Product Liability in Washington D.C. | What to Know

When we buy a product, we do not expect to become injured. Unfortunately, day-to-day products can cause life-altering injuries when accidents occur. If you are injured due to a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about product liability in Washington D.C.

Who is responsible for a product liability accident?

There are a number of different parties involved in the making and selling of a product. As a result, it can be difficult to know who to blame when an accident occurs. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine which party to hold responsible for your accident. Generally, there are three ways for a product to cause an injury:

  • Negligent product design: In some cases, a product will be inherently unsafe in its design.
  • Negligent product manufacturer: Sometimes, manufacturers deviate from design blueprints, this may be accidental, or it may be a deliberate choice in an attempt to save time or money. If this occurs, consumers can become seriously injured.
  • Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way and sustain an injury as a result.

Fulfilling the burden of proof

If you have been injured by a product, your first instinct may be to throw the product away. This makes sense, as you are not going to use it again, and you do not want anyone else to be hurt by the product. But, it is important to keep the product. This is because it may be a key piece of evidence in your personal injury case. Additionally, it is important to document your injuries. To do this, you should take pictures and videos of any injuries that occur as a result of the product. It is also important to seek medical attention. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated and heal correctly. Additionally, it can provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.

If you have been injured by a product, our firm is here to help. We will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.


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.