Product liability refers to the responsibility product manufacturers have to produce products that are safe for consumers. If a dangerous or defective product causes injury, the injured person can seek financial compensation for damages through a product liability claim.
The attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, have recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of clients injured by a broad range of defective products, including:
- Industrial machinery
- Auto defects
- Construction equipment
- Dangerous products for children, from cribs and car seats to toys containing lead
- Food products that cause serious illness or death
- Household products
- Electrical equipment
Could It Have Been Made Safer?
The most important question to ask in any products liability case is: Could the product been safer for consumers? If the answer is yes, we will explore why the manufacturer chose not to fulfill its legal obligation to protect the people who buy and use its product.
Manufacturers often say they design products to the state-of-the-industry — as well as anyone else. We have found repeatedly that state-of-the-industry is often not good enough to protect consumer safety when a state-of-the-art solution is available.
Product liability lawsuits typically involve reams of technical documents and many witnesses with a deep knowledge of a very narrow area of engineering, manufacturing or physics.
A Key to Our Success
Our lawyers are able to identify the key facts and decision points in this mountain of evidence, retain knowledgeable consumer product safety experts and weave the evidence into a compelling case history that clearly shows how the manufacturer’s failure to fulfill its legal responsibilities directly caused a client’s injuries or death. It is a skill we have developed and used successfully for more than 25 years. And it is one of the keys to our law firm’s success in products liability cases.
Contact the product liability attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, to arrange a free consultation about your case. From offices in Long Beach, our lawyers represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.