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Richmond Defective Product Injury Lawyers

When you buy a product, you expect it to work as intended, and you assume that so long as you use it correctly, you’ll be safe. But if that product is defective, you could wind up seriously injured through no fault of your own. Consumers can’t know a product is defective until it suddenly fails and it’s too late to prevent an injury from happening. Defective product injuries are therefore highly dangerous, and manufacturers have a high duty to see that these accidents don’t occur. If you or a loved one were harmed by a product defect in Henrico, Hanover or Chesterfield County in Virginia, the personal injury attorneys at Latham & Martin have the knowledge, skills and resources needed to hold the manufacturer accountable to you for the harm they’ve caused. Contact our experienced Richmond defective product injury lawyers for a free consultation to learn about your claims and how we can help.

Understanding Defective Product Injuries

Defective product injuries occur when a consumer is harmed by using a product that has a design flaw, manufacturing defect, or inadequate instructions. These injuries can range from minor to severe, impacting not only physical health but also emotional well-being.

  • Design Defects: A design defect means the product has a fundamental flaw in its design that makes it unreasonably dangerous. Examples of dangerous products with design defects include power saws without guards, irons and space heaters without automatic shut-offs, and automobiles that catch fire or explode on impact or roll over too easily.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Products that are damaged or improperly made during the manufacturing process can be dangerously defective. These products can fail at a critical moment, falling apart, exploding, or otherwise causing a catastrophic or fatal accident.
  • Marketing Defects: Products that lack proper instructions or warnings or are misrepresented in advertising are also considered to be defective. Instructions and warnings for safe use should be clearly included in packaging materials, on product packaging or on the product itself. Warnings and instructions should be easy to see and easy to understand so the product can be used safely and properly.

Seeking Legal Help for Product Defect Injuries in Richmond, Virginia

At Latham & Martin, we believe that if a defective product has injured you, seeking legal help is essential. Our experienced Richmond personal injury attorneys can assist you in understanding your rights and navigating the legal process. Products liability law – the field of law that deals with defective product injuries – is complex, and the responsible parties are often large corporations with the resources to intimidate injury victims and talk them out of pursuing a claim for a full financial recovery. However, injury victims may have several legal grounds to pursue in the case of a product defect injury, including:

  1. Negligence: Proving that the manufacturer was careless in the design, manufacturing, or marketing of the product.
  2. Strict Liability: Holding the manufacturer responsible regardless of negligence, so long as the product is found to have been defective when it left the manufacturer’s control.
  3. Breach of Warranty: Claiming that the manufacturer violated a warranty, either expressed or implied.

Victims of defective product injuries may be entitled to compensation for the full range of harm they have suffered or will suffer because of their injury. Legal damages for a product defect injury include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Why Choose Latham & Martin for Your Richmond Defective Product Injury Case?

With over a decade of experience in Virginia personal injury law, the attorneys at Latham & Martin have a strong record of successful recoveries for injury victims in Richmond. Here are some of the reasons why Latham & Martin is the right choice:

  • Personalized Attention: Every client is treated with individualized care and attention. Our lawyers worked at high-volume law firms, but they left that life to found a law firm built on the premise of personal attention to the client.
  • Experienced Attorneys: Our team of skilled personal injury attorneys is well-versed in Virginia law. Each of our lawyers has over ten years of legal experience helping victims of personal injury in Richmond. Together, we’ve been advocating for clients since 2009.
  • No Upfront Fees: When you’ve been hurt because of the negligence of another, we don’t think your access to justice should depend on your ability to afford high-quality legal representation. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case.

Contact Latham & Martin Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a defective product injury in Henrico, Hanover or Chesterfield County, don’t hesitate to contact Latham & Martin in Richmond for help. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us at 804-821-0090 or filling out our online contact form.

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