There are numerous regulations in place to ensure that the products that are sold to consumers are safe to use. Despite these laws, countless consumers are injured by products with dangerous defects every year.
If you’ve been injured while using a defective product, contact the product liability attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC right away. You may have the right to file a product liability claim in order to recover compensation for your injuries.
Product liability laws state that any party involved in the chain of distribution of a product can be held legally liable for defects. This means that injured victims may be able to take legal action against product designers, manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, middlemen, and retailers.
One or more of these parties may be held liable for your defective product injuries. Let our experienced defective product attorneys review your case to determine who should be held financially responsible.
A product is not defective simply because it doesn’t operate the way you expected it to or you are unsatisfied with its performance. In Virginia, the law states that a product is only defective if it contains one or more of these three defects:
A design defect is a flaw in the way that a product is designed that makes the product unsafe to use. An example of this would be designing a chair that is made out of a material that is not strong enough to support the weight of a person. If someone sits in this chair, the chair may collapse because it was not designed to hold the person’s weight.
A design defect will exist even if the product is manufactured correctly. This is because the defect is present in the design, not the manufacturing of the product.
A manufacturing defect is an error that occurs during the manufacturing or assembling of a product. Consider the same chair example. Say the chair was designed with the right materials, but then the wrong material was used during the manufacturing process. If it had been manufactured correctly, the chair would not have been defective. But because the wrong material was used, it now contains a dangerous defect.
A failure to warn defect, which is also referred to as a marketing defect, is created when a product is sold without the proper warning labels or instructions. If consumers aren’t given this information, there’s no way for them to know how to safely use a product.
For example, every hair dryer is sold with a warning label that tells consumers not to use the product near water or while submerged in water. If the product is sold without this label, a consumer may not know that it is dangerous to use the product in this manner.
If you are injured by a product with one of these defects, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
There are few cases that are more complex than defective product claims. The evidence that is used in a product liability case is typically very technical and complicated, which makes it hard to interpret and analyze. Furthermore, the defendants in these cases are typically large corporations that are represented by teams of attorneys. You shouldn’t face these challenges alone—turn to the trusted product liability lawyers at Malloy Law Offices, LLC for help.
Our lawyers take great pride in helping consumers seek justice against large corporations who have sold defective products. We use our extensive legal experience and resources to help injured consumers maximize their compensation. Let us go head-to-head with manufacturers, product designers, wholesalers, and retailers on your behalf. We won’t settle for less than what you deserve.
Designers, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, and other parties in the distribution chain should be held financially responsible for defective products. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, contact the Alexandria product liability attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC to discuss your case. Our trial attorneys have over 15 years of experience representing injured consumers in their fight for justice. Let us aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation, call 703-214-4752 or submit your information using the form on this website.