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Proving Fault in Cases of Product Liability


Every year, countless people suffer injuries due to unsafe or defective products. What many may not realize is that they have a legal right to hold manufacturers responsible for damages suffered as a result of a company’s failure to create a product that is safe for consumer use or to warn of potential hazards of using the product. However, it can be almost impossible for a single person to take on a battle against a large manufacturing company. That is why victims should rely on the expertise and experience of product liability lawyers, such as those at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley. We have experiencing proving fault in product liability cases for our Sacramento clients and have helped many collect substantial financial compensation for damages suffered.

How to Prove Liability

Proving fault in a product liability case can be a complex matter, so it is important to have an experienced legal team on your side. Our attorneys have a great deal of experience in product liability cases and we work closely with a team of experts to ensure that we can create the strongest case possible in showing fault in these cases. In order to prove fault, we must be able to show that the details of the case fall under one of the following three types of product liability:

  • Manufacturing defect: A manufacturing defect can describe a situation in which there is a defect in the manufacturing process itself, or cases in which defective materials are used in the manufacturing process. Either way, companies have a responsibility to produce products that meet the highest safety standards. Even if a company outsources their manufacturing, they can be held responsible if it is shown that they were aware of the manufacturing defects and failed to address the problem.
  • Design defect: A design defect occurs in the beginning conception stages of a product. If it is shown that a product was designed in a way that cannot be used safely as intended, or if a product can be unsafe under alternate uses that should have been anticipated, the designers can be held accountable for damages suffered as result.
  • Failure to warn: It is the responsibility of designers and product manufacturers to anticipate all potential safety hazards of a product and to alert consumers of those hazards with clearly visible warning labels. The failure to acknowledge and warn of dangers that should have been anticipated by the designers or manufacturers can be used to prove fault in cases of product liability.


If fault can be proven, then clients have a legal right to collect financial compensation for damages that are suffered. While each case will be unique, in general, clients are likely to be compensated for the physical, emotional, and financial losses that are associated with medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Schedule an Appointment

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an unsafe or poorly manufactured product, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn about your legal rights. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley will fight on your behalf to ensure that you are justly compensated for damages suffered. We look forward to working with you.

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