Products Liability

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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

How To Use Products Liability To Help You Recover

Consumers across the country suffer serious injuries and even death as a result of unsafe products every year. A product may be unsafe due to defective design, manufacturing or engineering, or inadequate or misleading labels, instructions or warnings.

At Abraham Smith & Waldsmith, LLP, our experienced San Francisco products liability attorneys have the resources to handle complex cases involving highly technical issues related to structural engineering, metallurgy, biomechanics and human factors. We’ve earned a national reputation for excellence for our work on products liability cases based on repeated success in challenging situations.

Handling A Wide Variety Of Dangerous And Defective Products Litigation

Our Bay Area lawyers have extensive experience in litigation regarding dangerous and defective products, including in the following categories:

  • Construction and industrial equipment, from scaffolding to industrial machinery
  • Defective auto parts such as tires, suspension systems, wheels, air bags and more
  • Sports and recreation equipment such as treadmills, trampolines, jumpy houses, children’s swimming pools and more
  • Household products such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and food packaging
  • Medical equipment and surgical devices such as defibrillators and pacemakers
  • Pharmaceutical drugs

Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for victims of dangerous and defective products over the years. We invite you to read our products liability case results page to learn more about our history with these claims.

Our clients come to us having suffered serious injuries that alter their lives. We fight against large and small companies whose products cause injuries like amputation, burns, organ damage, brain injury and other forms of trauma. Our goal is not only to secure compensation for our clients, but also to make the market safer by forcing companies to change the defective design, change the defective manufacturing, or properly warn about the dangers of the product.

Contact A Bay Area Lawyer For A Free Consultation

If you have been harmed by a defective consumer product in California, contact at 415-421-7995 or toll-free at 888-745-2988. You can also email our San Francisco office.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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