When a product injures you and you file a product liability lawsuit, the California courts will seek to answer the question of how the injury happened. If the courts determine that the product was defective, they will then try to determine whether the defect was a design defect or a manufacturer defect.
When a manufacturer creates a product, it is bound by a variety of laws in California. In addition, the manufacturer also is bound by industry and manufacturing standards that are the normal procedures followed by all manufacturers. One of those is Good Manufacturing Practice. GMP, according to the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is a general manufacturing process that ensures the production of products is consistent and controlled.
Californian residents like you rely on companies to provide you with safe, working products every single day. Haberkorn & Associates is here to help in the instances where those products have defects that can cause you harm.
If you have heard the term “common carrier” but are not sure what it means, you might be surprised to learn that most people use common carriers without knowing it. When you travel on an airplane, you are using a common carrier. As FindLaw explains, common carriers are vehicles like buses, cabs, commercial airliners or just about any privately owned mode of transportation that ferries a person in California from one location to another.
Being the victim of a hit and run accident is quite frustrating. The guilty party leaves the scene and often you have no time to even identify the other vehicle. You cannot call California law enforcement and provide them with evidence needed to find the driver. You are left with a damaged vehicle of your own and nobody to be responsible for fixing it. This can be upsetting if you do not have the right insurance coverage that will cover the damage.
Every year around California there are carnivals, street fairs, state fairs, county fairs and other celebrations that bring amusement rides. The midway area is always popular. It is filled with screams, music and the sounds of these rides operating. However, every year, there are also injuries on these rides, so how safe are they?
When the temperatures rise, more and more people flock to beaches and backyard pools to get some relief from the California heat. If you have small children, then you really need to be aware of water safety. Drownings are quite common when it gets hot, and it only takes a matter of seconds for a child to end up in danger. That is why many parents use flotation devices. However, not all flotation devices are created equal.
California residents are increasingly mobile, both domestically and internationally. More air travel could be a good thing, as long as courts continue to hold aircraft equipment manufacturers responsible for any defects in their products. Specifically, concerns about increasing turbulence could have an effect on the standards to which these aviation companies should hold themselves.
Flying can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you do not do it often. It also can be expensive. Californian airports are often packed and the demand for flights is high, so airlines can charge high rates for seats. However, there are new airlines catering to people who do not want to spend a fortune to fly. These budget airlines may leave you wondering what corners have been cut to offer such low rates. You may also be curious as to whether they are even a safe option.
Product malfunctions, issues and defects are things that happen all the time in California and across the country. When a problem is reported concerning a product, it is taken seriously at all levels. Some product issues pose serious liability for manufacturers while others are a simple inconvenience for you, the consumer. Regardless, when a product could pose harm, there are many ways authorities try to get the word out about it. The most common is to issue a recall. There are plenty of ways you can learn about a defective product recall.