When designing a product, engineers must consider how the product may be used. The design is subsequently adjusted to ensure that it as safe as possible, such as rounding edges that were previously sharp in the design.
If a design flaw is not discovered prior to manufacturing the product, it is not uncommon for the product to be sold with the defect. Additionally, products that are complex have more complex manufacturing processes, which can increase the chances of a defect occurring during manufacturing.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, contact a Cumberland County product liability lawyer to ensure that you have the best chance of getting the recovery that you deserve. A compassionate personal injury lawyer can fight for a positive outcome for you.
Products liability is the legal principle which holds a seller or manufacturer liable for permitting a defective or dangerous product to reach a consumer, who is injured as a result. These dangers can arise when there is a design defect, manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn the user of dangers when using the product in expected ways.
A design defect is an issue that existed in the product when it was being conceptualized. This typically means that the design of the product could have been altered to reduce or eliminate the foreseeable risk of harm to consumers. The designer is not required to conceive of every possible misuse of the product; it only requires that they consider the harm that is reasonably foreseeable.
When designing toys for infants, a foreseeable risk is always that the product will enter the child’s mouth or be dropped, so it should be designed without pieces that will easily dislodge. A product can leave the design process without defects, but defects may still occur during the manufacturing process. An infant toy that may have been designed without easily dislodged pieces may still end up in a consumer’s possession with easily dislodged pieces as a result of an equipment error during the manufacturing process, causing parts not to meld well. Injuries or deaths occurring, as a result, may lead to a product liability claim.
Prior to being placed on store shelves, a product goes through extensive testing. In some cases, a manufacturer becomes aware of dangers but elects not to alter the design or warn the public because it is more profitable not to do so. A product liability claim may be filed when a manufacturer fails to warn consumers of dangers which are known or should have been discovered, that the consumer may have been unaware of. The manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product could jointly or separately be liable for injuries sustained.
Strict liability is a theory that holds a manufacturer or business responsible for defective or unexpected dangerous products, without regard to any efforts made to prevent consumer injury. Under the strict liability theory, the injury occurring is sufficient to give rise to legal action.
In strict liability cases, the injured victim is not required to establish that the manufacturer was negligent. An injured victim must only establish that the product was defective, the defect existed prior to the product being sold, and the defect resulted in the victim’s injuries. A Cumberland County product liability lawyer can help attempt to help the injured party establish negligence in a personal injury case.
When consumers are injured because of a defective product, there are a number of parties that may be liable for releasing a product that they knew or should have known was risky for users.
If this is the case, do not hesitate to contact a Cumberland product liability lawyer who can look at all the aspects of your case. A lawyer can advise you of the potential legal options that you have for seeking and receiving compensation for your injuries.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.