Defective Products

Product defect

When a manufactured product fails catastrophically, it often causes severe injuries, or worse, to the individuals using the product or bystanders.  When the failure is caused by a defect in the design of the product or in the way it was manufactured, or if the injury results from an inadequate warning, the injured individuals may be entitled to compensation from anyone who had a hand in placing the defective product in the stream of commerce – from the manufacturer to the distributor to the wholesaler to the retailer.

A dangerous defect may be present in the product because the manufacturer was negligent in the manner it designed, manufactured, or tested the product.  That’s bad.  Or it may be present in the product because the manufacturer knew that product was dangerous but chose to cut costs required to make the product safe.  That’s really bad.  But even if the manufacturer is innocent of any wrongdoing – even if they carefully designed, manufactured and tested the product, and did not ignore any known problems – if the product still contains a dangerous defect that caused the product to fail and result in injuries, the innocent injured persons could nevertheless be entitled to compensation.  That’s called “strict liability.”

Eletcrical Short CircuitBenjamin Soffer has nearly 20 years of product liability legal experience and knows what it takes to achieve a successful result for his clients.  Mr. Soffer also brings to the table nearly 15 years of engineering experience, which greatly enhances his ability to understand the chaotic dynamics of catastrophic product failures, and devise the best ways to explain them to the jury.

 If you have been seriously injured, or if your close family member has been killed, as a result of a product failure or malfunction, please contact the Soffer Law Firm.  We represent clients who were injured as a result of a failure or malfunction in automobiles, trucks, trains, aircraft, boats, industrial machines, construction equipment, electrical equipment, chemicals, smoke detectors, heaters, seat belts, airbags, windshields, brakes, tires, and many other products.

The interests of our clients are of utmost importance to us, and we are zealous advocates for our clients.  Our goal is to obtain fair settlements for our clients, but, if necessary, we are prepared to try our cases to a jury. We can work amicably with the opposing attorneys to try to settle our cases to the satisfaction of our clients, but we can also be very aggressive with the opposing side when the situation calls for such an approach.

We represent clients in state and federal courts in California.  Please contact us for an appointment.

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