San Jose Product Liability Attorney

Serving Injured Victims in the San Francisco Area

Manufacturers have the responsibility to provide safe products for consumers; however, when these companies decide to put profits over the health and safety of people, they could and should be held liable for their actions. These dangerous products could affect anyone. One common example is defective devices in cars, trucks and motorcycles. Many people have been severely injured and even killed when these auto parts cause accidents or explosions. There are also many defective medical devices that have been allowed to be released on the market. From DePuy hip replacements to transvaginal mesh to knee replacements, you should not have to pay for any medical costs if you were injured by one of these devices.

In the most severe accident cases, the obvious sources of compensation will often prove inadequate to cover the full range of your losses. At Shea & Shea, our San Jose personal injury lawyers consider the prospects of a product liability claim as a matter of course in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, industrial or construction site injuries, and many other negligence situations. Our ability to prove a design or manufacturing defect by showing the poor performance of a safety component or structural element can increase the likelihood that you will receive the money damages you will need to cover the expenses generated by a long-term or permanent disability. Examples of the kinds of product liability cases we can handle, with or without another negligence claim against another defendant, include:

  • Motorcycle helmets;
  • SUV rollovers;
  • Sporting goods;
  • Children's products;
  • Defective auto parts;
  • Household heaters and electrical appliances;
  • Industrial tools such as nail guns; and
  • Consumer power tools such as circular saws

Have you been injured by a dangerous product?

Product liability litigation can be complex, and the presentation of an effective claim will depend a great deal on the engagement and active participation of experts. Under California law, the plaintiff in a product liability case based on defective product design must show the reasonable availability of a safe design alternative. Essentially, we must therefore reinvent the defendant's product, and to do so can be expensive. At Shea & Shea, our past success in personal injury litigation allows us to commit substantial forensic resources at our own risk so that we can prove every essential element of your claim. That means that we only recover the costs of expert technical and engineering support in your case if we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Call our firm today for help in your product liability case!

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