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When a person purchases a product, they buy it based on the belief that the company selling the product has created it properly and the item will work as described in a safe manner. When a company fails to create a safe product, either through a design flaw or errors in the creation process, they expose unsuspecting customers to potentially horrific injuries. These injuries can leave you unable to work for a period of time, as well as force you to pay substantial medical expenses.

If you have been injured by a defective product, contact an Orange County personal injury attorney. We have already recovered $75 million for past clients.

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects occur when a product is not built properly or is built without adherence to proper safety measures. When a product does not function properly, it can lead to serious or catastrophic injuries. When a product that is supposed to help prevent serious injury, such as in the case of a seat belt, does not work due to manufacturing defects, the result can be disastrous. Irresponsible manufacturing practices injure and kill countless innocent consumers every year.

In some cases, the manufacturers were aware of the hazards and failed to resolve them. Although it is not easy to consider, this is true for many product liability cases. When we take on a defective manufacturing case, each aspect is thoroughly reviewed so that a detailed case can be brought against the company or corporation. Innocent consumers that put their trust in a product should not be rewarded with pain and suffering, illness, physical or mental conditions or loss of life.

Design Defects

A design defect is considered a flaw in the actual blueprint of the product. This defect causes it to be hazardous and creates danger for potential consumers. Typically, a design defect is found in all of the products manufactured by the company, as opposed to manufacturing defects, which may only be found in some of the products.

You must provide the insurance company with proof that:

  • The product's design was dangerous prior to production;
  • The product would have been less dangerous with a more appropriate design;
  • The manufacturer did not change the purpose of the product; and
  • The product designers were aware of the potential risks of using the product.

Failure to Warn

Failure to warn is considered a marketing defect and can create peril for the consumer in various ways. Even if the product has been manufactured and designed safely, improper use can render the product potentially dangerous. False claims and other marketing defects can be injurious to customers that are lured into using products that have undisclosed risks.

Examples of failure to warn include:

  • Failing to provide an adequate warning about risks associated with the use of the product
  • Failing to provide instructions that adequately describe the safe use of the product

When filing a product liability claim, your Orange County injury lawyer must provide evidence that the damages you have suffered may have been prevented had adequate warning been given by the manufacturer. Corporations often hire top corporate attorneys and have endless resources to fight these types of liability claims; you must have an equally powerful lawyer on your side.

Product Recalls in Orange County

Companies that develop products have a responsibility to manufacture them correctly so that they are completely safe for customers to use. By following their internal safety procedures, companies are supposed to identify faulty products and remove them from the assembly line prior to the products reaching the customers. Tragically, they often fail to spot defective products or deliberately continue manufacturing ones that they know are flawed, resulting in injuries to the customers using them.

Once a flawed product has been identified, it is the company's responsibility to recall the item in order to prevent further harm, as well as make the public aware of the issue. When they fail to abide by these actions, their negligence puts everyone at risk and can cause additional people to suffer as a result of their dangerous product. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a product that a company was forced to recall, you should learn about the legal avenues available to you.

Speak with an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney Now

Companies are supposed to have strict internal checks and procedures to ensure that every product they produce is safe to use and works properly. When companies fail to follow these procedures, they put the public at risk and their failings can have horrific consequences for those hurt by the faulty products. By bringing legal action against them, you not only hold them accountable for their reckless behavior, but you also protect others from sustaining similar injuries.

Our firm has utilized over 40 years of combined legal experience to recover over $75 million for our clients. Contact us for a free evaluation at (888) 480-3883. We are available to discuss your case 24/7!

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    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

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