Home El Cajon Product Liability

Experienced and Trusted Defective Product Law Firm

Product Liability Attorneys in El Cajon

Legal Representation if You’ve Been Hurt by a Dangerous Product in El Cajon

Product liability cases involve plaintiffs injured by defective products. Those liable may include anyone in the chain from product design to product sale. In California a designer, manufacturer, or seller can be liable for injuries caused by a defective product. Types of defects include design defect, manufacturing defect, and inadequate warning. It is important to note that product liability law generally only applies if the plaintiff was using the product as was intended or using it in a reasonably foreseeable manner.

California has strict liability for product liability cases. This means that it is not necessary to prove that someone’s negligence or intentional act caused the product defect. Strict liability is meant to protect plaintiffs so that they only need to show certain elements of product liability and if they do, the defendant should be held strictly liable for the plaintiff’s injuries without requiring proof of fault. Those elements are as follows:

  • The plaintiff incurred injuries that were caused by a defective product,
  • No modifications were made to the product subsequent to purchase, and
  • The product was used in its intended way or in a reasonably foreseeable manner.

California Product Liability Cases

The Insurance Information Institute’s recent data shows that jury award averages were higher for product liability injuries than medical malpractice injuries, motor vehicle injuries, and other types of El Cajon personal injury cases. Several recent California product liability cases and their jury verdicts are listed below:

  • $289M verdict in a case against Monsanto related to a chemical in its weed killer that was said to cause terminal illness.
  • $30M verdict for an employee’s death said to be caused by a rock-crushing machine.
  • $9M verdict for a disabled man who claimed to be injured by a defective wheelchair.

California’s strict liability law for product liability and the above mentioned product liability verdicts appear to show that California and its juries are sympathetic to plaintiffs injured as a result of a defective product. If you have been injured due to a defective product, contact our El Cajon product liability attorneys at Eugene Bruno & Associates by calling 1-888-BRUNO-88 (1-888-278-6688) to schedule a consultation.

Recoverable Injuries and Damages After an Injury in El Cajon

Defective products can cause serious injuries and damages and we want to make certain that you are fully compensated. If you sustained a injury due to a defective product, you may be able to recover damages such as medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and under some circumstances you may be able to recover punitive damages.


There are a few common defenses used in El Cajon product liability cases. A defendant may try to show that a defective product did not actually cause the plaintiff’s injuries, the plaintiff was not using the product for its intended purpose or was not using it in a reasonably foreseeable manner, or that the statute of limitations has run.

Contact Eugene Bruno & Associates at 1-888-BRUNO-88 (1-888-278-6688) to discuss the facts of your case and the extent of your injuries and damages. Our El Cajon product liability team has the over 45 years of combined experience and the drive to see that product designers, manufacturers, and sellers are held accountable for defective products and that our clients are compensated for their injuries.