Monterey County Product Liability Lawyer
Injured by a Defective or Dangerous Product? Call JRG.
We all use products of all kinds, every day, without thought that we could suffer injury due to their defective manufacture, design, or maintenance. If you have been injured by a product and are not sure if responsibility lies with the manufacturer, retailer, supplier, or the persons responsible for its maintenance or repair, a Monterey County product liability attorney can perform an investigation of the circumstances and the product itself to determine if it was defective.
Representing clients across the Central Coast of California, JRG Attorneys at Law handles product liability cases involving:
- Children’s toys
- Medical devices
- Automobiles and their parts
- Farming and agricultural equipment
- Home appliances
- Construction equipment
- Safety equipment
Determining Fault in a Product Liability Case
At times, it may appear that a person was negligent for your injury, or perhaps that even you bore some responsibility, but if the product had been properly designed, manufactured, installed, or maintained, or had you been properly warned of the risks, you injury would not have occurred or been as severe. In such a case liability may be imposed on the manufacturer or other at-fault party associated with the product’s defect.
A good example can be seen in a case recently tried in Monterey County by our lead product liability attorney, Robert (Bob) Rosenthal. In 2014, he tried a case that appeared at the outset to be a drunk driving case with the client’s catastrophic injuries being the result of the driver’s intoxication and the injured client’s own poor judgement. While the driver of the car was admittedly intoxicated and the passenger entered the vehicle knowing this fact, it was proven in trial that, had the car’s manufacturer installed a shoulder harness as opposed to a lap belt, the injury would have been averted. While it was the drunk driver who caused the accident, it was the car’s manufacturer who contributed to the severity of the injury. It designed a vehicle without a shoulder harness, knowing the risks such a design presented. No warning of these risks was provided to operators or passengers in the car. The jury awarded our client $12.6 million in damages.
Put an Experienced Product Liability Attorney on the Case
Whether your injury involved a defect in the construction of building, or a defective medical device, toy, child safety device, or automobile safety device, it is important to retain the right product liability lawyer. Bob Rosenthal has been practicing in California since 1975. His considerable trial experience can make all the difference in the face of the considerable resources a manufacturer or insurance company is likely to apply to counter your claim.