If I’m injured or a loved one is killed by a defective product, against whom can I make a claim?

///If I’m injured or a loved one is killed by a defective product, against whom can I make a claim?

If I’m injured or a loved one is killed by a defective product, against whom can I make a claim?

Under California law, you can bring a claim against any company or individual that’s in what we call the ‘chain of commerce’ of that product. From the manufacturer of that product, to the company that designed it, to the company that distributes it, to the company that sells it at a local store. Any one of those companies or individuals that are in that chain of commerce of the product are liable under California law if that product is found to be a defective product.

So for example, a product could be designed by a company in Canada. Those design specifications are then sent to a company in the State of California to be manufactured, and then a distributing company ships those companies to Florida and other places beyond to a local store in New York city that sells that product. Any one of those companies or individuals that were in that crazy chain of commerce are liable if that product is found to be a defective product and someone is injured.

By |2018-11-20T12:56:59+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Attorney Q&A, Product Defects|

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In 2005, Bobby graduating from New York Law School and was admitted to practice Law in New York and California. Since then, Bobby has built a successful practice in the shadow of San Francisco, San Mateo County. With the mentoring of his father Jim Thompson, a practicing lawyer in Kansas City, MO, Bobby has built a personal injury law firm that prides itself on "represents individuals harmed by the irresponsible and careless conduct of others." Bobby maintains membership in several prominent Lawyer, Attorney, and Bar Associations in California. When he is not at trial, he is volunteering pro bono legal services with the Bar Association of San Francisco.