The trust a consumer places in a product manufacturer can be the beginning of a longtime association. Quality products create customer loyalty. However, upon the discovery of a serious defect, that relationship is irreparably broken. Even worse, severe and potentially fatal injuries may be the result.

Product manufacturers have an obligation to consumers to maintain the highest standards of quality and safety. When they fall short, accidents happen that result in customers suffering potentially catastrophic and fatal injuries due to negligent acts. The company that created and marketed the product must be held accountable for falling short of quality and safety standards.

The complexities of a legal claim

The objective in a product liability case is to prove that injuries are directly connected to manufacturing errors, design flaws, or failure to warn about known problems. California is known for strict consumer protections. From designers to manufacturers to the retail outlets that sell the product, one or all can be held accountable when consumers are injured.

Taking proactive steps is paramount in the pursuit of justice. Statutes of limitations that exist in the Golden State require victims and loved ones to act quickly. Not taking action in pursuing a legal claim can actually prevent accident victims from securing the justice they deserve.

Filing a product liability lawsuit in the Golden State must occur within two years from the date that the incident occurred. Understanding that not all injuries are apparent right away, the statute accounts for that time.

In the end, the sooner a victim or family members act, the sooner they can hold manufacturers of defective products accountable and move on from the tragic event.

By Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law on March 29, 2021