When manufacturers put a product on the market, it is their responsibility to ensure it is safe to use and is an effective product. As mentioned in last week's post, when a defective product injures a California resident, he or she has the ability to hold them accountable through a product liability lawsuit.
When California residents buy a product, they expect it to work properly and perform the function it has been created and advertised to do. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Products can be defective sometimes, and a defective product has the ability to severely injure a consumer. In fact, such products injure thousands of people across the country every year.
Defective and dangerous products are responsible for countless injuries and deaths in the United States. If California victims do not step forward and file lawsuits against those responsible, it is likely that the manufacturers and retailers of these products will continue to sell faulty products and cause serious harm to many more people.
Anytime we buy a product, we trust that the product is safe and meets certain standards. Many companies work hard to put out high quality products, but sometimes creating defective products that harm innocent consumers. If you have been harmed by a defective product, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries from the parties involved in the manufacturing and sale of the product, including manufacturers, retailers, and distributors.
Keyless cars use a technology that has created many layers of convenience for motorists across the United States and the world. In the United States alone, more than eight and a half million - over 50 percent - of new vehicles sold come standard with keyless ignitions each year. However, the convenience of keyless ignitions has also proved to be deadly for many motorists, especially those who had become accustomed over the years to switching off and removing keys from the vehicles.
As of July, 19 different automobile manufacturers have had to recall vehicles because they included in them airbags made by product maker Takata. The airbags in the recalled vehicles have been known to explode with significant force and send metal shards into the vehicles' passenger compartments, leading to serious injuries and even victims' deaths.
There is no doubt that the vehicles consumers drive have gotten safer over time. Regulations have mandated that automobile manufacturers improve safety features like airbags and seatbelts while also improving the crashworthiness of the vehicles they put out on the roads. Many Stockton residents do an enormous amount of research on how safe their prospective vehicles are before committing to making those cars, trucks, and SUVs their own.
As we enter the winter months in San Joaquin County, the presence of precipitation and fog can make having good vehicle tires important. Consumers depend on tire manufacturers to provide accurate information on the traction and other safety features provided by their tires. This blog post will provide some information on how the federal government regulates this area.