Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.The recall suggests that all consumers should stop the use of the recalled air rifles and contact Air Venturi for a free Trigger Upgrade repair kit along with installation instructions. Air Venturi and DIANA are both contacting all known purchasers of the defective air rifles directly. Although there have been no reports of any harm associated with the defective product, it is possible that there have been a number of unreported incidents (and harm). Did you suffer injuries as a result of the defective air rifle? Did you or a member of your family suffer any harm because of the product defect? Did a member of your family suffer fatal injuries because of the harm that you suffered? Whether you or a member of your family suffered any type of harm as a direct result of a defective product, it is essential that you seek legal assistance before even thinking about following any of the suggestions laid out in the recall (requesting a repair kit and addressing the defect yourself). If you suffered any harm related to the defective air rifle, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible, as you might have grounds to pursue legal action against the parties or entities responsible for the harm that you suffered. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of pursuing a claim after you were harmed by a defective product, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing all parties injured by defective products. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling defective product claims and ensuring that victims and their families are rightfully compensated. If you would like our lawyers to allow our experts to evaluate your claim to provide you with the necessary guidance to reach a successful claim outcome, contact us today.
Understanding the RiskA defective air rifle should never be taken lightly. As explained in the recall, the air rifle can discharge even when the safety is engaged – the safety is supposed to prevent the gun from discharging unintentionally. If an air rifle discharges, the harm that could result is equivalent to any other gunshot injury. Depending on the specific area of the wound, the injury could be life-threatening. The injuries could result in permanent harm. Again, depending on the location of the injury, the injury could be fatal. Regardless of the severity of the injury, it is likely that victims and their families will be dealt dealing with expensive medical bills and other expenses/losses associated with the injury.
Who Is Liable?Neither you nor your family would have suffered any harm if the responsible parties would have acted accordingly to ensure that the product wasn’t defective in the first place. All companies behind a product, manufacturers, distributers, etc., have the duty to ensure that their products are completely safe to be used by their consumers. This means that these companies must inspect their products and subject them to testing to ensure that they are free of any hazards. If any hazards are identified, it is important for the company to immediately take action to address the hazard before the products are released to the public. As soon as defective products are released to the public, these companies are essentially breaching their duty of care of having to ensure that their products are safe to be used by consumers. This means that any harm arising from this breach of duty could make the company negligent and liable for the harm resulting from their defective product. Is DIANA liable? Is Air Venturi liable? If you are ready to learn more about liability in general and establishing liability for your current situation, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you understand liability for the harm that you suffered.
What Should You Do?After being harmed by a defective air rifle or any other defective product, it is essential that victims take the appropriate actions. Failing to act accordingly can result in significantly reducing the possibility of reaching a successful claim outcome. What are the steps that you should follow after being harmed by a defective product? Consider the following points:
- Take photos of the defective product
- Take photos of the injuries suffered
- Seek immediate medical attention for all harm suffered
- Gather all medical records associated with the harm and treatment you received
- Contact the company to report the defective product and report the harm that you suffered
- Do not agree to a free repair
- Do not agree to a refund (full or partial)
- Do not agree to return the defective product
- Do not sign any paperwork
- Gather witness information
- Collect all documents associated with the purchase of the defective product
- Seek legal assistance immediately
The Defective Product is Your Primary Piece of EvidenceAfter being harmed by a defective product, it is important for all victims and affected parties to understand that the physical defective product is a vital piece of evidence necessary for the success of the claim. By failing to photograph the defective product, failing to keep the defective product as-is, tampering with the air rifle in any way, and even agreeing to a free repair or a refund in exchange for a return all negatively affect this important piece of evidence. After being harmed by the defective air rifle, you must do everything within your power to preserve the air rifle; it will be the main evidence for your claim and can make the difference between winning or losing.
You Could Sue and Receive CompensationDepending on the specific details of your claim, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. If you have grounds to file a claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation upon reaching a successful claim outcome. How much compensation could you be eligible to receive? The value of your claim and the compensation that you are eligible to receive will always depend on the specific details surrounding your claim. Although every claim is different, you might be eligible to receive monetary compensation for all or some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Learn more about your legal options by chatting with a representative now.