Richmond VA Product Liability Lawyer
We live in an ever-changing world, one which has gotten infinitely smaller through e-commerce. Now we can order anything with the click of a button and our credit card. While this is a welcomed benefit for those of us who do not have time to spend in shopping malls, this could also result in decreased quality or at least the purchase of a product which you have been unable to view firsthand. If you have been injured by a product which was defectively designed or did not contain appropriate warning signs on its labeling, you may be entitled to receive compensation for injuries suffered by you or your family and should contact a knowledgeable Richmond product liability lawyer as soon as possible.
Product liability claims occur when an accident happens due to an error in the manufacturing process or is caused by the misuse of a product that was not clearly marked as a dangerous use.
A manufacturer and retailer both have a duty to the end consumer to guarantee the product is safe for use. The duty of a manufacturer does not end with the safety of the pro duct, but also in the warning labels that are attached to the product. A product must carefully explain the appropriate uses for the product, and must explicitly warn of any potential injuries that could result from the misuse of the product.
Unfortunately, many instances of product liability injuries occur to children who have used their toys in manners other than their intended use. Most toy manufacturers include prominent warning labels which caution against certain uses. The failure to include these labels on the toy packaging could lead to liability for any resulting injury.
It seems that almost every day, a new product is recalled from the shelves. This abundance of recalls makes it difficult to remember or even to look out for defectively designed products. We want to ensure the safety of our children while playing with new toys. A product liability claim will help ensure that a future child is not injured in the same manner by the same defectively manufactured product.
Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury claims in Virginia are unfortunately subject to contributory negligence, which means that if the victim was even just one percent at fault, they could lose their ability to bring a claim. In the case of product liability claims, this could get tricky. If an individual used the product in an unintended manner, but without the knowledge that the alternative use would result in injuries, the manufacturer could be held liable for the failure to warn against such use. An experienced Richmond personal injury attorney will be able to better explain your individual liability and the responsibility of the product manufacturer.
As the victim of a product liability claim, you are entitled to bring the following claims:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
For more information regarding the damages available to you, speak with a seasoned product liability lawyer in Richmond, VA.
Contact a Skilled Richmond Product Liability Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one were injured by a dangerous product, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Christina Pendleton & Associates. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling personal injury claims stemming from dangerous products which have been placed into the stream of commerce. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after your injuries and help prevent future individuals from experiencing the same injuries you did. Contact us today and request your free consultation.