What to Know About Defective Product Claims in Washington D.C.

Reach out to a dedicated and experienced Washington D.C. product liability lawyer today if you were injured as a result of a defective product. Our legal team is on your side.

Can I pursue legal action for a defective product in Washington D.C.?

You may be entitled to file a product liability lawsuit if you were injured as a result of a defective product. It is important to note that unfortunately, this is not always easy and a successful claim requires extensive evidence and competent legal representation. With that being said, you will need a skilled attorney on your side that has the experience needed to help you prove that you were injured as a direct result of a defective product. Our attorneys will work to find various kinds of evidence, including medical documents, police reports of the incident, pictures of your injuries, and more to prove your personal injury claim.

Who can be held liable for a defective product?

Every case is different, which means that there is not just one standard liable party. In fact, there are a number of different parties involved in the design and production of an item, which is why you need a skilled attorney to prove the party responsible for your injuries. The three main kinds of product liability lawsuits include the following:

  • Negligent designers: Companies are accountable for guaranteeing their product is safe to use before mass producing it. However, they oftentimes fail to take safety into account, either because of carelessness or mere irresponsibility. If you were hurt because of a product’s negligent design, you will most likely pursue legal action against the product’s designer.
  • Failure to warn: In the event that a product is deemed to be safe when companies do not apparently label any possible safety hazards when the product is incorrectly used, it can quickly become dangerous. For instance, power tools, when used correctly, are safe. However, without certain warnings present, people may use them incorrectly, resulting in serious injury.
  • Negligent manufacturers: If the blueprints of a product are safe, and the product is properly labeled, it is now in the hands of the manufacturer to safely produce it. When these manufacturers pivot from the originally-safe blueprint to cut costs or otherwise, people can become seriously injured.

If you were injured by a defective product, look no further than Trombly & Singer, PLLC. With the help of one of our Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyers, you can feel comfortable knowing that your case is in good hands.


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.