Most people expect that when they use something in the manner that it was supposed to be used, that they will not wind up injured and in need of a product injury law firm Washington DC consumers can rely on.
Before a product or good is approved to be made available to consumers, the product’s designers, manufacturers, distributors and in some cases, the sellers of the product, have a responsibility to ensure that their product is safe if it is used in accordance with the instructions and hazard warnings that are supposed to be provided to consumers. When someone gets injured by a faulty or malfunctioning product, he or she may be entitled to compensation from one or more of the parties whose negligence caused or contributed to his or her injury. Many people find that it is helpful to have a law firm on their side during this process, that is experienced with successfully defending these kinds of claims and that has lawyers who are licensed to practice in the state their or their loved one’s injury occurred.
Product Liability and Personal Injury Claims
The laws that govern product liability and personal injury claims differ from state to state. This is one of the reasons that it is a good idea to be represented by a lawyer who knows the laws of state and who is familiar with the courts that juristide over these kinds of claims. If you have been injured by a faulty product or good in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, or in the surrounding areas, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with the personal injury lawyers Washington DC product injury victims and their families can depend on.
When someone is injured because of a faulty product, he or she may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to their injury. When a family unexpectedly loses a loved one because of a faulty product, they may be entitled to compensation for their loss and the expenses related to the loss of a their loved one.
For the specifics about your particular claim, it is best to seek the advice of a lawyer who is licensed in the state you were injured in. And while every state is different as is every individual’s unique claim, in a product liability personal injury claim, the plaintiff (the victim) typically needs to prove two main things:
– That they were in fact injured
– That the injury was caused by the negligence of one or more of the parties
(the defendant) that made the product available to them.
Chain of Responsibility
Because products are often designed, engineered, manufactured, distributed and sold by different people or entities, there is often more than one party who is at fault for causing a consumer’s injury. This is one of the reasons that it is a good idea to have an experienced law firm on your side. Each of the parties involved in the manufacturing of a faulty product are going to have lawyers and insurance companies fiercely fighting to keep the blame off of their client. A good product injury law firm will know how to forcefully go head to head with each of the different parties’ lawyers and insurance companies, and will have the resources to successfully defend their client’s rights.
For a product injury law firm Washington DC has been fortunate to have in its midst for over 30 years, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation any time of the day or night.