Catastrophic Product Liability Attorneys
The catastrophic product liability lawyers of Bisnar Chase specialize in representing people who have been seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a defective or poorly designed product.
We put a lot of trust in manufacturers and retailers to make and sell products that are safe to use. From children’s toys to auto parts and everything in between, we just expect these products to be as safe as they should be. If a business has shown disregard for your safety and you have been hurt by a defective product, you should talk to an experienced product defect lawyer.
We aim to hold reckless manufacturers accountable while securing compensation for your injuries. Contact Bisnar Chase now for a free consultation. Our no win no fee attorneys have a 99% success rate and can win your case.
What is Catastrophic Product Liability?
When it comes to filing a catastrophic product liability lawsuit, you must first understand what product liability is.
Unfortunately, not all designers, manufacturers, and sellers live up to the expectations and requirements of the law. Product liability refers to the legal charges that could face these parties if they produce a defective or sub-standard product that causes an injury.
Legal liability for an injury lies with any party along the distribution chain, running from concept and creation to the product ending up in the hands of a customer.
Companies should perform rigorous safety tests on their products, but sometimes fail in their duty, and thousands of product recalls are issued every year due to safety problems.
So, what is catastrophic product liability? This simply refers to an accident caused by a defective product that has caused severe or catastrophic injuries.
It is important to note that not all companies issuing product recalls are negligent or display malicious intent. But we believe that companies have a responsibility to ensure the quality and safety of their goods before they reach the public.
If you have suffered a serious injury, contact the catastrophic product liability attorneys of Bisnar Chase now for a free consultation.
Liability for a Defective Product Injury
In some cases, it can be tough to identify exactly why a defective product is dangerous, and who is liable for any injury you have suffered.
The following are various causes of product liability:
➤ Poor Design
A flawed design can make a product dangerous, and render an entire line of products obsolete. If a product has fundamental design defects putting consumers at risk, it might be subject to a complete recall.
Who is Liable?
The company that is responsible for product design. This might include a firm with an in-house design team, or both a company hiring an outside team and the freelance designers.
In some cases, the original design might be sound but could be ruined by manufacturing defects. Many aspects can go wrong in the manufacturing process. Manufacturers could stray from the design, creating a dangerous defect. The company could also use cheap or sub-par materials to save money, or make mistakes in the assembly process.
Who is liable?
The product manufacturers. Again, this could be an in-house team. If manufacturing is sub-contracted, liability could apply to the hiring company and the freelance manufacturers.
Distribution has various aspects. Companies have a responsibility to make sure customers know how to safely use their products. This means providing clear instructions on use. Retailers must also know what they are selling and provide quality to their customers.
Who is liable?
The distribution company and the retail stores carrying the defective product could share fault and liability.
Product liability expert Brian Chase discusses the process of filing a product liability lawsuit.
When it comes to apportioning blame for an accident involving a defective product, any of the parties mentioned above could be targeted in a product liability lawsuit. In many cases, multiple parties may be at fault, and can all be named in the same lawsuit.
If multiple people are affected by the same product flaw, a class action lawsuit could be filed.
Examples of Catastrophic Product Liability
The following scenarios provide examples of how product liability can lead to catastrophic injury, severely impacting the life of the victim.
- Auto Defect: There are a few common auto defects that can put drivers and passengers in danger, such as defective airbags and seats. If a seat is poorly designed, or if sub-par materials are used, the seat could fail and collapse if the car is involved in a collision. Bisnar Chase has won millions of dollars for clients who have been paralyzed in auto defect accidents.
- Missing Safeguards: All potentially dangerous machinery must be designed to include safeguards. Without proper instructions and safeguards, machinery such as lawnmowers and power tools can leave victims with severe lacerations and even amputations. In some cases, this will be a result of product liability and not user error.
- Medication and Devices: From vaginal mesh implants to meds like Zantac, a huge range of devices and medications have been found to have extreme dangers. These range from extreme pain and damage requiring surgery, to forms of cancer. Bisnar Chase has supported victims of such cases and can help you too.
- Exploding Lithium-Ion Batteries: There have been a huge number of cases of devices with lithium-ion batteries exploding, such as vape pens. This can happen while the product is in use, or while idle. Batteries overheating and exploding are common product liability complaints, and can cause extreme injuries to users.
These are just some of the scenarios that can leave product liability victims with catastrophic injuries. Contact Bisnar Chase for a free case review to find out if you might have a legal claim.
Product Liability Injuries
A catastrophic product liability claim can be filed when a person has suffered a serious injury caused by a defective product.
Catastrophic injuries can take many forms. They are typically characterized as injuries that have a great impact on a victim in terms of pain, long-term function, physical or emotional scarring, or financial cost.
Some examples include:
- Burns and scarring
- Eye injuries and loss of sight
- Spinal cord damage and other injuries resulting in paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Nerve damage
- Back and neck injuries
- Wrongful death
If you are unsure if your case would qualify for a lawsuit, contact our expert catastrophic product liability attorneys now. Our legal team will provide free legal advice on the merits of your case, with no obligations to sign with us.
However, if you choose to sign with Bisnar Chase, our team will work tirelessly to make sure you get the justice you deserve.
How to Prove Product Liability Negligence
Bisnar Chase has an excellent success rate when it comes to product liability cases. We take great pride in helping injury victims when they need it most.
According to California’s strict product liability state laws, a claim hinges on a few key requirements:
- The product was used properly and as intended
- The product was defective
- The defect existed before release by the manufacturer
- The defect caused damage or injury
Building a case by proving these points is the key to securing the best settlement or verdict possible. The legal process can be long and complicated, and it is important to work with an experienced attorney who knows product liability law from front to back.
If you have been injured in a defective product accident, the outstanding legal team at Bisnar Chase can help. Contact us now to get started.
Brian Chase, Senior Partner:
“Anybody seriusly injured by a product can file a catastrophic product liability lawsuit. It is very important that you preserve the product as best you can, as well as items like the battery, charger, and receipt of purchase when possible.”
How to Secure Catastrophic Product Liability Compensation
There are several steps that you should take after suffering an injury from a defective product accident.
- Seek medical attention: After suffering a catastrophic injury, you are likely to require extensive medical care and face a long recovery time. A lawyer can put your case in motion while you focus on recovery.
- Secure the product: If possible, save the defective product or damaged remains (depending on the type of accident that occurred). It is valuable evidence in your case.
- Chronicle everything: Take pictures of your injuries and the accident, and write down what happened. Request copies of police or medical reports related to your case, and collect any other evidence you can think of relating to your purchase or use of the defective product.
- Contact a catastrophic product liability attorney: A lawyer will work with you to secure the evidence you need and build the strongest possible case.
You should follow these steps to maximize the compensation you could win. But how much compensation could you be entitled to in a product defect case?
As with all personal injury cases, there is no set amount. It will depend on the level of negligence shown by the liable parties and the impact on the victim. Factors affecting compensation can include medical costs, level of pain and suffering, lost quality of life, lost wages and ability to work, emotional trauma, and much more.
Product Liability FAQs
This page offers an in-depth look at catastrophic product liability accidents, injuries, and legal claims. But if you want quickfire answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, check out our FAQs below.
If you have questions that have not been answered on this page, do not hesitate to contact Bisnar Chase now.
A catastrophic product liability claim depends on a few factors. To file, you must have suffered an injury caused by a defective product, made dangerous by poor design, substandard manufacturing, or lack of safety testing. You must also have suffered significant physical, emotional, or financial injury.
Your product liability lawsuit will be against one or more of the parties in the chain of production. This can include designers, manufacturers, distribution companies, retailers, and anyone else involved in the sale and use of an unsafe product.
According to California law, there is a statute of limitations of two years for product liability cases involving personal injuries. This means that you must file a claim within two years of the accident. It is recommended that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
There is no set amount of compensation for a catastrophic product liability case. If your defective product case is won, the verdict or settlement will depend on the level of your suffering and damages. For example, it might include compensation for your hospital bills, account for the level of pain you endured, and the impact the injury will have on your life.
The law firm of Bisnar Chase provides superior representation in catastrophic injury and product liability cases. Visit our website at www.BestAttorney.com for our contact details, from phone and email to live online chat.
Hire the Best Attorney for your Product Liability Case
The legal team at Bisnar Chase has a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with cases involving defective products and catastrophic injuries.
Based in Newport Beach, we take pride in helping people throughout California. Most of our cases are from Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, or San Bernardino County. But we will take on cases from anywhere in the state, offering a free consultation with a ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee.
We have represented injury victims from the following cities, and many more:
|Los Angeles||Anaheim||Long Beach||Fresno|
|San Diego||Santa Ana||Riverside||Irvine|
|San Bernardino||Fontana||Moreno Valley||Glendale|
|Huntington Beach||Santa Monica||Pomona||Garden Grove|
|Fullerton||Costa Mesa||Fountain Valley||Orange|
We have a track record of success, winning 96% of cases over the last 40 years. Over that time, we have won more than $650 million for 12,000+ clients.
But we also believe that the service we provide goes far beyond the raw numbers. We care about our clients and want to make a difference in their lives. We have secured life-changing settlements and verdicts for victims who have endured extreme suffering through no fault of their own.
We know how important it is to work with a lawyer you trust. Our team is accessible and easy to contact, efficient, and compassionate.
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St., #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660