California affords expansive protection for consumers who have been injured by defective or unsafe products.
One of the theories on which an action may be based is known as strict products liability. Under this doctrine a person engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing, distributing, or supplying a product is strictly liable in tort when he, she, or it places a product on the market knowing that it is to be used without inspection for defects, and the product proves to have a defect that causes personal injury, death, or property damage to foreseeable users, consumers, or bystanders.
A person may be liable under three distinct theories:
There was a defect in the manufacturing
There was a defect in the design
The product did not come with adequate warnings or instructions.
Some products may fall into one, two or all three of these categories. Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your claim and provide you with the necessary legal advice to maximize any compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact our office today.