When you purchase a product, whether it is a household appliance, power tool, tires for your vehicle or toys that your children play with, you assume the products are safe to use. This being the case, statistics show that every year thousands of consumers are injured or killed while using defective products.
When a product is found to be defective or dangerous, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with the manufacturer, will announce a recall for that product. You have a basis for a product liability case when you sustain injury after using that product or when you can show that the product was defective or unexpectedly dangerous.
If a defective product caused you serious injury you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills and punitive damages. Contact a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will explain your rights, evaluate your case and determine whether you have grounds for a product liability lawsuit.