Los Angeles Product Liability Attorney
Santa Monica product liability attorney David Olan has represented numerous people who have suffered serious personal injuries — or families who lost a loved one to a wrongful death — because of defective products.
We hear reports about product recalls and other consumer dangers all the time. Product liability lawsuits range from unsafe cars, tires, airbags, parts on airplanes, toys, baby car seats, furniture, smart phones, X-Boxes, ladders, pacemakers, and drugs like Phen-Fen. Defective product lawsuits can involve just about any type of product imaginable, including:
- Food & Beverages
- Medical Devices
- Electrical Appliances
- Building Materials
- Household Goods
- And more
If you or a family member has suffered a serious personal injury or even a wrongful death because of a defective product or other product-related danger, contact Santa Monica product liability attorney David Olan to discuss your legal options.
Product Liability Law
According to the law, a company is responsible for the products they manufacture and for which they sell. When they put the product on the market, they are guaranteeing that the product is safe and in good working order. When a company allows a dangerous or defective product to be sold to the public, you may have the right to bring a product liability lawsuit against them.
In a standard product liability lawsuit, Santa Monica product liability attorney David Olan does not have to prove fault. He only needs to show you were using the product in a “foreseeable way” when you were injured. A “foreseeable” use of a product is not necessarily the intended use of a product. For example, though a chair is designed to be sat on, it is foreseeable that you might stand on a chair.
Who Is Responsible
As your Santa Monica product liability attorney, David Olan may discover and prove at trial that the defective product is the responsibility of one or more of the following:
- The Manufacturer(s)
- The Supplier(s)
- The Person or Company who Sold You the Product
- The Entire Industry that Makes the Product
What You May Be Able To Recover
If you or a family member suffered a serious personal injury or a wrongful death because of a defective product, you may be eligible for compensation for:
- Medical Bills and Therapy
- A Wrongful Death
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of a Loved One who is Disabled
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Damage to Physical Property
- The Cost of the Product
The Cost Of A Product Liability Lawyer
In most situations Santa Monica product liability attorney David Olan takes product liability cases on contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
Time Limits to Bring a Product Liability Lawsuit
The sooner you contact Santa Monica product liability attorney David Olan, the better. When you him he will immediately begin investigating your case. David Olan will begin collecting evidence before it is destroyed, interviewing witnesses before memories fade, and ensure that you get the medical assistance you need.
Another important reason to contact Santa Monica product liability attorney David Olan as soon as possible is because there are deadlines by which time you must file a product liability lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you are giving up your rights to ever bring a product liability lawsuit in this situation.
Contact A Product Liability Lawyer
For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact Santa Monica product liability attorney David Olan to discuss your possible product liability lawsuit.
Questions & Answers
Q: Do I need my sales receipt to sue for injuries because of a defective product?
A: It depends. It’s always a good idea to keep receipts and warranties, but if you don’t have your receipt you still may be able to sue for compensation for your damages. Contact a Los Angeles product liability attorney to learn more about your specific situation.
Q: Are all product liability lawsuits class actions?
A: No, some are individual cases and some are mass torts. A mass tort is a group of people who sue under one umbrella, but the amount of compensation they obtain is based on their specific damages.
Q: What is a defective product?
A: A product is considered defective if it was designed or manufactured in a way that is unreasonably dangerous and could injure someone. A product also could be considered defective if the instructions or warnings were inadequate to inform a “reasonable person” of either how to use the product or what safety issues to be aware of.
Q: Can I sue for a defective product?
A: If a product was defective and thereby caused serious personal injuries or a wrongful death, you may have a product liability lawsuit. Product liability lawsuits can be brought against the designer, the manufacturer, or the seller of the product if there is evidence against them.
Contact David Olan for a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation.