Under California state law, people who are injured by a defective product may be entitled to compensation. This is true regardless of whether the manufacturer was negligent in producing or marketing the product. The injured party does not have to prove that the manufacturer was at fault for their injury in order to receive compensation. Instead, they simply have to prove that they were injured due to a defect in the product.
Strict product liability is a legal concept that holds product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers liable for any damage caused by their product without the need to prove negligence. Strict liability laws have improved as they effectively hold corporations liable for the production and sale of potentially dangerous goods.
To hold a manufacturer or seller liable under this law, you must show that your physical or emotional harm was caused by a product that;
● Has a manufacturing defect
In the manufacturing process one or more of the products did not meet the specifications, manufacturers must invest in quality control measures to detect possible errors during the production process.
● Has a design flaw
Before the product is manufactured, it may contain a design flaw that makes it dangerous. Therefore, proper tests and assessments must be carried out to ensure safety before manufacturing. This includes examining the materials used, the construction process, and the user experience.
● Contains no warnings or instructions
The product does not come with clear warnings or instructions, which can be potentially dangerous for consumers.
Companies can be held responsible as these factors can have serious consequences, such as injury or death.
If you have been injured or affected by a defective product, GBLaw can offer you the appropriate representation and legal advice. We have extensive experience and are ready to help you seek justice.