Can I Sue if I Was Injured by a Defective Product?

Thanks to American ingenuity, we are able to live our lives free of old-fashioned worries. Mass production allows us to have constant access to valuable, effective products that make our lives easier. Unfortunately, there are times when these products fail to live up to our expectations, so much so that they end up causing wrongful injuries. If you have been injured due to a defective product, contact our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How can I file a product liability lawsuit in Washington D.C.?

If you are someone who has sustained serious injuries because of a defective product, you are most likely looking to file a product liability lawsuit. Unfortunately, this is sometimes easier said than done, which is why you will need a knowledgeable attorney on your side who knows how to prove that you were injured as a direct result of a defective product. Our attorneys will work to uncover various types of evidence, including medical documents, police reports of the incident, pictures of your injuries, and more to prove your personal injury claim.

Who do I sue when injured by a defective product?

There are several parties involved in the design and production of an item, which is why you need an experienced attorney to ascertain the party responsible for your injuries. The three main types of product liability lawsuits are as follows:

  • Negligent designers: Companies are responsible for ensuring their product is safe to use before mass producing it. Unfortunately, they oftentimes fail to take safety into account, whether out of carelessness or sheer irresponsibility. If you were injured because of a product’s negligent design, you will most likely sue the product’s designer.
  • Failure to warn: Even if a product is determined to be safe when companies do not clearly label any potential safety hazards when the product is incorrectly used, it can quickly become unsafe. For example, power tools, when used correctly, are safe. However, without certain warnings present, people may use them incorrectly, leading to serious injury.
  • Negligent manufacturers: When the blueprints of a product are safe, and the product is correctly labeled, it is now in the hands of the manufacturer to safely product it. When these manufacturers divert from the originally-safe blueprint to cut costs or otherwise, people can become seriously injured as a result.

No matter the cause of your injuries, if you were harmed by a defective product, you know where to turn–contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC today.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.