California civil lawsuit, concerning flawed consumer products sometimes do not require plaintiffs to prove manufacturer negligence. Strict liability complaints are essentially no-fault claims for damages, based upon the unusually dangerous nature of a product. Strict liability is associated with the product defect rather than any carelessness by the manufacturer.
Negligence proof is at the heart of defective product claims that do not involve strict liability. Negligence claims accuse a manufacturer of violating an obligation to provide consumers with products safe to use. The direct relationship between a manufacturer, seller or distributor's actions and an injured plaintiff must be established, whether the plaintiff was the buyer or someone else harmed by a defendant's product.