When an unsafe or defective product injures you, or kills a loved one, we can sue its designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer.
Under the “reasonable consumer expectation of safety” test for liability, Ralph Slater settled a case against a bottling company after a bottle exploded and caused nerve damage. A consumer “reasonably expects” a bottle not to explode.
Some products require proof of the type of defect for liability; we usually need to prove one of these three kinds of defects: A Manufacturing Defect: For example, a loose metal fastener causes a machine part to fly off, thereby causing serious injury or wrongful death. A Design Defect: The failure to use a safer, cost-effective alternative design to protect a person; or A Marketing Defect: Misleading, confusing or incomplete labeling, instructions or warnings, which lead to injury.
While many factors influence a case outcome, Ralph Slater’s highest quality legal skills were indispensable to what was the biggest settlement of all reported settlements and verdicts for any victim of paralysis in California history. In this case, the untrained operator of a forklift drove it off a loading dock backwards. As it tipped over, the heavy metal battery underneath the operator’s seat slid out of its housing and fractured his neck. He was rendered a quadriplegic. After the settlement, the worldwide manufacturer put strong lids with automatic latches on all models of its electric forklifts based on the recommendation of the engineering expert on Mr. Slater’s team. In another case, a child received a 7-figure “lifetime care” settlement.
There are limitless defective products which cause serious injury or death. Mr. Slater has successfully settled all dangerous product cases he handled since 1979, including industrial vehicles, industrial machinery, medical devices, tools and household products.
Ralph Slater, a leading product liability lawyer with 33 years of experience, handles his cases on a contingent fee basis. This means his fee is tied to the amount of compensation you receive. He advances all the costs. Unless he first wins you a settlement or verdict, you do not owe him any fees or costs.
Call today (530) 898-1111 for your Free Initial Consultation with Ralph Slater, a well known and well respected Personal Injury Attorney in Chico, California. You need to know if you have a case, and, if so, what it is potentially worth.
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