractured bones, closed head injuries as well as wrongful death suits for families who lost a loved one after a fatal defective product accident. We represent personal injury clients in Sacramento, and elsewhere throughout Northern California.
Each year, there are numerous consumer products that are recalled from the marketplace because they are defective. Depending on the product and depending on the defect, a defective product can cause a wide range of personal injuries, from minor to serious.
Product Liability Law FAQs
Q: How Do You Prove a Product Is Defective?
A: It’s possible for a product to be defective by design, by production, or through failure to include appropriate instructions and/or safety indicators. Your Sacramento product liability attorney can be invaluable when it comes to gathering the evidence you will need to prove that the product that caused your injury was defective and/or unreasonably dangerous, meaning that it imposes an unreasonable level of risk to the end user through the normal, intended use of the product.
Q: What Happens if I Share Fault for Causing My Injury?
A: If the product that injured you is clearly defective, then the manufacturer is liable for resulting damages, but if an investigation shows that you were somehow negligent in a way that contributed to causing the damages, it can complicate your recovery efforts. You may lose a portion of your case award under the state’s pure comparative fault rule, in which case your fault percentage will be deducted from your final compensation to reflect your shared liability. There is no fault percentage that bars a plaintiff from recovering compensation under the pure comparative fault rule.
Q: What Is a Class-Action Suit?
A: When multiple end users have all suffered similar damages from the same product made by the same manufacturer, this can form the foundation of a class-action lawsuit. This type of case allows all the plaintiffs with similar damages to effectively roll all their individual claims into a single suit. This will mean much lower legal costs for each plaintiff and a greater chance of success. However, the tradeoff is that the case award is split evenly among all plaintiffs, typically resulting in minimal recovery. Your attorney can advise you as to whether joining a class action in progress would suit your interests.
Q: What Happens if a Defective Product Causes a Fatal Injury?
A: If a family member recently died from an injury caused by a defective product, you likely have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim. This type of case is similar to a personal injury claim but focuses on the losses sustained by the family of the victim rather than the victim themselves. You will need experienced legal counsel to help you build and file your claim and reach a positive outcome. There are special rules pertaining to who can file wrongful death suits and the damages available, and a good attorney can explain these factors as they apply to your case.
Q: What Does It Cost to Hire a Sacramento Product Liability Attorney?
A: Most of the personal injury attorneys representing clients in the Sacramento area accept these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means the attorney only takes a percentage of the client’s final case award instead of charging expensive hourly fees. Additionally, the client only pays their contingency fee if the attorney is able to secure compensation on their behalf, and there is no fee at all if the attorney is unsuccessful with the claim. This removes any risk of paying more in legal fees than you win from your case.
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