Product Liability Lawyer Washington, DC
If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill after using a faulty or dangerous product or service, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a product liability lawyer in Washington, DC. Even though there are many, many products and services out there that do not harm people who use them, unfortunately, there have been and are quite a few that do.
There are many laws and regulations that products and services have to be in compliance with before they are allowed to be made available for purchase in the United States. When one or more party is negligent in complying with consumer safety laws and regulations, and contributes to making a dangerous product available to consumers, they may be liable for their wrongdoings.
Product Liability Compensation
Innocent people who followed the instructions of a manufacturer or service yet wind up getting injured or become ill because of this, should not have to suffer financially along with their illness or injury. If this has happened to you or to someone close to you, a Washington, DC product liability lawyer may be able to help. Product liability victims may be entitled to compensation that a lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending the rights of people in your or similar situations.
The reasons for compensation as well as the amounts of compensation will vary based on individual experiences and injuries but some of the common reasons people seek compensation for their or a loved one’s injuries include:
- Emergency services bills
- Medical expenses (doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, therapies, procedures, anesthesia, over the counter and prescription medicines, medical devices, etc.)
- Loss of income
- Loss of childcare
- Loss of household management and maintenance
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of abilities
- Loss of quality of life
- Psychological distress
- Pain and suffering
If you used a product or service that caused one or more of the above, or other things have made it so that you are spending and/or losing your own money, talking to a product liability lawyer that is licensed to practice law in Washington DC and its surrounding areas may be able to help you determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation.
If you are in the awful situation of grieving for a loved one whose life ended as a result of their using a faulty or dangerous product or service, you and their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for one or more of the above reasons, as well as one or more of the ones below:
- Funeral costs
- Burial or cremation costs
- Loss of consortium (loss of spousal support)
- Loss of parental guidance and support
- Grief and suffering
If any of the above applies to your situation or if you are suffering and having problems not mentioned here, the sooner you tell a good lawyer about your situation, the sooner they may be able to start protecting your rights.