Product Liability Claims in California | What You Need to Know

Product Liability Claims in California | What You Need to Know

If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be seeking to recover the compensation you require to heal properly and move on with your life. Victims of injuries from defective products may want to look into filing a product liability claim. To learn more about this process, give our experienced personal injury firm a call. We will walk you through the next steps to take in this legal process. Filing a valid premises liability claim requires the experience and skill of a personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.

To learn who is responsible after being injured by a defective product and the time period you will have to take legal action, continue reading.

Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?

The main types of product liability claims are as follows:

  • Negligent product design: Product designers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their customers. When this does not occur, this will increase the chances of a serious accident occurring. If you have been injured by a defective product design, you may have a valid product liability claim.
  • Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is created to ensure the product design is safe for use. However, sometimes manufacturers will divert from this blueprint which can lead to unsafe product design. This can cause accidents and injuries by its users.
  • Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels such as choking hazard warnings, warning against improper use of a product, and more. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way which can result in injuries.

How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?

The statute of limitations for product liability claims in California is generally two years. This is important to understand because after being injured by a defective product, you will have two years from the injury to take legal action. Failure to file your claim within this period of time can result in you being permanently barred from suing. To avoid this, take action as soon as possible by reaching out to our experienced personal injury firm. We would be happy to walk you through the claims filing process. Our team of personal injury attorneys will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.

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