Virginia Defective Product Lawyer

     When you buy a product, you do not expect that it will harm or injure you when using that product in the intended fashion.  Yet according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumer product mishaps cost the nation more than $750 billion each year.

     Defective product cases can be difficult to prove and they are very fact specific.  Whether a product is dangerous or defective will depend on many things.  Was the product itself designed defectively, in which case all of the manufactured products may be hazardous?  Or did the manufacturing process cause this particular product to have a defect, in which case only the particular product involved may be hazardous?  Did the product have a warning label that explained to the consumer the potential danger?  Did the product warning label explain the proper uses of the product?  These are questions that must be addressed in determining whether the person injured may have a claim.

     If you or a loved one has been severely injured by a defective product, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.  At The Meade Law Firm, we will analyze your case and advise you about your rights. If we accept your case, we will work with experts in the fields of Engineering and Safety in order to help prove your case.

     Innocent victims have been seriously injured in accidents involving the following products:

  • Defective tools
  • Defective seat belts
  • Defective devices intended to secure machinery
  • Defective vehicles
  • Defective clothing          
  • Defective tires
  • Defective firearms
  • Defective farm equipment
  • Defective child products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective recreation vehicles
  • Defective grills
  • Defective kitchen appliances
  • Defective prescription medications
  • Defective bicycle wheels
  • Defective airbags

     If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, hang on to the product.  Keep it in a safe and secure location and take steps to make sure it remains in the same condition it was in when the product caused the injury.  The manufacturer of the product may encourage you to send the product to them for “testing” or disposal.  They may even offer to pay you for sending it back to them.  Be careful! If the evidence is “tested” or destroyed, there may be no way to prove your product liability case.  Don’t forget to locate and save any packaging materials, instructions, warranties, or receipts.  Anything relating to the purchase of the product should be saved if possible.  This will help your attorney prove your case.

     If you’ve been injured by a defective product, please call personal injury attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm today in order to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.