Northern California Product Liability Attorney

Serving Chico, Roseville & Sacramento

If you or someone you love has been injured by an unsafe or defective product, you have rights. If you require counsel or representation, a product liability attorney from our Chico, Roseville, or Sacramento office can help. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we understand the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues you face when injured in an accident, and we have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to protect your rights. To arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team, please don't hesitate to contact our Northern California personal injury lawyers today.

Damages and Eligibility

Manufacturers and designers have a legal obligation to ensure that their products are safe for public use and consumption. If it can be shown that a product is unsafe, the appropriate party can be held accountable for any injuries that result. Though each case is unique and it's impossible to determine what damages you may be eligible for without first consulting with you, plaintiffs can typically file suit for damages relating to loss of wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. These compensatory damages are awarded to compensate the victim for both quantifiable and unquantifiable suffering, such as expenses incurred and emotional trauma.

In product liability and premises liability cases, it may also be possible to file for punitive damages to punish the negligent party and help prevent future infractions from occurring. In many instances, it's easier and cheaper for a large company to settle out of court than to dedicate their resources to fix the problem at hand; through punitive damages, we can help ensure companies don't take this easy way out. If we believe that punitive damages are appropriate in your case, we will pursue this route to help ensure you receive the best possible recovery.

Establishing Liability

We work with experts to establish liability in personal injury cases. In the case of product liability, the attorneys at our Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, and Redding offices consult with design experts, manufacturing experts, marketing experts, and engineers to determine if a product is dangerous or has the potential to cause injury. The three types of product liability are:

  • Manufacturing Defect - Businesses have an obligation to design and built products to the highest specification; even if a business does not manufacturer its own products, it may still be possible to hold it accountable for damages if it can be shown that it was aware of manufacturing defects in the production process and failed to rectify the situation. A manufacturing defect can occur as a result of improper or defective materials or due to defects occurring from the actual manufacturing process.
  • Design Defect - A design defect is one that occurs in the conception stages of a product, which makes a product inherently dangerous, either for its intended use or for uses that a designer should have anticipated. If a product is inherently dangerous and causes injury to a user, then the designer can be held accountable for damages.
  • Failure to Warn - If a product is potentially dangerous or could cause injury if used incorrectly, the manufacturer or designer has an obligation to warn users of these potential risk factors. For example, ladder manufacturers and designers often warn users that the top step of the ladder is not to be used, lest the user fall and injure him or herself because the ladder became unstable. An omission of such a warning would be an example of failure to warn.

Victims' Rights

The potential for damages in product liability cases is great. However, large businesses will vigorously defend their interests in court and it can be difficult to obtain a successful recovery without representation. To ensure that your rights are protected and your interests served, we highly recommend that you seek legal counsel from an experienced, knowledgeable product liability attorney. At our Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, and surrounding satellite office locations, we routinely handle such cases and will work tirelessly to see that your rights are upheld. If you have been injured by a defective product, you have a legal right to financial compensation.

Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys

Our aim is to provide our clients with counsel that is not only informative and honest, but respectful, personable, and compassionate as well. We will guide you through every step of the process so that you are well informed of your options and understand the proceedings. We pride ourselves on our customer service and practice it every single day. To arrange a free consultation with our product liability attorneys - serving Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, Redding, and communities throughout Northern and Southern California - please contact the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley today.

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