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California Products Liability Laws

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Manufacturers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of their products. When these items fail to meet safety standards and contain defects, they can pose significant risks to consumers, leading to injuries or even fatalities. California product liability laws provide a legal framework for holding manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable for the harm that they have caused.

Panish Shea Ravipudi advocates for victims of defective products in California. Whether you’ve suffered harm from a defective household appliance, medical device, automobile, or any other product, our attorneys can fight for the compensation that you deserve. If you are recovering from a defective product injury, contact our Los Angeles product liability attorneys today to learn how we can help you seek justice.

What Is a Product Liability Lawsuit and Who Is Eligible?

A product liability lawsuit allows victims injured by defective or dangerous products to seek compensation. If you used a product as intended but suffered injuries due to design flaws, manufacturing defects, or inadequate warnings, you are likely eligible for a claim. This legal action holds manufacturers, distributors, or retailers accountable, aiming to compensate the victims for their losses.

How Long Do You Have to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in California?

In California, the statute of limitations for filing a product liability lawsuit is generally two years from the date of injury. Depending on the circumstances of your case, this deadline can be longer or shorter than two years. However, failing to file within this period typically results in the loss of the right to seek compensation.

California Code, Code of Civil Procedure – CCP § 335.1

Within two years: An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 448, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

What Compensation Is Available in a California Product Liability Claim?

The purpose of a product liability lawsuit is to make the victim whole again following a defective product injury.

Compensation Is Available in a California Product Liability Claim

In your claim, you can recover several types of economic (tangible) and non-economic (intangible) damages, such as:

  • Medical Expenses: You can recover costs for immediate medical care, ongoing treatment, rehabilitation services, and any future medical needs related to the injury caused by the defective product.
  • Lost Wages and Earnings: If the injury prevents you from working, either temporarily or permanently, you can claim compensation for lost wages. This includes past and future earnings lost due to the inability to work or diminished earning capacity resulting from the injury.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for property damage includes the cost of repairing or replacing property that was damaged or destroyed due to the defective product. This could range from personal belongings to the product itself.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages cover the physical pain and emotional distress experienced due to the injury. This includes compensation for anxiety, depression, physical impairment, disfigurement, and other intangible losses.

Injured by a Defective Product? Contact Panish Shea Ravipudi Today

Navigating California’s product liability laws requires seasoned expertise. The attorneys at Panish Shea Ravipudi are well-versed in state regulations and can advocate for your right to justice.

From investigating the cause of the defect to arguing for your rights in court, our lawyers can support your claim every step of the way. Contact Panish Shea Ravipudi at (877) 800-1700 to learn how we can assist you in holding negligent manufacturers accountable for your injuries.

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