Richmond Defective Product Lawyers

Widespread recalls, such as the recent problems with Toyota motor vehicle accelerators, often make national headlines. Other defective products that are equally devastating are not publicly recognized in the news. If you or a loved one has been hurt in the use of a defective product, you may be wondering who is at fault. Product problems generally fall into one of three areas:

  • Design defect – flaws in a product’s engineering and original design
  • Manufacturing defect – flaws in the assembly process of a product
  • Marketing defect – failure to warn consumers about specific details or false promises

Any of these issues can cause faulty products that result in significant personal injury to you or a family member. Virginia product liability cases should not go unreported. To talk to an experienced lawyer today regarding your injury, contact the law firm of Tronfeld West & Durrett at 800-321-6741.

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Design Defects

If the product design is inherently faulty, you are probably not the only one who has experienced an issue with the product. Recall notices should have been mailed to you if there was a serious problem in the design. If it was not, or if you or a loved one was injured before you were notified of any problems, you may be able to sue for damages to help recoup your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you are unsure whether your case is worth pursuing, call 1-800-321-6741 for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Tronfeld West & Durrett. We have offices conveniently located in Richmond, Petersburg, Mechanicsville, and Chesterfield, Virginia.

Manufacturing Defects

If you discover a product issue that leads to personal injury, you may not be able to find others who have experienced a similar problem. This does not by any means mean that the manufacturers are not at fault. From time to time, mass production leads to harmful flaws that can affect your life.

Whether handmade or built by robots, no building process is perfect. A machine can have a small “hiccup” that causes an error in one of the products on the assembly line. A tired factory worker can easily miss a small but important step in the very product you purchase. If even one part is damaged in the process, any individual product can malfunction with disastrous results.

If you feel a defective product caused your injury, call us today or use the form below to determine what your next step should be.

Marketing Defects

If you have been injured in the use of an otherwise perfectly fine product, you may still have legal recourse. Occasionally, a product may be designed and built correctly but its use is not adequately explained to consumers. This is called a marketing defect or “failure to warn.”

If the directions for building or using the product confused you, you used the product incorrectly because of insufficient warnings, or you were not properly warned about the dangers of using the product; you could have a case. If clearer or more detailed directions or warnings could have prevented your accident, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.

What Steps Should You Take After Using a Defective Product

If you or a loved one has been injured while using a defective product, there are steps you can take to make sure you are compensated for your injuries.

  • Gather everything product-related in your possession. This would include your sales receipt, any manuals or warranty, the box, and the product itself. We suggest you keep the product in the condition it was after the accident, as this will help prove your case if you decide to sue. Do not try to repair the product on your own.
  • Do not send the product back to the manufacturer for testing. They may not return it, and you need the damaged product for evidence.
  • Call an experienced product liability lawyer who can walk you through the legal process and help you determine if your case is worth pursuing. We care about your rights and will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and the peace of mind you want in knowing that others will not fall victim to the same injury.

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How Can a Product Liability Lawyer Help?

When you get hurt by a defective product, having a seasoned attorney on your side can significantly change the outcome of your case.

Our team of attorneys possesses the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex legal landscape that surrounds cases of defective products, ensuring you find justice for your injuries. Whether it’s a design flaw, a manufacturing error, or inadequate warnings, your attorney can meticulously dissect the case to identify the liable parties and build a robust claim.

When faced with the unfortunate consequences of an accident that resulted in catastrophic injuries or the unfortunate wrongful death of a family member, the significance of legal representation becomes invaluable.

Our product liability lawyers can assist in various ways, including:

  • Building a strong case: Developing a compelling argument and gathering evidence to support the client’s claim.
  • Assessing damages: Evaluating the extent of the client’s injuries and calculating the appropriate amount of compensation. This can include claiming compensation for medical expenses incurred as a result of the defective product, as well as seeking reimbursement for lost wages and income due to the injuries suffered.
  • Providing ongoing support: Offering guidance and support throughout the legal process, keeping the client informed and addressing any concerns that may arise.
  • Negotiating with opposing counsel: Engaging in discussions and negotiations with the opposing party’s legal representatives to seek a favorable resolution.

No matter the complexity of the case, our team at Tronfeld West & Durrett is equipped to provide the necessary legal support and guidance, ensuring that your rights are protected and your voice is heard.

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How Long Will it Take to Solve My Case

The duration of a product liability case can vary significantly, influenced by several factors such as the complexity of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the response of the defendants. Typically, these cases can range from a few months to several years.

Initially, a thorough investigation is conducted to gather all pertinent evidence, which can be a time-consuming process. Following this, there may be a period of negotiation with the aim of reaching a settlement. If the case proceeds to trial, the timeline can extend further, depending on court schedules and the intricacies of the legal arguments presented.

It’s important to remember that each case is unique, and patience is often key to achieving a favorable outcome. Our commitment at Tronfeld West & Durrett is to work diligently and efficiently, keeping you informed at every stage, and striving to resolve your case as swiftly as possible without compromising the quality of your representation.

Contact a Product Liability Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been affected by a defective product, it’s crucial to seek legal assistance promptly. As our case results demonstrate, we have a proven track record of successfully handling complex personal injury cases, securing millions for our clients.

Our team is ready to provide the legal support and guidance you need. We encourage you to contact us for a consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Let us help you navigate this challenging time and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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