Sacramento Products Liability Lawyer

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Despite consumer protection laws, thousands of defective products on the market continue to put consumers in significant danger each year. Some manufacturing companies are just not as careful as they should be when producing products you bring into your home. 

If you suffered serious injuries or a loved one was killed due to a defective product, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Reach out to our experienced Sacramento products liability attorneys today at (916) 921-6400 for a free consultation to discuss your rights and potential options for recovery.

What is the Meaning of Products Liability?

Products liability focuses on dangerous and defective products. Our Sacramento-based law firm represents individuals and families in legal issues against manufacturers or corporations who have sold dangerous products to consumers.

As consumers, we depend on companies to make safe products for us to use. We imagine these products to be designed appropriately before they hit the store shelves. However, that's not usually the case. When companies put profit over safety and a loved one is seriously injured or killed, the best products liability attorney in California can help you obtain justice and maximum compensation for your loss.

What is Considered a Defective Product? 

We refer to "products" as what causes the injury, but it really covers a wide range of categories, including:

  • Machinery and tools
  • Medicine and drugs, e.g., Ortho Evra, Vioxx, and other prescription and non-prescription drugs
  • Medical devices
  • Food and tobacco
  • Toxic chemicals and substances, such as pesticides, asbestos, and mold
  • Firearms
  • Autos and other motor vehicles, including trucks and motorcycles
  • Auto products such as seat belts, tires, airbags, and child car seats
  • Household appliances and products
  • Toys, recreational equipment, and ATV's
  • Clothing and apparel
Who Is Liable for a Defective Product Injury in California?

Multiple parties could all be held liable for a faulty product that harms a consumer. California determines most product liability cases as a "Strict Liability" rule. This means that any entities involved in putting the harmful product on the market may be held responsible for resulting injuries and losses. 

The parties that may be held liable in a defective product claim may include the following:

  • Distributor
  • Hospital, medical clinic, or doctor
  • Independent testing lab
  • Manufacturer 
  • Retailer
  • Sales representative
  • Supplier

When a product fails, the injured person and their families are faced with life-changing consequences. Long-term medical care costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering can all happen from the use of a faulty product.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Products Liability Case

Consumers are injured by faulty or dangerous items every year. Some of the injuries commonly suffered from the use of a defective product include burns, broken bones, suffocation, disfigurements, and concussions Recovering from these types of injuries could take months or years.

Many people dismiss injuries from defective products as a way of life. However, as a consumer, you do not deserve to be injured by a faulty product. If you or a loved one were hurt while using a faulty or dangerous item, call one of our products liability attorneys in Sacramento County, California, to help you file a claim for financial compensation.

The following video discusses IKEA's decision to recall its dressers after more than 30 children were injured or killed.

Contact a Sacramento, CA Products Liability Attorney Today

Hurt from the use of a defective or dangerous product? Consult a California products liability attorney from to determine liability for the incident and discuss your potential options for compensation. Call now for free, friendly advice on your potential defective product case at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.

Since 1982, our law firm has helped Sacramento and Northern California residents obtain maximum compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death cases.

We are proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.24.22]

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