Bakersfield Defective Products Accident
There are few things more shocking than being harmed by a product that you expected to improve your life, not cause you an injury. At the law offices of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Bakersfield defective products accident attorneys have been working with clients in Bakersfield and surrounding areas of California for years. We are all too familiar with how dangerous products advertised as safe can be, and we are here to help you bring forth a products liability claim if you’ve been injured.
THE ELEMENTS OF YOUR BAKERSFIELD DEFECTIVE PRODUCT CLAIM
Being involved in a car accident caused by defective brakes or tires, suffering a serious illness as a result of the side effects of a pharmaceutical (about which you were not warned), or suffering a burn injury as a result of an electronic that spontaneously catches fire are all examples of defective product claims. More specifically, though, in order to bring forth a defective product claim, you’ll need to prove that one of the following defects exist:
- Was the product defectively designed? If you believe that the defect that caused your injury was due to a design error, you’ll need to prove that the design was unreasonably dangerous. For example, a toy that is designed for children two and under, but which contains multiple small parts that a child could choke on, may be unreasonably dangerous.
- Was the product defectively manufactured? Another type of defective is that of a manufacturing defect. In this type of case, the plaintiff will argue that the product was designed correctly, but that something occurred during the manufacturing process to make it unsafe. Using the example above, perhaps the toy was designed with multiple small parts that are attached, and therefore cannot be swallowed, but a contamination of the adhesive during the manufacturing process rendered the adhesive ineffective, making the toy dangerous.
- Was the product defectively labeled? Finally, a product may be designed and manufactured correctly, but labeled in a way that is dangerous or does not provide the consumer with the information that they need to know. Sticking with the above example, perhaps the toy with small parts is designed for children eight and above, but the label is misprinted or doesn’t contain any information at all about age-appropriateness.
In addition to one of the above, you’ll also need to prove that your injuries would not have occurred but for the defective product.
HOW OUR BAKERSFIELD DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP
If you think that you have a defective products claim, it’s important that you consult with an attorney; bringing a claim against a large company can be difficult – large companies have powerful attorneys. When you call our lawyers, we will work hard to prove that a product defect exists, work with experts and gather evidence to support your claim, and aggressively advocate for your right to compensation.
To learn more about how to bring forth a claim if you’ve been harmed due to a defective product, please call our Bakersfield defective products accident attorneys today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
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