All you need to know about Product Liability in California

Product liability is an area of law in which manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers and other people who make products available to the public are held responsible for any injuries that those products cause. Product liability law can be used to cover different things but is mainly concerned with tangible personal property. Most of the Class Action claims are mainly related to negligence, breach of warranty, strict liability or consumer protection.

California was the first state to assert the doctrine of strict liability in law for defective products. The first ruling on product liability was in 1963. This was the case between Greenman and Yuba Power products. The ruling in this case has remained a main reference point in California product liability law. In 2002, the Supreme Court held that product liability extends to manufacturers of parts that are installed into and sold as part of a product. Filing a product liability claim can be a bit challenging if you decide to do it on your own. You can make the process easier by hiring the services of Eppsteiner & Fiorica Attorneys, LLP.

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