If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation in a product liability claim. To learn if you have a valid claim, it is best to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Continue reading to learn who is responsible after someone is injured by a defective product and the statute of limitations for product liability claims in California. If you have any further questions, give our firm a call.
Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?
The three main types of product liability claims each put the responsibility on different parties. The primary types of these claims are as follows:
- Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is created to ensure the product design is safe for use. However, sometimes manufacturers will divert from this blueprint which can lead to unsafe product design. This can cause accidents and injuries by its users.
- Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels such as choking hazard warnings, warning against improper use of a product, and more. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way which can result in injuries.
- Negligent product design: Product designers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their customers. When this does not occur, this will increase the chances of a serious accident occurring. If you have been injured by a defective product design, you may have a valid product liability claim.
How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?
The statute of limitations is generally two years in California for filing product liability claims. This means that if you have been injured by a defective product, you will have two years from the date of your injury to file your product liability claim. It is best to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will understand the details of the statute of limitations. It is important to file within this time period because failure to do so may result in your being permanently barred from suing. To begin this process as soon as possible, give our experienced personal injury attorney a call today. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. Contact our firm today to schedule your initial consultation.
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