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Our attorneys have been assisting the Orange County and Southern California communities for over 40 years.
Defective products are far too common in the United States. Every year, an estimated 34 million people are injured or killed due to defective or dangerous products. We expect the products we buy and use every day to be safe, but unfortunately, dangerous products are released on the market every year, including medications, children’s toys, tools, and vehicles. Consult with our Orange County product liability lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
There are several subcategories of product liability claims, and most cases fall into one of three categories:
The key component in a product liability case is whether you had a role in the accident that caused your injuries. For example, a car may have been built with the innate tendency to roll over, but if you were driving over the speed limit when that occurred, it’s likely to be considered your fault.
In every product liability case, you must prove that:
Luckily, if you were somewhat responsible for the incident, you may still be able to receive compensation. California follows what’s known as a comparative negligence clause, meaning your compensation will be directly affected by your share of fault.
Product liability victims in Orange County may be able to recover a range of compensation if their claim is successful against a company or manufacturer. There are various types of “special” and “general” damages that may be available in these circumstances.
Special damages. These damages are also referred to as “economic damages,” and they revolve around the more calculable expenses that individuals are likely to incur as a result of an injury caused by a defective product. These expenses can include the following:
General damages. These damages are also referred to as “non-economic damages,” and they revolve around more immeasurable expenses that a product liability victim is likely to incur. These are immeasurable because they revolve around losses that are not as usually calculable with bills and receipts. General damages after a defective product incident include a victim’s:
Individuals who sustain an injury or illness caused by a defective product need to act quickly in order to ensure their well-being. This includes not only ensuring their medical well-being but also their financial well-being.
At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we offer contingency agreements, meaning that you don’t pay a dime until your case is won. Especially since product liability cases tend to have the potential for higher median damage awards in comparison to other personal injury cases, it’s not worth the risk of placing your case and future into the hands of someone who have not proven their ability to win complicated California product liability cases. We have the resources and expertise to bring cases against large companies like product manufacturers, so contact us today for a free consultation.