California Products Liability Questions & Answers

Q: I suffer from chronic debilitating migraines and have been admitted to the e.r. multiple times for symptoms triggered

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
William John Light's answer
File a complaint with the Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing. Your fragrance sensitivity might be a disability that requires reasonable accommodation. https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/

Q: I have an idea for a website/app, how do I protect it? —please see the description for the complete question. Thx!!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Intellectual Property for California on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Frank Huerta Jr's answer
I suggest you have an attorney draft a non-disclosure agreement for you. However if you are pitching it to an investor, some may balk at the idea of signing it.

Q: Hi, I am a plaintiff in the current Abilify MDL case My gambling financial loss was over $300,000.00

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer
Ethical rules should prevent them from predicting or promising any particular result.

They could however share settlement strategies and demands with you upon request.

They MUST share any/all offers with you as well.

Q: How do I get General Motors to cover repair of the fuel pump on my 2008 Corvette.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer
Ask the dealer about a "secret" warranty. Failing this, ask GM about a "goodwill" fix.

Failing this, take ALL of your evidence to small claims court and sue GM for the cost

of the repair.

Q: This guy dognapped my dog and threatened me he was going to kill her if I don't give him a bike back. Accused of stealin

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law and Products Liability for California on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info needed.

how old are you?

were you arrested?

for what?

did you take someone else's bike?

if not it would appear at first blush the other party should be arrested.

hire a local attorney or ask the court to appoint one for you.

Q: Is it true that I might not be able to get my medical bills paid if I misused a defective power tool that injures me?

3 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
Jonathan S. Dennis' answer
Generally speaking, misuse is a complete defense to a claim for strict product liability so long as the misuse was not foreseeable by the manufacturer. That said, I suggest speaking with an attorney that practices Product Liability since the facts of your particular injury may lead to liability against the manufacture and those that placed the product into the stream of commerce.

Q: How can I sue Apple for deceptive laptop diagnostic?

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Law for California on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
small claims would be perfect for you if your claim is less than $10,000.

first, send a self-serving letter to whoever you are going to sue setting forth the facts and making a demand.

when they do not respond include the letter with the complaint to show the court you did not want to take up the courts time and had assumed they do the right thing...but they didn't. Thus you had to sue in small claims.

neither side can bring in a lawyer............maybe even contact your...

Q: Seeking best possible legal representation for: My car spontaneously caught on fire, reason for so a BMW known recall

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in California, but your question remains open for three weeks. A good starting point could be to consult with an attorney in your state to examine the recall, notices provided for such recall, manner in which fire arose, its connection to the recall, your damages, and determine what the best course of action would be to pursue any legal rights you may have here.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What does strict liability mean in a product liability claim?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in California, but your question remains open for three weeks. In a general sense, strict liability means that the plaintiff does not need to prove negligence or any type of intent. This is in contrast with injury claims stemming from motor vehicle accidents or similar settings, where damages are usually pursued based on a theory of negligence. If you are inquiring beyond the purposes of general information, and you are a party in a claim, you should consult with a California...

Q: How much should I expect, and do I need to ask for an amount in my letter explaining what I’ve gone through?

4 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Collections for California on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
I don't know anything about your case, such as what your injuries are, have you joined a class action suit or filed suit on your own, have you gone to court, are you represented by an attorney, etc. So, I can't give you an estimate of what to ask for in damages, if I don't have any facts for me to consider. If you have an attorney, you should consult your attorney about the settlement you want. If you have done nothing more than write a letter to an insurance company, you are probably far...

Q: I was looking to abandon my vehicle in CA and I was wondering what steps I should take to minimize problems.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Worth your while getting a duplicate title. Many junk yards will take the car for free if you have a title.

Q: My ex boyfriends surrendered everything in our apartment to me, and now wants PS4 back. I have proof. Can he sue me

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer
This was an ex-boyfriend, not an ex-husband, yes? Then it's not a family law issue.

Yes, he can sue you in civil court. And you can bring your texts as defenses. You should consult a civil law attorney for more assistance with a civil defense.

Q: Can you help me understand these, California Business and Professions Codes? 7107, 7108, 7109(a) and 7113?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Products Liability and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
If you read the code provision carefully, you will find that each one states one or more grounds for disciplinary action against a contractor (e.g. abandonment of a project without cause). You can go online and look up a website called "Find Law." You can access all the codes under the Business and Professions Code, and it costs you nothing to do so. I would think you can figure would know if you caused any of the violations specified in those statutes. Good Luck.

Q: a product i ordered off amazon pulled out two of my teeth, can i have a case to get my teeth fixed

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jun 30, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
A LAWYER WOULD NEED A LOT MORE INFO.

YOU SHOULD CONTACT LOCAL NEGLIGENCE LAWYERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

HOWEVER, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PROVE WHAT YOU ARE ALLEGING.

HAVE ANY MEDICAL PROVIDERS CONFIRMED WHAT YOU ARE SAYING?

Q: I have a idea/ invention. I am a simple man no money. Can I just sell my idea streight to a company

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Kevin E. Flynn's answer
It is possible to sell an idea to a company but it is difficult without a patent or at least a patent application so that you have something to sell.

The company could seek a patent listing you as an inventor but it may be hard to get traction with them. Many companies will not talk to an inventor until there is a patent application on file as they use the patent application to define the scope of the non-disclosure non-use agreement.

You may want to seek some free advice on...

Q: Can someone get fined by wanting to call ICE on an illegal in California.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
MORE FACTS ARE NEEDED

DEPENDING ON HOW HE SAID IT I WOULD THINK IT COULD ARGUABLY BE EXTORTION/BLACKMAIL............HOWEVER, AN ILLEGAL WOULD PROBABLY NOT REPORT IT FOR FEAR OF BEING DEPORTED

Q: bought memory foam matress. got super sick. it has fiber glass cover. company admittes it in an email. ruined everything

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Answered on May 27, 2018
William John Light's answer
You have a possible claim for personal injury, along with your sons. Although, there is no reason that fiberglass would make anyone vomit, except maybe excessive coughing. It isn't helpful that you have thrown away the contents of your living room, as testing those items would establish the presence of fiberglass, but that is no longer possible.

Make a list of all of your economic damages, by item, and contact some PI attorneys. I am not certain on whether your damages are...

Q: If im injured by a health device and I bought it from a supplier who specializes in selling those kind of products can I

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Answered on May 22, 2018
William John Light's answer
You can, but medical device litigation is a specialized area of the law. You will need an experienced attorney.

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