When you purchase a consumer product, you have the right to expect that the product will be safe and work properly when used as designed. If you’ve been injured using a defective product, you are most likely facing serious financial burdens. Medical bills can add up quickly, and if you’re unable to work while you recover from your injuries, it can be difficult for your family to stay afloat financially. Almost any type of product can end up being defective or unsafe for use as a result of a faulty design, manufacturing defect, improper instructions, or lack of warning about their use.
At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, we focus on helping clients injured due to the negligence of others. Our Santa Barbara product liability attorneys are here to help you. Our team has the resources necessary to fully investigate product liability injuries, and we want to make sure that you recover the compensation you need.
Strict liability holds producers strictly liable for their products. Simply put, you do not have to prove negligence, on that a defect in the product caused your injury.
There are three areas of product liability:
Multiple entities can be at fault for product liability claims, including: the manufacturer, suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. It is important to have an experienced product liability attorney to determine who is responsible.
It is important to present the best possible case to win a claim for product liability. If you have been injured by a defective product, remember to take these steps:
It is important to retrieve the above information as soon as possible and contact an attorney immediately. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure 335.1, product liability claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations.
A key to winning a product liability claim is timing and proving that the product caused the injury sustained to the victim. The Santa Barbara product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of John B. Richards thoroughly investigate each claim to assemble the most compelling case to obtain proper compensation.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury due to a product defect, reach out to the team at the Law Offices of John B. Richards for help as soon as possible. We pledge to use our resources to investigate every aspect of your claim to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. When you need a Santa Barbara product liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-683-2736.