Many Products Have Defects That Make Them Dangerous
The government estimates that defective products seriously injure over 3 million people a year, and many of these products are already in your backyard, garage or medicine cabinet.
For example, today’s inflatable playhouses are designed to mimic theme park rides in many respects, and although they are usually specifically marketed to young children, they are often manufactured with the cheapest possible materials and never require any specialized supervision during operation.
Similarly, many ATVs put thrills first and safety second, and today’s potent medicines sometimes do not adequately warn patients about the known risks.
These are just a few examples of defective products. Attorney John Rapillo has successfully represented accident and injury victims for more than 35 years. When the Law Offices of John Rapillo takes your case, our professionals use proven methods that deliver maximum compensation in a minimum amount of time. We work toward the best possible outcome in your case. Call us today at 949-652-2604 for a free consultation.
Defective Products Cases May Be Pursued Several Ways
Defective products make up about 7% of all negligence cases, and the high damage awards are second only to medical negligence cases. California victims may pursue one of three strict liability theories: design defect, manufacturing defect or failure to warn. Read our frequently asked questions page to learn more.
Because juries will award considerable punitive damages to punish the negligent actor and ensure the company discontinues manufacturing faulty products, the vast majority of defective products cases settle out of court. In many situations, settlement happens before a lawsuit is filed.
In all the matters we handle, including car accidents and other negligence cases, our team gathers evidence, partners with any necessary expert witnesses and anticipates the insurance company’s arguments. We then take prompt and sustained action to uphold your legal rights to get the compensation you deserve.
In addition to strict liability claims, victims may also bring standard negligence cases or sue under a breach of warranty for the same damages as strict liability lawsuits.
Get Our Experienced Defective Products Attorney On Your Side
Victims in defective product cases can receive significant damages. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Orange County, contact the Law Offices of John Rapillo. We do not charge upfront legal fees in negligence cases.