Each day you will use an unnamed amount of products. You trust that these products will work as intended. You never expect that you will be injured as a result of a faulty product, but for many Virginia residents, this is exactly the case. Defective products have been known to cause serious injury. If you have sustained an injury resulting from the proper use of a product you may be entitled to file a product liability claim.
An instrumental part of any product liability case is the product. Do not throw away the product, as many victims often do. It is important to keep the product and take as many pictures and videos of the incident as possible. You should also seek medical attention immediately so there is a direct correlation between your injury and the incident. You should then speak with a Chesapeake, VA product liability attorney from Randall Page, P.C.
The first and most important part of a product liability case is determining liability. There are several parties that can be held responsible for a product liability injury. The first being the product manufacturer or parts manufacturer. The factory or company that assembles the product is another liable party. The store where you purchased the product can also be held liable for your injuries. It is important to enlist a Chesapeake, VA product liability attorney to help you navigate the complexities of a product liability claim.
Product liability law can be complex, and there are different types of defective product categories. The categories are:
Manufacturing defects are when a product was made with an error, which typically happens at the factory level of production. This can pertain to one or a batch of the same product. A defective design relates to when a product was poorly designed, and, therefore the entire product line is dangerous. Lastly, inadequate warnings deal with the product not having the correct warning labels attached to them. The product can then be dangerous to consumers since there are no warnings of the dangers.
In order to file a product liability claim, an injury must have resulted from the proper use of the product. Injuries can range from burns to broken bones. In some cases, you may have long-lasting or permanent injuries as a result. It is important to seek medical attention immediately after an incident so there is a record of the connection between the product and your injury. Injuries can vary by type of product.
An experienced Chesapeake, VA product liability attorney will work to build a strong case and obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. There is a two-year statute of limitations where you have to file a product liability claim. You do not have to handle this alone. Contact Randall Page, P.C., at 757-517-8956 or fill out our contact form to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.