Nearly every aspect of our lives is regulated to a certain extent. Traffic laws control those who drive on roads, medications are rigorously tested before being released to the public, and even our food is subjected to inspection in its preparation and distribution. All of these regulations are meant to keep the public safe. Yet, dangerous products make their way to the market all too often, thereby putting innocent consumers at risk.
Consumers expect the products they use to be safe. While certain regulations seek to bring those expectations to fruition, the reality is that dangerous products still find their way into the marketplace. This puts innocent individuals at risk of being seriously harmed, even when they are using a product as intended. Those who suffer harm caused by a defective product may want to consider taking legal action to potentially recover compensation for their damages.
If you've followed the news recently, you've probably heard arguments over the safety of vaping. To some, this is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. To others, however, the nicotine concentrations are more problematic than regular tobacco products, and the variety of flavors seek to hook kids on a dangerous activity. These disputes were heightened recently when a spate of individuals fell ill because of vaping.
Dangerous products can pose a significant risk to consumers in California. Many times these hazardous products leave innocent and unsuspecting individuals seriously injured. In the worst cases, victims die from these injuries. The dangers can present themselves several ways, which is why the law places liability on manufacturers, distributors, and/or retailers who fail to ensure that consumers are safe from the harms posed by their products.
Californians tend to put a lot of trust in the products they use. Many people consider children's toys, tools, medications, electronics and other products to be safe if they are placed on store shelves. Yet, far too often these products are released on the market with defects that can pose a serious risk of harm to consumers. Those who end up injured as a result of a defective product may be able to take legal action in hopes of recovering compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Consumers in California who buy products expect those products to be safe to use. There are even a number of regulations in place to help ensure the safety of these products. Yet, far too often unsuspecting individuals are harmed when they use consumer goods as they are intended. This is unacceptable and may serve as the basis of a products liability lawsuit.