Van Nuys Product Liability Lawyer
Representing Injury Victims throughout the San Fernando Valley
People have the right to assume that the products they purchase and use are reasonably safe. If you are injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have a right to hold the manufacturer, designer, or seller liable.
At Williams And Seemen, we represent clients in the Van Nuys area and throughout the San Fernando Valley who’ve been injured by a range of products, from defective medical devices to faulty household appliances. Let us seek the compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost wages, property damage, and other losses.
Knowledgeable Advisers for Your Defective Product Claim
To prove your defective product claim, we must be able to establish that:
- You suffered an injury or loss
- The product that injured you is defective
- That defect caused your injury
- You were using the product as it was intended to be used
As an experienced products liability law firm, we know that product defects can occur at any part of the chain of manufacture.
- Design — The product defect originated in its design
- Manufacture — The defect took place during the manufacturing process
- Labeling — The product failed to carry adequate labeling for safe use or warnings of potential dangers
Whether you’ve been injured by a defective medical device, automotive part, household cleaning product, industrial machinery and equipment, or contaminated food, Williams And Seemen will work to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm you’ve suffered.
We have the resources and skills to challenge even the largest companies when their products injure our clients. With assistance from qualified medical and engineering professionals, our attorney thoroughly investigates each case to develop the most effective strategies.
Prompt Counsel When You Need It
It’s important to consult an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured by a product. By immediately investigating your claim and preserving crucial evidence while it is still fresh, your attorney has an advantage when it comes to proving your case.
It’s also important to file within the statute of limitations: under California law, you must bring your claim within a set period of time after the injury was or should have been discovered, or you will lose your right to sue.
For skilled representation for a products liability claim, call (818) 536-7776 to schedule a consultation.
Should I hire an attorney or go with the public defender?
Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who have a lot of knowledge and experience. They are assigned to your case, and unfortunately you cannot chose who is the one representing you. Typically public defenders have a very heavy case load–they handle a lot of cases every single day. They usually do not give the time to update their clients on what is happening on their cases, and if you do not like your public defender you cannot not request a new one. You also cannot talk to your public defender before your arraignment–you usually will meet them at arraignment–thus discussions about bail, a case strategy before you even walk into the courthouse does not happen. The Public Defender does a valuable and important service of representing those who cannot afford hiring an attorney. If you can afford an attorney, hire a skilled, capable defense firm that listens to you and forms a strategy you will be comfortable with. Your attorney should fight for your rights, and give you comfort that you are receiving the best representation possible.
I have been hurt in an accident, what do I do?
First and foremost, seek medical treatment. This might include emergency care, urgent care, or a visit to your physician. It is a good idea to see a doctor in the abundance of caution because you could be injured and not know it right away. Once you are diagnosed, map out and consistently follow the physician’s plan for recovery. Remember, the main goal is to ensure that you recover from your injuries. Sometimes this requires physical therapy and or chiropractic treatment. Unfortunately, most insurance adjusters will not properly evaluate your injuries without tangible proof that you sustained and suffered from a particular injury.
Why should I hire an attorney, can't I just handle my claim myself?
The short answer is yes, you can handle your personal injury claim yourself, but it is never a good idea. Remember, the insurance company is there to represent the best interest of their insured. This means they will sometimes try to deny liability for your property damage, minimize your medical expenses, or outright deny your claim for bodily injury compensation. Personal injury law is complex and requires an experienced professional to analyze every factor involved in your case to ensure your rights are protected. This is why it is important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney with an in depth knowledge of the law to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.