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As consumers, you purchase products that make your life easier. From toys for your kids to everyday household items to the car you drive you should not have to worry about the safety of a product you pay for. Unfortunately, deaths as a result of a product defect happen every day. You can and should hold the product manufacturer responsible for these deaths. While no amount of money or punishment will ever bring your loved one back, a wrongful death lawsuit can help ease the financial stress of their absence and help ensure that future deaths from the same product do not happen.


Product defects can happen at the design or manufacturing level. There could also be nothing physically wrong with a product but the failure by the manufacturer to provide adequate instructions or warnings may cause a death or serious injury that they should be held responsible for.

  • Auto: Brakes, airbags and other defective auto parts don’t work when they need to (and should) often resulting in death or serious personal injury to multiple parties
  • Baby & Child Gear: Highchairs, cribs and even clothing can all turn deadly when not designed or produced properly
  • Medical Devices: People rely on medical devices to live so when one doesn’t work, it is often the death of the user that is the first indication of a fatal defect.
  • Consumer Products: Sporting gear, kitchen items and pretty much everything in between is considered a consumer product. You purchase these products with the implicit assumption that they are safe and when they are not, the manufacturer should be held accountable.


Of course the answer to this question depends on the specifics of the product and the manner of death, but in many cases it is not one party but several that are held responsible, including:

  • Manufacturer
  • Distributor
  • Wholesaler

Proving liability in a defective product death case can be a complicated matter because of the need for expert analysis, among other things. The sooner you get in touch with the lawyers at Walch Law, the sooner we can begin working towards your financial recovery. One common misconception people have about this area of law is whether they can file a suit based on injuries from a recalled product. The answer to that question is absolutely. Just because a product has been recalled does not mean that the manufacturer is no longer liable for the injuries and deaths it may cause.


We know that no amount of money can bring back your loved one but what a wrongful death lawsuit can do is help ease the financial strain you are likely dealing. What we seek to do in these cases is get you an amount of money that helps to replace the financial and emotional absence you and your family are now having to come to terms with. What does that mean? Consider the death of a working husband with a stay at home wife and two young children. Our job is to advocate for an amount that adequately forecasts the entirety of his future contribution to his family– this contribution does not just take into account lost wages but also the loss of emotional and physical companionship for the wife and the loss of guidance and guardianship for the children. To make sure a legal case is not a financial burden, we take on all our product liability wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis— meaning you don’t pay us anything until you get paid.

What else can a financial (and sometimes public) judgement do? It can help make sure that no one else has to die or get seriously injured as a result of a defective product. Your initial free consultation with us is all about you– answer any and all questions you have, give you a realistic evaluation of your case and the timeline and help you understand your legal options. Fill out our contract form or give us a call anytime- we are here to help.

Nine Reasons To Choose Us


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When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.


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Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.


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There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.


Contingency Fee
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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.


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Whenever you are ready, we are available to talk and this open and available communication model is something that our clients enjoy until their case is closed. We keep you informed and updated on your case every step of the way, always explain what's happening in plain English and ultimately deliver on our promise to get you paid.


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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.


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First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.


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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly e!


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We are here to help. Get in touch with us today to begin your financial recovery.