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Product Liability

Oxnard Product Liability Lawyers

Personal Injury Representation in Oxnard & Ventura

We live in a consumer society that relies, in large part, on businesses providing high quality products that live up to the promises made by the manufacturer and are safe to use. Sometimes, despite the best efforts of regulatory agencies and consumer advocacy groups, products end up in consumers hands in conditions that are either unsafe or defective.

In situations like this it is important for consumers who are injured in some way by a defective or unsafe product to know their rights under the law. Products Liability cases can be different than other types of cases since an injured person may proceed under a Strict Liability theory.

The Oxnard product liability attorneys are here to help. Call (805) 470-1628 today or contact us online to get started on your case as soon as possible. 

Basically, Strict Liability means the imposition of liability without a finding of negligence or fault. If a plaintiff can prove that a product was defective and that as a result of that defect he or she was injured the case may be won.

Importantly, an injured person may also at the same time proceed under negligence theories as well. At The Schurmer Firm we have extensive experience in products liability cases and working with clients to help them understand their rights and to ensure their case has the best possible outcome.

Types of Defective Products

To prevail in court on a person injured by a defective product must prove the product was defective in one of three ways. In California, these defects are:

Products with Inadequate Labels, Warnings or Instructions

These types of cases focus not so much on the product itself, but rather on the manufacturer of the product providing insufficient warning of the dangers the product poses or incomplete or inaccurate instructions that lead to the user’s injury. This is often referred to as a “failure to warn” theory.

Products with an Inherently Defective Design

A person injured by a product may prevail in court if it can be shown that the product was defectively designed. The law related to this theory is complex but essentially there are two tests that may be used to show a defective design.

Under the Consumer Expectation Test a person must show that the defendant manufactured, distributed or sold the product and that the product “did not perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would have expected it to perform”.

Under the Risk Benefit Test a person must show that the defendant manufactured, distributed or sold the product and that the product’s design was a substantial factor in causing harm.

Products Manufactured in a Defective Manner

Often, while the design of a product might be perfectly fine and all the documentation that comes with it may be sufficient, the individual product itself has been defectively manufactured in a way that makes it unreasonably dangerous.

When this happens, it’s important to pin down exactly how the product is different from other products of the same design and how this difference made the product defective and dangerous.

We’ve often worked with talented product liability experts who know how to determine the exact cause of a product’s defect and how that particular defect caused our client’s injuries.

Types of Injured Parties

Many people assume that in order to hold a business liable for a defective product that causes an injury, they must have purchased the product themselves.

The truth is that any person injured by a defective product may bring suit against the business or individual responsible for bringing the product to market. Their attorney must then show that they were using the product in a foreseeable manner and that their injuries were caused by the defective condition of the product.

Parties That May Be Held Responsible for Defects

Importantly it is not just the manufacturer of a product that can be held responsible for a defect that causes injury. In fact any business or individual in the “stream of commerce” may be a proper defendant.

Essentially this means any manufacturer, distributor, supplier or seller of the product may be named in your case. As a result, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney in Oxnard & Ventura who knows how to analyze each phase of a products journey to market.

At the The Schurmer Firm we conduct comprehensive investigations in product liability cases to determine who is legally responsible for our clients’ injuries and how to hold them accountable. During these investigations we often find that more than one party is legally responsible for our client’s injuries and will pursue a claim against all of the responsible parties.

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    "Once again (2ndx) Mr Schurmer, Sal and Joey were amazing! They worked diligently on our accident case. No need to look further. This family firm gets the case work done. God Bless them."

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    "From the first contact with the office staff to meeting with Lauren Wood and Earl Schurmer to go over details of my accident, I was immediately impressed with the knowledge, care, and follow up regarding my case."

    - Scott C.

How Our Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

We understand that paying for an attorney is the last thing you have money for after a serious injury and as a result we handle product liability cases on a contingency fee basis.

This means that we advance all costs necessary to successfully prosecute your case and all fees are taken as a percentage on any recovery through settlement or trial.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, we encourage you call us so we can answer your questions and help you discover how strong your case is.

Call (805) 470-1628 today or contact us online for a free consultation to help you decide how to move forward with your product liability claim.

The Schurmer Firm

Our firm's personal promise and commitment to you is to make sure that we care about you as a person. Every client who has been injured deserves the proper representation and our goal at The Schurmer Firm is to ensure that they get that.

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