East Sacramento Products Liability Lawyer


California law protects consumers from defective and/or dangerous products.  The East Sacramento products liability lawyers at AutoAccident.com have extensive experience in protecting the legal rights of consumers who have been injured by medical devicesdrugs, household products, recreational safety equipment, food additives, and all sorts of other items that are sold to the public.

If you or someone you love suffered an injury or medical harm based on using a defective product, you may be entitled to monetary damages - recovery for your medical expenses, lost income, and your pain and suffering.  Our law firm believes that the entity responsible for allowing dangerous products to be sold to consumers should be held financially responsible. Call our injury attorneys at (916) 921-6400 for a free case evaluation.

A Trusting Public

Products sold on the American marketplace are generally safe.  Our country has many government regulations that aim to protect the well-being of consumers.  There are also countless independent consumer safety advocacy groups.  Because of all the safeguards in place, Americans enjoy general confidence that products sold to us are safe.  But no system is foolproof.  Negligence can happen at any point in the manufacturing process.  When a defective or dangerous product makes it to the marketplace, consumer injuries or deaths can occur.  

Examining the nature of the product’s defect is an important factor in determining the entity or entities responsible for the harm caused. Below are some of the defects that California law recognizes:

Defects in Design

Sometimes there is an inherent flaw in a product’s design. When that is the case, the defective or dangerous condition will apply to the entire line of products, rather than just one item.  A defect in design means the product's creator did not design the item to be as safe as possible.  A design defect alleges that every product within a line fails to be as safe as expected to be by a reasonable consumer.  The inherent dangers presented by the design post a risk that a reasonable consumer would not foresee.

An example of a design defect would be the Samsung Galaxy Note phones equipped with defective lithium-ion batteries that regularly overheated. The phones caused burn injuries to some consumers because they were prone to spontaneous combustion. 

Defects in the Manufacturing Process

With a manufacturing defect, it is not the design of the product that includes inherent flaws.  Instead, in these cases, something goes wrong at some point in the creation or assembly of the product- it is a departure from the intended design.  The allegation of a manufacturing defect is that the product maker produced an item that was not what was intended.  With a manufacturing defect, the item that caused your injury may differ from other items in the same product line.  Examples of a manufacturing defect are a broken chain on a child's outdoor playset or a hazardous substance found within a medication.

A Failure to Warn

It is often alleged in products liability cases that the manufacturer failed to warn of a hazard associated with the product.  Certain products are not entirely safe to use because of their inherent nature - for example, electrical appliances carry a risk of electrocution, power tools can cause numerous types of injuries, and some kitchen appliances may result in scalding injuries. 

When a product is safely designed and manufactured properly yet still carries risks, the manufacturer is required to warn of the risks that may not be immediately obvious to a consumer. The distributor, the retailer, and the manufacturer all have a duty to warn of the risks.  Failure to provide sufficient warnings about a product is a form of negligence.  Anyone harmed by a product that did not properly warn of the risks may be able to receive compensation from one or more entities as a result of that failure.

Watch the YouTube video below about commonly used products that can present a danger.

An Experienced Products Liability Attorney is Key

It takes strength to withstand the recovery process following an injury.  It takes courage to file a lawsuit against a large, profitable corporation. An unacceptable number of American consumers have been left with chronic pain, diagnosed with serious diseases, or permanently disabled simply because they used a product they assumed was safe.  If this has happened to you, a critical step in protecting your legal rights is contacting our skilled East Sacramento products liability attorneys to receive information about your options. By their very nature, products liability cases can be challenging and complex, and our attorneys have the necessary experience to successfully navigate such complicated cases. We welcome you to contact us about your potential case at no obligation.

East Sacramento Products Liability Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered harm resulting from the use of a consumer product, call our office for free, friendly, and compassionate advice.   A delay in seeking legal counsel can harm your case, and a qualified East Sacramento products liability attorney can help maximize its value.  Give us a call at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. We can schedule a no-obligation consultation. If you prefer, you may also fill out our online contact form.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 8.23.21]

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