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Guide to Product Liability in Sacramento California

Guide to Product Liability in Sacramento California

In a world where millions of consumer products are sold every day, injuries due to defects are common. There are rules that govern the distribution and production of tangible goods, however, product safety is difficult to ensure. Because of this, millions of unsuspecting individuals are injured and killed due to defective products. Product liability law is different from other types of personal injury cases. When an injury or death due to a defective product happens, it is vital that an attorney with experience in such cases is consulted. Let’s take a look at what product liability is, the different types of defects and elements of responsibility.

Product Liability


Loose Caboose

I’m Ed Smith, a Products Liability Lawyer in Sacramento. Defective or improperly installed trailer hitches can pose a serious risk for accidents resulting in traumatic or even fatal injuries. In California, the safety and installation of hitching equipment is controlled by the legal code-in accident cases involving trailers, these laws can help injured parties recover damages.

Dangerous Liability

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Trailer Hitch Detachment Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Products Liability Lawyer. Improperly installed defective trailer hitches can cause serious accidents with catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Both commercial and private vehicles are at risk for this sort of accident, no matter the size of their cargo.

Trailer Decoupling

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Driverless Bus Hit by Semi

I’m Ed Smith, an Autonomous Vehicle Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Within two hours of its Las Vegas debut on November 8, the nation’s first self-driving bus was involved in a minor collision with a semi-truck. According to police, the truck driver was at fault.

The First Public Self-Driving Bus


Steering Wheel May Detach on 841,000 Ford Fusion Vehicles

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Reports of steering wheels in Ford Fusions coming loose and in one case detaching have prompted an investigation by U.S. safety regulators. 

Details of the Complaints


Ford Explorer Probe Expanded to Next Level Before Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Ford carbon monoxide poisoning lawyer. An investigation into allegations that Ford Explorers are leaking carbon monoxide into passenger compartments has recently been expanded to include over a million Ford vehicles. The latest probe is in response to reports that the leakage has been responsible for injuries.

The Complaints


California Laws for Defective Products

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento products liability lawyer. California is one of the most consumer friendly states. It adheres to the legal doctrine of strict liability that holds a company or a person liable for damages due to a defective product whether or not negligence has occurred. Liability in this instance involves all persons or companies from the manufacturer through to distributors and retailers. Even though proving negligence is not mandatory, the plaintiff (the person who was injured) must prove the product was defective.

What Is Product Liability?


Graco Car Seats Recalled

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Products Liability Lawyer. A recall has been announced for particular model numbers of the Graco My Ride 65 convertible car seats that were manufactured between May 20, 2014 and August 1, 2014. The recall is expected to affect around 25,000 of the defective car seats due to faulty harness webbing.

Models Affected by the Recall


BMW SUV Powertrain Failure Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca car accident lawyer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced information regarding a recall of approximately 122,000 BMW sport utility vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive.



A Brief History of the Diabetes Drug Invokana

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Invokana injury attorney. My firm knows that many drugs often fail to perform as well as their manufacturers initially claim they will. In fact, some new drugs cause dangerous medical complications that can greatly compromise or even ruin people’s lives. That’s why our firm stays open to evaluating claims that a new drug is causing serious or even potentially deadly side effects.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a Johnson & Johnson company)

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