Product liability refers to an area of the law in which retailers, distributors, manufacturers and others who make products available to the public are held accountable for any injuries that those products cause. While product liability does apply to manufacturers that have constructed a defective product, it may also include pets, real estate, architectural drawings, fuel and others. Product liability cases are often very complicated and can involve several parties, each protecting their own interests.
If you have been injured as a result of a product you have purchased or used, it is crucial that you contact a seasoned Virginia personal injury attorney without delay to determine your legal options. At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, we are very knowledgeable when it comes to product liability claims. Our firm will carefully evaluate your case as there may be more than one party responsible for any injuries you have incurred.
In determining the type of product liability involved in your specific case, there are three general categories:
Strict liability means that regardless of your actions the fact that the product was defective means that the other party is held responsible for your injuries.
Negligence is when one or more of the parties involved in the manufacture of the product were negligent causing the product to be defective and responsible for your injuries.
Breach of warranty is when a warranty expresses that a product is safe for use but results in your injury the other party is held responsible.
Product liability cases can become more and more complex as the legal process goes on. Our determined group of lawyers will be by your side every step of the way. Unfortunately, product liability cases often involve severe injuries which can include burns, broken bones or even wrongful death. We understand these cases and the emotional and financial hardships victims are forced to endure. Our firm stands ready to vigorously fight for you. Our legal team will assist you to pursue maximum compensation.