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Products Liability Claims: Defective Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is one of the biggest selling seasons for all markets. Consumers all across the state are flocking the malls and shopping centers to purchase and share holiday cheer. The high demand for new products, however, can prove to be catastrophic for unsuspecting families as some products may be carelessly made and are dangerous.

If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries as a result of a defective product, there may be a valid claim to seek restitution for these injuries and the damages caused. Injuries caused by a defective product can, in some cases, cause devastating injuries that could quickly result in high medical costs – even wrongful death can result. Some injuries could lead to great losses and inability to support yourself or your family, as these injuries can at times be debilitating.

It is important to note that products liability claims in the State of California are time sensitive. The State of California imposes strict deadlines that restrain a claimant’s ability to file a lawsuit. Consider seeking the legal support of a knowledgeable lawyer who has experience in the field of products liability claims in the State of California. An attorney with the right experience will help you perfect and file the claim in a timely manner.

A Brief Background

When it comes to the toy market in the United States, the Consumer Product Safety Commission in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol have worked tirelessly to protect American consumer from toys that could violate U.S. standards. Together, they have championed to protect families across the nation from things such as toys containing lead. While these agencies work around the clock to protect consumers, toy and product defects will likely nonetheless cause injury to some unsuspecting buyers/users. When a product has caused an injury to you or your loved one, seek the legal guidance of an attorney who will work to champion on your behalf.

Products that Cause Harm Despite Meeting U.S. Standards

It is not uncommon to find a toy or other product sitting on a shelf that has the potential of causing the product user great injury and pain, or even death. The potential of injury is possible despite the product passing United States product standards and regulations. It is always recommended that consumers pay close attention to the hazards a product can cause, especially when the product is intended for a child.  Whether or not the product appears to be a tested and approved product, it still may be defective and your potential claim could be valid.

The Bottom Line: When Product Safety is Not Enough, Seek Legal Support

Despite the various agencies that work collectively to ensure product safety in the United States, many people will still face injury as a result of a defective product this holiday season. When it comes to defective products in California, the following elements are essential for a products liability claim must be explored.

The legal team at Heiting and Irwin APLC are dedicated to championing for the rights of people who have suffered a loss or injury as a result of a defective product. The firm’s attorneys are highly skilled in the field of products liability claims. If you or someone you love has been injured this holiday season as a result of a defective product, seek legal support as soon as possible.

Dennis Stout

Dennis Stout is a native Californian with significant ties to the Inland Empire, where he continues to reside. A graduate of Upland High School, the University of California, Riverside (B.S. Economics), and the University of La Verne (J.D.), Mr. Stout has practiced law continuously since 1979. He has been married to his wife, Alicia (R.N., C.E.N., M.I.C.N.) since that same year, and they have three adult children, all of whom live in Southern California. View Attorney Dennis Stout's Attorney Bio Here.

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