When you buy something, whether it is food, a vehicle, a child’s toy, or even medication, you trust that it will be safe for its intended use. However, if an item is defective or unreasonably dangerous, then consumers may be at risk for serious injuries, illness, or death. For example, contaminated food can cause severe infections, including E. coli and hepatitis A. Alternatively, a defective auto part may fail at high speeds, causing a catastrophic car crash. Even a small flaw in the manufacture, design, or labeling of a product can cause irreversible injury.
If you or a loved one suffered harm from a defective product, then you may be able to file a claim for compensation under product liability law.
Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to hold the manufacturer, distributor and/or other parties accountable for your medical expenses and other damages.
If you believe that a product defect caused or contributed to your injuries, then contact us today. We will thoroughly investigate the situation to find all possible liable parties so that you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
The Washington, DC product liability attorneys at Regan Zambri Long PLLC have extensive experience with product liability injury claims and they have represented cases of national significance. Senior and Founding Partner, Victor Long has represented cases that have influenced the labeling and marketing of several products and medications.
Mr. Long was granted a U.S. patent for a warning label developed for a case involving an infant, who was severely injured in a fire caused by an extension cord. Additionally, Mr. Long recovered $4.2 million for an injured child in one of the first cases involving defective playground equipment in Washington, DC.
Essentially any type of product may be defective and dangerous in almost any imaginable way. However, premises liability law generally groups defects by the source of the flaw. According to this system, the three general types of product defects are:
Product liability law allows you to seek compensation for your injuries and damages from the parties responsible for a defective product. However, these laws are complex and vary from state to state. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a product liability claim for:
Our defective product attorneys can explain the complexities of these laws to you and help determine whether you have a claim.
Generally, injury victims do not know whether a labeling, design, or manufacturing defect caused their accident. However, a product liability lawyer can investigate similar incidents involving the same product. An attorney can also find the manufacturer and determine if all proper safety procedures and tests were performed.
Additionally, it is difficult to take on the big companies and multinational corporations that produce many consumer products alone. Therefore, if you or a loved one sustained injuries from a defective product, then you should consult a product liability attorney about your options.
If you have questions about product liability law or need assistance with a tort law claim, then contact our law firm today. We can investigate the circumstances of your injuries and take steps to identify all liable parties. We can represent your best interests in a product liability lawsuit and will fight for your right to compensation in negotiations or the courtroom, if necessary.
Our defective product attorneys represent clients in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Call (202) 960-4596 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.