Sacramento Defective Product Lawyers
Injuries from defective products can result in physical damages, lost wages, property damage and more.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product in Sacramento, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer, the wholesaler or the retail store where the product was purchased.
Our Sacramento defective products lawyers charge no upfront fees and offer a free case evaluation. For help with your claim, call us today at (916) 777-7777.
Common Products Regulated by the CPSC
Product liability law allows consumers who have been harmed to recover damages from manufacturers, distributors and retailers for injuries caused by defective products.
With this in mind, it's also important to note that virtually all products are covered by product liability law, not just what you see on store shelves.
While food, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, medical devices and even commercial jets can fall under product liability law, there are a number of common, everyday items that also fall under this category.
Some of these items include:
It is important to note that consumers do not always have to be the original owner of the product. For instance, you may be able to sue the manufacturer of a defective saw that injures you, even if you borrowed it from your friend.
Furthermore, even if sellers put their label on a product after purchasing it from another manufacturer, they may still be subject to a strict liability claim. Read more at Defective Product Litigation FAQs.
California Liability Standards
Strict liability is the standard that usually applies in California lawsuits related to defective products.
This standard allows the court to decide if manufacturers are responsible for injuries, even if they were not negligent.
In practical terms, this means that even if manufacturers can demonstrate they used care in designing and producing a product, they are still liable for damages if the injured consumer can prove:
- That the product was defective;
- They were using it as directed; and
- The product was not modified substantially.
Product liability claims can also be brought under a negligence theory. In this approach, the consumer must demonstrate that the manufacturer, distributor or other party involved in selling the product did not fulfill a duty to ensure that consumers received a safe product. Those claims can arise from a failure to anticipate design flaws or potential misuses, negligence in maintaining the manufacturing equipment or failure to issue warnings in product information.
A third claim, breach of warranty, emerges from the failure of a manufacturer or retailer to sell a product that is in proper condition and free from defects.
How to Contact Our Defective Product Lawyer Team
To win a California product liability case, its vital to preserve evidence, investigate the accident, and file your case within California's statute of limitations.
At the law offices of the Arnold Law Firm, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys have over 200 years of combined legal experience and have won millions in settlements and verdicts for clients just like you. We can provide the knowledge and determination to fight for the maximum compensation amount for your claim.
Your consultation is free, and if you choose to hire us to fight for you, you will pay a fee only if we win.
For more information, call the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777.