In California Who Can Be Held Liable In A Product Liability Case?
In California, various parties in the product’s chain of distribution can potentially be held liable in a product liability case. These include:
Manufacturer: The party that creates the product. This can range from a multinational corporation to an individual crafting an item at home.
Parts Manufacturer: If a component of the product was produced by a different company, that company can also be held liable.
Assembler or Installer: The party responsible for assembling or installing the product could be liable if the product became defective during this stage.
Wholesaler: The intermediary that distributes the product from the manufacturer to the retailers.
Retailer: The store or online platform that sold the product to the consumer.
Each case is unique, and liability can depend on the specifics of the situation. An experienced lawyer can help determine who might be responsible for a defective product.