Your health and safety is our priority. Video and Telephone Appointments Available. Learn More.

Santa Barbara Product Liability Attorney

When you purchase a consumer product, you have the right to expect that the product will be safe and work properly when used as designed. If you’ve been injured using a defective product, you are most likely facing serious financial burdens. Medical bills can add up quickly, and if you’re unable to work while you recover from your injuries, it can be difficult for your family to stay afloat financially. Almost any type of product can end up being defective or unsafe for use as a result of a faulty design, manufacturing defect, improper instructions, or lack of warning about their use.

At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, we focus on helping clients injured due to the negligence of others. Our Santa Barbara product liability attorneys are here to help you. Our team has the resources necessary to fully investigate product liability injuries, and we want to make sure that you recover the compensation you need.

Understanding Product Liability Cases

Strict liability holds producers strictly liable for their products. Simply put, you do not have to prove negligence, on that a defect in the product caused your injury.

There are three areas of product liability:

  1. Design defects—if the design of the product is inherently unsafe, it will fall under “design defect.” The absence of a standard safety feature is generally considered a design defect.
  2. Manufacturing defects—means the product was not made correctly (the design was adequate). This typically happens when manufacturers use substandard processes or materials.
  3. Failure to warn or instruct—sometimes the law requires that a product have adequate warning about the hazards or potential risks of a product. When a product fails to have these warnings or if the warnings are inadequate, then they can be held liable.

Multiple entities can be at fault for product liability claims, including: the manufacturer, suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. It is important to have an experienced product liability attorney to determine who is responsible.

What To Do If You Have Sustained An Injury From A Defective Product?

It is important to present the best possible case to win a claim for product liability. If you have been injured by a defective product, remember to take these steps:

  • Save the product, instructions, packaging, and any documents that came with the product
  • Identify the manufacturer
  • Obtain the name, number of models, and serial number
  • Obtain the place and date of purchase
  • Store the defective product in a safe place and do not modify it or use it
  • Contact an attorney and do not discuss your case with anyone else

It is important to retrieve the above information as soon as possible and contact an attorney immediately. Under the California Code of Civil Procedure 335.1, product liability claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations.

Contact a Santa Barbara Product Liability Attorney

A key to winning a product liability claim is timing and proving that the product caused the injury sustained to the victim. The Santa Barbara product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of John B. Richards thoroughly investigate each claim to assemble the most compelling case to obtain proper compensation.

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury due to a product defect, reach out to the team at the Law Offices of John B. Richards for help as soon as possible. We pledge to use our resources to investigate every aspect of your claim to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. When you need a Santa Barbara product liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-683-2736.

    Request Your Free Case Evaluation Now!

    By clicking submit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions

    Your Personal Details

    • Name
    • Phone No.
    • Email Address
    • Message

      Contact Us

      All fields are required.
      By clicking submit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions.