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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.
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.
There are several types of damages in all personal injury cases, and this is how you collect compensation. Recoverable costs include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and wrongful death in severe cases. Each type of damage will add to your total compensation amount, which will be calculated either using a formula or by considering bills and other reports. Your attorney will seek the most compensation possible for each type of damage.
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.