Businesses may be liable under California law for products liability in a variety of circumstances. First, a business may be held liable if a product is defectively designed. For example, if a cabinet is poorly designed such that it easily tips over and causes injury, the cabinet may be said to have a design defect.
A product may also be defective due to a manufacturing error. For example, if a vehicle’s engine catches fire, not because there is anything inherently wrong with its design, but because a technician at the factory improperly assembled its components, the engine can be said to have a manufacturing defect.
Finally, a business may also be liable if its product does not carry an adequate warning about its dangers, and the lack of warning leads to injury to the consumer. These types of warnings are widespread, for example, a choking hazard on toys with small parts, or a warning not to use electrical appliances near water. If it is foreseeable that a product may cause harm in a certain way, the manufacturer generally has a duty to warn consumers of that danger.
KLF's consumer law attorneys work with you to determine if you have a viable product liability claim. If so, we evaluate your options for compensation, negotiate on your behalf, and file a lawsuit as necessary. If we find that others were harmed by the same type of defective product, we may be able to help them, too.
Contact us regardless of whether or not you are sure you have a case. We are here to help you make that determination. Based in Glendale, we represent consumers in the Los Angeles area and throughout California. All consultations are free and confidential.
If you would like to discuss a possible product liability claim, we encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the firm at (818) 221-2800.