When a Product is Defective a Tysons, VA Product Defect Lawyer Can Help
A dangerous or faulty product can cause serious and sometimes, even life threatening injuries that may warrant the need of a Tysons, VA product defect lawyer. Even though the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has many laws and regulations designed to protect consumers from dangerous and defective products, they still reach store shelves and other marketplaces fairly regularly. U.S. media is full of stories of recalls of dangerous products by major and minor manufacturers, as well as ones about the many class action lawsuits that arise from dangerous and defective products.
What is product liability?
In general, the term product liability refers to the legal responsibility of those involved in the design, production, manufacture, distribution, and in some cases, the seller of a product, to ensure that the product is safe for people to consume and use. This is based on the premise that consumers have the right to know that if they use a product according to its instructions and safety guidelines, they will not get hurt from doing this. If you or someone you love has been injured or become unwell because of a defective product, a Tysons, VA product defect lawyer may be able to help you get compensation for your pain and suffering, and expenses that are the result of your innocent use a defective product.
If there are laws to protect consumers from defective products, why do I need a lawyer to help me get the compensation I am entitled to?
One of the reasons that people find it much easier and more efficient to seek compensation for injuries from dangerous and defective products is because there are usually multiple parties who are involved in making these products available for public consumption. Very often, the different parties will try to claim that the part they played in making a dangerous product available for purchase, does not make them liable to pay for a victim’s injury. An experienced Tysons, VA product defect lawyer will be familiar with ways to hold multiple parties accountable for their negligence, as well as knowing ways to accurately assign blame to those responsible for their client’s injuries.
Some of the different parties who may be at fault for making a dangerous product available to consumers include but are not limited to:
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a defective product, or if someone you love has died because of one, you may find comfort in learning about your rights from a Tysons, VA product defect lawyer.
Common defective products that have harmed consumers in the past decade include but are not limited to:
- Prescription drugs
- Over the counter medications
- Medical and surgical devices, products and implants
- Automobiles (including motorcycles, ATVs and other recreational vehicles)
- Children’s clothing
- Electronic devices
- Cell phones
- Pools and spas
Many different expenses arise as the result of defective products. The innocent victims of these should not have to pay for injuries that are not their fault.
To hold the makers of a defective product accountable for their negligence, contact a highly rated Tysons, VA product defect lawyer at Cohen & Cohen, P.C., today.