We rely on a variety of commercially made products every day. These products are part of everything we do, from cell phones and computers to refrigerators and microwaves.
Different Types of Product Liability Claims in California
Unlike other claims that fall under the personal injury umbrella, California law applies strict liability when someone manufactures, designs, or sells a defective product, regardless of if negligence is involved. That means you do not need to prove negligence to win your claim.
These are the three types of defects that could result in a product liability claim:
- Dangerous design: Some products are dangerous and unsafe due to their design despite being manufactured properly. The only way to have prevented the injuries caused by such a product is to design and manufacture it differently.
- Manufacturing defect: If a product was not made properly, was damaged, or otherwise did not get processed correctly, this is known as a manufacturing defect.
- Insufficient warnings: Some products can be dangerous when not used properly, which is why warnings are necessary. If a product that was designed and manufactured correctly results in injuries because there were not enough warnings regarding the dangers of improper use, you could file a product liability claim.