If you or someone you love has been injured by a faulty product or good, or if someone close to you has died because of one of these, talking to a product injury lawyer Arlington VA residents can rely on may help you to understand your rights and how to proceed after the injury occurs.
A product liability lawyer can help a victim pursue a personal injury claim against the designer, manufacturer, or seller of a defective product or good. The United States has many rules and regulations to protect consumers but dangerous products and goods are regularly recalled after they have injured or made sick, innocent people. Products that injure people may be unsafe as the result of a design flaw, manufacturing defect, or inadequate assembly instructions and safety warnings. In the past decade, there have been a number of incidences where food packaging companies sold and distributed contaminated foods that made people sick and caused people to die.
Even though we are fortunate in the United States to have the government regulate things that we buy in the interest of our safety, these regulations do not always protect people. Many of us grew up thinking that if we buy something fare and square, that it will function as intended, and that is safe and free of defects. We have learned that it is our right as citizens to have our products designed, engineered, and manufactured to high safety standards. As well, we’ve been taught that if we follow the instructions on a product and heed its hazard warnings, that we will be able to use the product without harm or injury to ourselves and the people around us.
An unfortunate reality is that no matter how privileged we are to have laws to protect us, many people find themselves in the situation where they need the advice of a product injury lawyer Arlington VA residents can turn to in situations like yours.
Personal injury cases that are the result of an injury from a product or good can be complicated to fight because very often, there is more than one person or party that may be liable for a faulty product. Long before a product reaches a consumer’s hands, it has been designed, parts have been manufactured, it’s been assembled, it’s been tested, and it’s been distributed to entities for sale. It is rarely the case where all of the above is done by one person or one company. Because of this, it can be harder to determine who is at fault for a consumer’s injury and it is harder to quantify the liability of each party who contributed to the faulty product.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls millions of unsafe products every year. These include but are not limited to: defective toys and unsafe baby products, vehicles and ATVs, malfunctioning tools, appliances and technology, and prescription drugs and over the counter medications. Even with the protection of CPSC, people continue to get injured by unsafe products.
If you have been injured because of a defective product, or if a family member as died because of one, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation from a product injury lawyer Arlington VA is fortunate to have in its midst.