CALIFORNIA DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEY

Product liability lawyer winning millions of dollars for victims
of faulty products and defective drugs in California

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If you or someone you know has been affected by defective drugs or faulty products in California, our law firm is here to assist. As a premier product liability law firm, we have a track record of securing multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our team comprises seasoned attorneys who are committed to pursuing justice against negligent manufacturers and corporations.

 

We do more than just seek financial compensation; our California defective product liability lawyers fight for your rights and peace of mind. With RTM Law, your battle becomes ours.

Understanding California
Product Liability Cases

Product liability claims typically arise when someone is injured or harmed by a defective product. These can fall into several categories:

  • Defective Design: The product’s design is inherently unsafe.
  • Manufacturing Defect: The product differs from the manufacturer’s specifications, making it hazardous.
  • Inadequate Warnings/Instructions: The product lacks the necessary warnings or instructions to ensure safe use.
  • Marketing Defect: The product is marketed in a way that leads to injury.

California’s strict liability laws mean that manufacturers and sellers can be held accountable for injuries caused by their products, irrespective of negligence.

Product Liability vs. Strict Liability

Product Liability involves holding manufacturers or sellers responsible for distributing defective products. It encompasses negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty.

 

Strict Liability is a broader legal principle where a party is responsible for any damage caused by their actions or products, regardless of fault. In product liability cases, the injured party needs to demonstrate that the product was defective and caused harm.

Types of Product Defect Cases

Common examples of product liability cases in California include:

  • Pharmaceuticals: Medications with adverse effects or misleading marketing.
  • Automobiles: Issues like defective airbags or brake failures.
  • Children’s Products: Toys with choking hazards or harmful materials.
  • Medical Devices: Devices like hip replacements causing harm due to defects.
  • Household Appliances: Appliances causing injuries like fires or electrocutions.
  • Food Products: Cases involving food poisoning or undeclared allergens.

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Why Choose RTM Law for
Your Defective Product Case?

Expertise

Our team has extensive experience and knowledge in California product liability laws.

Client-First Strategy

We offer personalized services, ensuring your voice is heard.

Success in Recovering Damages

We have a proven track record of recovering substantial damages for our clients.

Common Injuries From Dangerous Product Defects

Injuries from defective goods can vary widely depending on the type of product involved and the nature of the defect. These can range from minor to severe, and in some cases, may even be life-threatening, for example:

Burns

These injuries are often associated with defective electrical appliances, electronics, or flammable materials in products like clothing or mattresses. Burns can also occur due to chemical products like cleaning agents or defective beauty products.

Choking

This is a common injury, especially in children, resulting from toys with small parts or products with detachable pieces that can easily be swallowed.

Lacerations and Cuts

Faulty machinery, tools with sharp edges, or any product with defective or unexpected breakage can lead to serious cuts or lacerations.

Broken Bones or Fractures

These injuries can result from defective sporting equipment, playground structures, or even furniture that collapses or fails to function as intended.

Poisoning

Exposure to toxic substances can occur in various ways, such as through defective pharmaceuticals, contaminated food products, or household items that contain harmful chemicals.

Electrocution or Electric Shock

Defective electronic devices, faulty wiring in appliances, or inadequately insulated electrical products can lead to electrocution injuries.

Brain Injuries

These can be caused by products like defective helmets, auto parts leading to accidents, or toys and products causing falls or impacts.
Asphyxiation or Suffocation.

 

This can happen with products like defective baby sleepers, toys, or household items that pose a risk of suffocation.

Asphyxiation or Suffocation

This can happen with products like defective baby sleepers, toys, or household items that pose a risk of suffocation.

Eye Injuries

Defective products that splinter, shatter, or emit harmful substances can cause serious eye injuries.

Hearing Loss

This can result from defective products that emit excessively loud noises, such as certain electronics or machinery.

Respiratory Problems

These issues can arise from inhaling toxic fumes from chemicals in household or industrial products.

Allergic Reactions

Caused by undisclosed allergens in food products or chemical reactions from skincare or beauty products.

Internal Organ Damage

This can be a result of defective medical devices or implants, or harmful pharmaceuticals.
Understanding the range of possible injuries is important for consumers to be aware of the potential risks associated with defective products.

If you or someone you know has experienced any of these injuries due to a product, it may be advisable to consult with a California defective product liability attorney to explore your options for compensation and justice.

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Potential Damages Related
to Defective Product Claims

Economic Damages

These may include medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses.

Non-Economic Damages

These cover pain and suffering, emotional distress, and similar impacts.

Punitive Damages

In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant and deter future misconduct.

Steps to Take Following Defective Product Injuries

If you’ve been injured by a defective product in California, it’s crucial to:

  • ✔ Preserve the product as evidence.
  • ✔ Photograph the scene and the product.
  • ✔ Seek medical attention and document your injuries.
  • ✔ Consult with a product liability attorney.
  • File a product liability claim which can include economic and non-economic losses.

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Client Testimonials

Hear firsthand from our satisfied clients about their experiences working with our California accident lawyers.

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Spencer Shields
Spencer Shields
2023-11-15
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I was extremely thrilled with Ramin. His work ethic and professionalism made me feel very comfortable during my case. His punctuation was great and he was personable to talk with. I would highly recommend him as solid representation. Thank you so much 😊
Kayla Neff
Kayla Neff
2023-11-11
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My experience with RTM LAW was very good! I got into a car accident and sustained bodily injuries, and they were very helpfully and commutative during the entire process. They are very nice people and I would absolutely recommend them to any of my family and friends.
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Lester Alvarez
2023-10-11
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2023-10-04
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I had a great experience working with RTM! Rina my case manager was the best, always worked overtime just to adhere to my needs. I will definitely be recommending them to my friends!
Wendy Diaz
Wendy Diaz
2023-08-29
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Highly recommend. Extremely satisfied with RTM Law and all the staff who helped in this case.
Michelle Manian
Michelle Manian
2023-08-28
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Ramin is a very kind understanding patient person who helped me with a situation. He gave me some great advice and insight. I found him via Google search, and I would recommend him. If you need legal advice, give him a call.
Jeff Fayngor
Jeff Fayngor
2023-08-10
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Amazing law firm. We work with RTM law on multiple cases and can say with certainty they are a solid firm. They always treat our clients right and fight for whats right. They are a no nonsense type of firm. If you need a fighter in your corner call RTM
Ramin Amindari
Ramin Amindari
2023-07-11
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I recently had the pleasure of working with Ramin and RTM LAW for my traffic accident case, and I must say that I am beyond impressed with their exceptional skills, professionalism, and dedication. Their expertise in handling my case was nothing short of remarkable. From the very beginning, they patiently listened to my concerns, thoroughly assessed the details of my case, and provided me with clear and honest guidance throughout the entire process. All my injuries were addressed and taken care of promptly and professionally. They were incredibly responsive addressing all of my questions and concerns. I never felt left in the dark, as they kept me informed about every step and development. Their personalized approach made me feel like more than just a client; Rina was basically my personal assistant and would answer my call or email at anytime of the day when any minor or major question and issue arose. I felt supported and understood throughout the entire process. Ramin and RTM Law are outstanding attorneys who go above and beyond for their clients. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication make them a true asset. If you find yourself in an auto collision and need a personal injury attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Ramin and RTM Law because they will provide you with the highest level of legal representation, support, and guidance.

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California Product Liability Lawyer: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our personal injury law firm in California.

How do I know if I have a valid product liability claim in California?

You may have a valid claim if you can demonstrate that the product was defective, you were using it as intended or in a reasonably foreseeable manner, and this defect directly caused your injury.

What types of compensation can I seek after being injured by defective products?

You can seek compensation for various damages including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in some cases, punitive damages.

What is the statute of limitations in California for defective consumer products?

Yes, the statute of limitations for product liability claims in California is generally two years from the date of the injury, but there are exceptions, so it’s crucial to consult an attorney promptly.

Can I still file a lawsuit if I didn’t follow the product's instructions exactly?

Yes, you may still have a claim if your use of the product was a reasonably foreseeable misuse, but such cases can be more complex.

Does a product recall affect my product liability claim?

A product recall can serve as evidence of a defect in your claim, but it’s not necessary to have a recall in place to pursue a product liability lawsuit.

What should I do if a child's toy is found to be defective and causes injury?

If a child’s toy causes injury due to a defect, it’s important to immediately stop using the toy, document the incident with photos, seek medical attention for the injury, and preserve the toy as evidence. Then, consult with a California defective product liability lawyer to understand your legal options.

Can I file a product liability claim on behalf of someone else, like a family member?

Yes, if a family member, especially a minor or someone unable to file themselves, is injured by a defective product, you can file a claim on their behalf. This is common in cases involving children or individuals unable to represent themselves legally.

What is the California Lemon Law?

The California Lemon Law is a consumer protection statute that applies to defective vehicles. It allows consumers who have purchased or leased a new or used vehicle with a substantial defect covered under the manufacturer’s warranty to seek a refund, replacement, or compensation. 

 

To qualify, the defect must substantially impair the vehicle’s safety, use, or value and persist after a reasonable number of repair attempts. The law requires manufacturers to honor these requests within specified timeframes, and consumers may be entitled to legal fees if they prevail in a Lemon Law case.

My child has Autism and was injured by a defective product. Can you help me pursue a liability claim?

Yes, RTM Law is committed to assisting families like yours in pursuing product liability claims, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and special needs. Our firm is dedicated to neurodiversity advocacy, understanding the unique challenges and circumstances that individuals with ASD face. We recognize that products which might be generally safe for the broader population can pose specific risks to those with ASD due to different interactions or sensitivities.

 

Our approach involves a deep understanding of the nuances related to ASD, ensuring that we consider every aspect of how a product’s defect might uniquely impact your child. Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss your case in more detail and explore how we can support you in this process.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim in California

Our California personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Anaheim, CA
✔ Bakersfield, CA

✔ Buena Park, CA
✔ Chula Vista, CA
✔ Compton, CA
✔ Costa Mesa, CA
✔ Dana Point, CA
✔ Fountain Valley, CA
✔ Glendale, CA
✔ Huntington Beach, CA
✔ Inglewood, CA

✔ Irvine, CA
✔ Laguna Beach, CA

✔ Laguna Hills, CA
✔ Laguna Niguel, CA
✔ Long Beach, CA
✔ Los Angeles, CA
✔ Mission Viejo, CA
✔ Newport Beach, CA
✔ Orange County, CA
✔ Pasadena, CA
✔ Riverside, CA

✔ San Bernardino, CA
✔ San Clemente, CA

✔ San Diego, CA
✔ San Juan Capistrano, CA
✔ Santa Ana, CA
✔ Seal Beach, CA
✔ Torrance, CA
✔ Tustin, CA
✔ Visalia, CA

✔ Vista, CA
✔ Westminster, CA

Contact Our Experienced California Product Liability Attorneys
For a Free Consultation

If you’ve suffered due to a defective product, including dangerous drugs or faulty medical devices, our skilled lawyers at RTM Law are prepared to fight for your rights across California. 

 

We offer comprehensive legal representation, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.

 

Call us for a free case review or complete our online contact form.