If you suffered injury due to a defective product, the court holds manufacturer and distributor strictly liable for your damages. California Supreme Court became the first to apply strict liability to defective products in the 1963 case Greenman v. Yuba Power Products, 59 Cal. Ed 57 (1963). Your Newport Beach accident attorney can tell you that there are three theories that may cause a product to be defective:
- Manufacturing defect – the product was not manufactured according to the specifications or design.
- Design defect – the blueprint or design of the product makes the product inherently dangerous.
- Warning label defect – the product lacked adequate warnings of the product’s dangers or hazards.