Injured by a Dangerous or Defective Product?
The San Francisco product liability lawyers of the Dolan Law Firm have represented numerous individuals injured by defective products with excellent results. If you have been hurt by a product, you may be entitled to recover damages from the manufacturer, distributor, seller and/or installer of the product.
Injuries Due To Defective Designs
Products are sometimes defective in their design: They have a design flaw that causes them to harm people who are using them like any reasonable consumer would expect to use a product. They may also be defective because of inadequate or nonexistent warnings of known risks of injury. Sometimes, this can give rise to a third-party liability claim if someone uses one of these products while at work.
One example of a design defect is the Ford Pinto, which had a gas tank exposed to rear-end collisions. Other examples are:
- Tires that blow out
- Hoverboard accidents
- Lawn mowers that have no protection from shooting rocks out of the side
- Nail guns that fire without being depressed on wood
- Circular saws with no guards
- Baking pans that collapse under the weight of a turkey
- SUVs that have too high a center of gravity
- Helmets made out of plastic
- Defective medical products, implants and drugs
Unfortunately, many manufacturers put profits ahead of people and do not adequately test their products for safety. We are here to hold these companies responsible when they do not put the public first.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED BY A PRODUCT, SAVE WHAT REMAINS OF THE PRODUCT AND ANY PACKAGING THAT CAME WITH IT IF YOU CAN. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU DO NOT DISCARD OR DESTROY THE PRODUCT AS THAT IS EVIDENCE CRITICAL TO EVALUATE YOUR CASE.
YOU HAVE A LIMITED TIME TO ACT OR YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE LOST. BE SURE TO CHECK IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS.
Injuries Due to Manufacturing Defects
Sometimes products are defective because of their manufacturing: The design may be fine, but the manufacturing process was done negligently, causing the product to become dangerous. This often happens with food products that are not processed properly and cause the spread of disease or introduce foreign particles such as glass. Other examples include:
- Tires that are made with defective rubber that blow out and cause wrongful death and injury
- Cars that are not assembled properly that crash when wheels fall off or engines blow up
- Planes that crash
- Glass in food
- TV screens that explode
- Defective devices or batteries that leak and cause caustic burns
- Hot tubs that short-circuit, etc.
In one case handled by the lawyers of the Dolan Law Firm, the tires on the defendant’s vehicle blew out, causing loss of control and colliding with our client’s vehicle. Our client suffered serious head injuries as a result. Head trial lawyer Christopher Dolan won a $650,000 settlement, including $550,000 from the tire manufacturer.
Visit our verdicts and settlements page to read about other cases handled by Chris Dolan and his team of lawyers.
Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys Today
The Dolan Law Firm uses experts to investigate the cause of a product failure. We retain and employ metallurgists, mechanics, draftsmen, machinists, accident reconstruction experts, physicists, rubber experts, scientists, chemists, doctors, designers, electricians, safety engineers and other experts to review these cases to identify what, if anything, about the product was defective.
Contact our San Francisco product liability lawyers online or call 415-636-8160 for a free case evaluation.