Virginia Lawyers Pursue Damages on Behalf of Defective Product Victims
Handling complex products liability cases in McLean, VA
When you buy a car, a toy or any other product, you trust it to be safe and free from defects. Unfortunately, defective products are sometimes released to market. When they cause injury or death, victims and families have the right to file a products liability lawsuit. At The Leiser Law Firm we have extensive experience handling products liability cases. We have a thorough understanding of defective product laws in Virginia and our lawyers do not delay in moving a client’s case forward. The moment we take on your case, we dedicate our time and resources toward uncovering who is to blame and how best to recover damages for you.
What is products liability and what are some examples?
Products liability is an area of tort law addressing the liability of manufacturers when a defective product causes a person to suffer injury or death. Every day, countless workers and consumers suffer injury because of defective or poorly designed products. Some of the most common examples of defective products include:
- Pharmaceutical drugs — Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to test and research drugs rigorously before releasing them to market. A failure to do so can result in illness, injury and/or death.
- Medical devices — If a medical device such as a defibrillator or heart monitor malfunctions or is defective, it can cause unnecessary injury or death to a patient.
- Industrial equipment — Industrial workers and construction workers often rely on many complex and dangerous pieces of machinery to do their jobs. If industrial equipment malfunctions, it can maim or kill workers.
- Toys — Manufacturers of children’s toys have a responsibility to create products made with safe paints and materials.
- Motor vehicles — Defective airbags, seatbelts, tires or brakes can cause devastating motor vehicle accidents.
What is the statute of limitations for products liability cases in Virginia?
If you suffer a personal injury because of a defective product, contact our lawyers at The Leiser Law Firm as soon as possible. In the commonwealth of Virginia, you must file a claim within two years after the date of your injury. If you fail to file a lawsuit within two years, you may be unable to collect compensation. However, if you file within the statute of limitations and your case is successful, you may be able to recover the following damages:
- Compensatory damages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Proving liability in a defective product case
Proving a products liability case in Virginia generally involves establishing negligence or demonstrating a breach of warranty. If you are trying to prove that the defendant acted negligently, you must be able to show that there was, indeed, a defect and that the defect caused you harm. Further, to prove liability in a defective product case, you must determine if your injury was the result of a design defect, manufacturing defect, or defective warnings or instructions.
Arrange a free consultation with a skilled team of injury attorneys in Virginia
The Leiser Law Firm passionately upholds the rights of injury victims in the Northern Virginia area. If a defective product causes you or your loved one injury, call 703-734-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a skilled attorney today. Our lawyers get paid only if you obtain compensation. We perform home and hospital visits for severely injured clients.