Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.Are you in need of a lawyer to handle your defective product claim? If so, it is essential that you 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 with many years of experience handling different claims. One of the types of claims we handle are defective product claims. Our experts on product liability are ready to handle your claim and help you understand your right to sue the company that contributed to the harm that you suffered. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.
Considering the Risk of HarmAccording to the recall, the front ledge on the speaker wall mount can loosen; this creates the risk of the mount and the speakers falling. Speaker wall mounts are generally located high up on walls. If speakers or even the wall mounts fall, any one standing nearby could be harmed by the falling items. Depending on many details, products falling from a significant height could result in fractures, broken bones, head injuries, and even brain injuries. The defective wall mount could cause injuries ranging in severity from mild to critical – injuries could even prove to be fatal. Did you suffer any harm as a result of the defective product? Even if you suffered only mild injuries, you must take legal action – you shouldn’t have suffered any harm.
Understanding Liability and Your Right to SueDo you have the right to file a product liability claim against VIVO for the harm you suffered as a result of their defective products? Your right to sue is based on the fact that all companies have a duty of care towards their consumers. They must ensure that their products are free of any sort of hazards to ensure that there is no risk of injury to consumers. When companies release defective products to the public and make them available for purchase, they are essentially breaching their duty of care to their consumers. They are failing to identify and address hazards before their consumers are affected. In product liability cases specifically, a defect must be present in the products’ design, labeling, or manufacturing (at least one defect but multiple defects are common) so that consumers could pursue claims. In general, if the company’s negligent actions contributed to the product defect and the harm suffered by consumers, the company could be held accountable – victims could pursue claims. If you would like to learn more about the company’s liability for the harm you suffered and your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our firm.
Important Steps to ConsiderWhat should you do after you or a member of your family was harmed be the defective speaker wall mounts made available by VIVO? Many people blindly follow the suggestions established through the recall issued by the company. However, actions that companies recommend consumers to follow (requesting a refund, a repair, or a replacement) can all negatively affect consumers’ right to pursue a claim. What should you do? First and foremost, you should follow the following:
- Do not send the defective product to the company
- Do not agree to a free repair
- Do not agree to a free replacement
- Do not agree to a refund
- Do not tamper with the defective product in any way
- Take photos of the injuries caused by the defective product
- Take photos of the defective product
- Stop using the defective product
- Keep the defective product in a safe place
- Contact the company to report the defective product and the harm that you suffered
- Seek medical attention for all harm suffered
- Evaluate the property damage resulting from the incident
- Gather records of your purchase of the defective product
- Gather all relevant records of the harm suffered due to the defective product
- Seek legal assistance
You Could Recover CompensationIf you or your family suffered any sort of harm as a result of the defective speaker wall mounts or any other defective product, you might have grounds to recover compensation. After suffering harm, recovering monetary compensation might not be the first thing on your mind. After all, monetary compensation cannot and will not mend the harm you suffered. However, it is normal to have questions about the compensation that you could win. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you recover if your claim is successful? What is the value of your claim? To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the monetary compensation that you could be eligible to recover, it is essential that you discuss your claim with a trusted and knowledgeable source, such as a defective product attorney. After discussing your claim with a skilled product liability lawyer, you will have a better idea of the type and amount of compensation that you could recover, which could include the following:
- Medical expense
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive costs
Understand the Statute of Limitations of Your ClaimHow long do you have to pursue your claim? Unfortunately, many people are unaware that they could lose their right to sue if they fail to take action within the appropriate length of time. All claims, including product liability claims, are subject to a statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations determine the specific length of time that victims have to pursue their claims. What statute of limitation applies to your claim? The timeline that applies to your claim depends on a few things, such as the type of claim that you are pursuing and some specific details of your claim. In general, product liability claims (in California) are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that you will only have two years to file your claim. However, this timeline could vary; so, it is essential that you discuss the timelines that apply to your claim with experts on defective product claims as soon as possible.
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