What You Need to Know About Product Liability Lawsuits

Fortunately, those of us who live here in the United States have access to various products and equipment that make our lives easier. Unfortunately, there are times where these products are defective and can cause serious injuries as a result. If you are someone who was recently injured in an accident due to a defective product, you are most likely now looking to file a product liability claim against the company responsible for your injuries. Please continue reading and speak with our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability lawsuits and how our firm can help you through every step of the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is responsible if I am hurt by a defective product?

Product liability cases are notoriously complex, as there are different parties that may be liable for your injury. The three primary types of product liability claims are as follows:

  • Negligent product designers: Product designers are responsible for ensuring that their product is safe for public use. When they fail to account for consumer safety, their product can be inherently flawed, thereby injuring unsuspecting product users as a result. This is unacceptable.
  • Negligent product manufacturers: In many cases, a product will have a safe blueprint, however, once that blueprint is sent off to manufacturers, they will divert from the initially-safe blueprint, either to save money or out of sheer negligence. When this happens, a previously-safe product can become extremely dangerous and cause a serious accident.
  • Failure to warn: In many cases, products that are safe if used properly can become unsafe when used improperly, such as power tools. In this case, companies are responsible for placing warnings on their products to ensure that consumers understand how to properly use the product and understand how not to use the product as well.

How long will I have to sue a company for a defective product in Washington D.C.?

If you are injured in an accident, you will have to file your product liability claim within the statute of limitations in Washington D.C. The statute of limitations for product liability claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the product designer or manufacturer responsible for your injuries. Our firm is ready to guide you through every step of the claims process. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.