Sacramento, CA asked in Legal Malpractice and Products Liability for California

Q: Do i have a legal malpractice case or a product liability cade?

I fell from a ladder at work, I believed the ladder to be defective due to the way it sprung and tipped over so easy. I hires an attorney and filed a comp claim. I was told by my attorney not to worry about the ladder right now lets focus on the comp case. I need neck surgery which I still have not received. I mentioned the ladder different times to my attorney and was told to not worry about that we would address that later. Now its two and a half years later and i still need neck surgery and i hear that the statute of limitations is up on the product liability suit. i have the ladder that I fell from and pictures of the ladder on site and a witness to the event that occured. the ladder is without a doubt defective. It is over braced which makes it so stiff that all four feet do not sit on the ground properly. I fired my attorney who has now placed a $50,000.00 lien on my settlement. i hired a new attorney who told me i have a strong malpractice case against her. i need an attorne for

1 Lawyer Answer
Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Sebastopol, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It certainly sounds like you may have a malpractice case against your former attorney for blowing the product liability

statute of limitations, but if the statute has run on the defective ladder case you will not be able to sue the manufacturer/distributor/retailer for the defect.

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