Richmond Product Liability Lawyer
Have you been injured by a dangerous product? Then you’re owed compensation for the way your injury has affected your life. Get help with a product liability case when you choose a Richmond product liability attorney from Halperin Law Center.
Manufacturing companies are the ones who design and create all the wonderful products we use and enjoy every day. We are grateful for the important work they do, but we also hold them to very high manufacturing standards. We trust them to create safe products that we can use, and we trust the labeling and packaging, as well.
So what happens when a dangerous product injures you? What happens when an item is mislabeled or doesn’t work properly? The consumer—you—can be seriously hurt. Manufacturers must be held accountable when negligence caused you to be injured by a product that was unsafe for public use.
To hold the manufacturer liable, you will have to file a personal injury case. Your Richmond product liability lawyer can help you receive compensation and justice for what you’ve been through. In fact, in March of 2018, Halperin Law Center secured the largest product liability recovery in Virginia history: $37.8 million.
What Types of Products Can Harm You?
What is a defective product, and how can it hurt you? A defective or dangerous product is potentially any item that was made, packaged, and sold to you. For instance, something as innocuous as a child’s toy can be dangerous. What if the paint is toxic or pieces of the toy can break apart and be ingested by a small child?
There are so many products out there, and any one of them can injure you if it’s not made well and if it’s not properly labeled. Even poor marketing has given consumers grounds for a lawsuit: Say a product is marketed toward a certain age group of children, when it’s clearly not appropriate for them and leads to injury.
Some examples of common dangerous products are medications, toys, auto parts, machinery, household products, car seats, safety equipment, cleaning products, and furniture.
How Can a Defective Product Hurt You?
So how can a product injure you? It will depend on the product. To give you an idea of how a product can hurt you, here is an example:
You pick up a bottle of painkillers at a Richmond drug store. The bottle says it’s a brand of ibuprofen. You read the instructions, which tell you to take two painkillers every four hours.
You take the medicine and become extremely ill and are forced to go the doctor. You receive medical treatment and are required to stay in the hospital for three days to recover.
It turns out the pills you took weren’t painkillers and had been packaged in the wrong bottle during packaging. Now you have medical expenses and you missed time from work because of this issue.
The above is just one example of how a product can lead to serious injury for you. Your Richmond defective product attorney will investigate your accident to find the cause of your injury and pursue the party responsible.
Here are some additional examples of products or related situations that can hurt you:
- Toxic chemicals
- Incorrect labeling
- No warning
- Defective or broken product
- Product doesn’t work the way it’s intended
- Poor marketing
- Poor design
Compensation for Your Richmond Product Liability Case
When you’ve been hurt by a dangerous product, you will need to recover monetary compensation to pay for the medical expenses and other losses you’ve suffered. Your Richmond dangerous product lawyer will examine your case, find out who was responsible, gather evidence, put together your case, and negotiate fair compensation.
This is all done in an effort to pay you back for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve faced. Listed below are some of the types of damages you can be compensated for when you win your Richmond defective product claim.
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost work wages
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Mental trauma
- Mental health treatment
Get In Touch with a Richmond Dangerous Product Attorney
The public has the right to expect that products are safely created and tested before being distributed and that once they are distributed, they still don’t harm consumers.
If you’ve been hurt by a dangerous product, then you should hold the manufacturer liable. When you file and win a product liability claim, you may be protecting others from being injured by the same product you were.
Filing and winning claims against manufacturers can be difficult. They have a team of lawyers trying to protect them from liability. You deserve a team of your own fighting for your right to justice and compensation.