How to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in Washington D.C.

One of the most frustrating and shocking types of injuries is one sustained at the hands of a defective product that you purchased. If you are someone who has been injured in a defective product accident, you must read on and speak with our experienced Washington D.C. product liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through these tough times. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:

How do I file a product liability lawsuit?

If you were injured in an accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. However, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. In the case of product liability lawsuits, there are various parties and factors involved that may have caused your accident, so it is always best to hire an attorney who can first determine the party liable for your injuries, and from there, collect and present evidence as effectively as possible. Some of the valuable evidence our firm will work to collect includes surveillance footage or pictures of the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents, the defective product itself, and more.

What are the different types of product liability lawsuits an individual can file?

The main types of product liability lawsuits are as follows:

  • Negligent designers: When a company designs a product, they must ensure the product is safe. Though this sounds fairly obvious, the unfortunate reality is that it is not a given. Plenty of companies produce products they either know are unsafe, or they just simply do not think of potential ways in which the product could be unsafe. Additionally, just as they are responsible for designing a safe product, they are responsible for including warnings and instructions to ensure people use the product safely. This is especially true of things like power tools, snowblowers, tractors, and more. While yes, these are all safe products when used properly, when improperly used, they can become extremely dangerous.
  • Negligent manufacturers: Once a product is designed and proven safe, it will be sent out to manufacturers for production. Unfortunately, there are times where manufacturers, for one reason or another, will deviate from the blueprint provided by the product designer, causing a once-safe product to become unsafe. This, unsurprisingly, causes accidents and injuries.

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.