In California, product liability law is based on the general notion that if a defective product injures someone (or is responsible for a wrongful death), the manufacturer or seller of that product may be liable for damages.

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Products Liability Law may involve any product that is defective, including but not limited to defective…

  • Automobiles
  • Industrial machines
  • Earthmoving equipment
  • Farm equipment
  • Recreational products
  • Household products
  • Medical devices and/or pharmaceutical drugs

A Wrongful death and personal injury lawyer who handles products liability cases in California must first prove that the product was defective. According to California law, a product is defective if it was…

  • Manufactured outside of specifications (manufacturing defect) and/or
  • Defective in design (design defect)

Products liability law provides that anyone in the chain of commerce that sells a new product may be held liable if the product is determined to be defective and causes injury.

To prevail under California products liability law, a wrongful death (or personal injury) attorney must prove that…

  • The product was defective
  • The defect caused the injury or death
  • The product was used in a reasonably foreseeable manner when the injury or death occurred
  • Damages were caused by the defect

If a manufacturer becomes aware of a defective product and continues to sell that product without eliminating the defect, under products liability law that manufacturer can be held liable for punitive damages.

Product liability lawsuits involving severe injuries or fatalities from defective products tend to be very serious and complex cases.

The wrongful death and personal injury lawyers at Viau & Kwasniewski have successfully handled hundreds of serious cases involving products liability law, wrongful death and personal injury. We aggressively litigate these types of complex cases through trial and appeal in the California courts.

If you, a friend or a loved one has been injured, or you know of someone who has been killed by a product you suspect was defective, complete our online Contact Us Form to contact a California wrongful death, personal injury or products liability lawyer or attorney.

You can also contact VK Lawyers at (213) 842-8164 or send an email.


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