Fighting For Those Injured By Dangerous And Defective Products
When we purchase goods from a store or use equipment on the job, we often assume that we will not be harmed if we use the product as directed. Unfortunately, sometimes manufacturers, distributors and other parties cut corners or make mistakes that result in serious injuries to consumers.
At Woods Williford, P.C., we fight for consumers who have been hurt by dangerous products on the road, in the workplace or the place they should feel safest: at home. Led by seasoned personal injury attorneys Briny Woods and W. Clayton Williford, our team has helped many victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
Contact us to learn more about your rights in a free initial consultation if you or a loved one has been hurt while using an unsafe product. A few examples of products that may give rise to serious injuries include:
- Automobiles and components, including seat belts, tires and brakes
- Baby products
- Drugs and medical devices
- Home appliances
- Industrial equipment and machinery
- Power tools
- Toys and other products for children
Some of the most challenging and heartbreaking product defect claims involve injuries to children. Our partners have experience bringing claims on behalf of the parents of children who have been unfairly harmed because of defective products. We will fight to help you care for your child and put them in the best position possible to heal and move forward.
Who is responsible when a product defect causes an injury?
Modern manufacturing and supply chains are complex, and several parties may share liability when a product is found to be dangerous or defective. There are three main categories of product defect claims:
- Design defects – When a product is inherently flawed in its design, no manufacturer or quality control check can ensure consumers are not harmed. A design defect will affect an entire line of products. An SUV that is designed with an improper center of gravity that makes it prone to rolling over is an example of a design defect.
- Manufacturing defects – Manufacturing defects occur when an error in the manufacturing process causes a problem with the final product. For example, a batch of medication that becomes contaminated during manufacturing would be considered a manufacturing defect.
- Labeling defect – Even products that are designed and manufactured properly can be dangerous if they are not labeled with certain critical safety information. For example, a piece of heavy machinery that does not include important safety instructions or a medication that does not warn consumers of side effects may be found to have labeling defects.
We draw on extensive experience to fully investigate the root of the defect, identify every party that may share responsibility and pursue every possible source of compensation for your injuries.
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If you believe that you or a loved one was hurt because of a defective or dangerous product, we encourage you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation. We will listen to your story, help you understand your rights and begin advocating for the justice and compensation you deserve. Please contact our main office in Irvine at 949-558-2245 or send an email using our easy contact form.