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Bakersfield Defective Product Lawyer

Federal laws that regulate production and distribution of goods are not enough to ensure consumer safety. Defective products cause injury and death to consumers every year. If you have been injured by a defective product, get in touch with Faulkner Law Offices right away. Our Bakersfield product liability attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue maximum compensation for your injuries?

Why Choose Us for Your Attorneys?

We have been representing injured people for more than four decades with an exclusive focus on injury law – including cases involving defective products. Our experienced trial lawyers are not intimidated by large companies and will not hesitate to go to court if it is in your best interests. We take a personal approach to injury matters, maintaining a direct line of communication with our clients. You can feel free to voice any questions or concerns when the need arises.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability is the legal liability a manufacturer or seller incurs for producing or selling a defective product. Responsibility for product defects that cause injury lies with all sellers in the distribution chain. Under the law, a product must meet the ordinary expectation of consumers. This is not the case with products that are unexpectedly and dangerously defective.

Types of Product Defects

An injured party bringing a product liability claim must prove that the product that caused the injuries was defective and that the product’s defect made it unreasonably dangerous. Types of defects that can give rise to a product liability claim are:

  • Design defects: The design of the product was unsafe, even before it was manufactured.
  • Manufacturing defects: Defects occurred in the course of manufacturing or assembling the product.
  • Marketing defects: Improper labeling, inadequate safety warnings, insufficient instructions, or other flaws existed in the way the product was marketed.

Examples of Dangerous Defective Products

The number of dangerous products that can cause injury or death to consumers is alarming. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains statistics of injuries and fatalities associated with a wide range of consumer products, from amusement rides to home appliances to toys and children’s products.

Examples of dangerous defective products include:

  • Defective automobiles and parts: Tires, brakes, seat belts, air bags, or dangerous vehicle design.
  • Dangerous pharmaceutical products: Dangerous drugs and medical devices.
  • Defective household products: Furniture, appliances, power tools, and laundry pods.
  • Dangerous children’s products: Defective cribs, car seats, strollers, swings, and toys.

Who Is Liable for Defective Product Injuries?

For product liability to arise, the product must have been sold on the market at some point. Any party in the product’s chain of distribution may be liable for injuries, including:

  • Product manufacturer
  • Manufacturer of component parts
  • Party responsible for assembly or installation
  • Wholesaler
  • Retail store that sold the product to the consumer

Why You Need a Lawyer

The law governing product liability can be complicated. The structure of your case will depend on which product liability category is the basis for your claim – design, manufacturing, or marketing defects. The party responsible for your injuries is likely to claim that you misused or modified the product or that you knew or should have known that the product was dangerous.

Contact Us for Legal Assistance

Our experienced injury lawyers at Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield are well-versed in product liability law. If you have been hurt by a defective product, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.