If you or someone you love has been hurt due to a defective product or unexpectedly dangerous product, you may have the right to sue for your injuries. Product liability cases can be extremely serious, with injuries ranging from poisoning to choking, and even death. Finding an experienced and knowledgeable product liability lawyer is important since the laws are quite complex and vary depending on the state.
The attorneys at Regan Zambri Long PLLC have extensive experience with personal injury claims, and they have represented cases of national significance. With decades of experience, a reputation for success and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, our product liability lawyers have the knowledge, resources, and expertise needed to handle your claim. Senior Partner Victor Long has represented cases that have influenced the labeling and marketing of several products and medications. Learn more about Victor Long here.
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The legal term “Product Liability” refers to the responsibility that a manufacturer, distributor, and/or seller of a product has if an injury occurred to an individual as a result of a defective or dangerous product. Consumers have a right to assume that the products they are buying are safe for their intended use and that the manufacturers are testing and inspecting their products before selling.
While the legal term “product liability” may not be frequently used, you may have heard of product recalls more often. Recalled products fall under product liability, and are frequently in major headlines on the news for consumer awareness.
The US Food and Drug Administration devotes a major portion of their site to “Recalls, Product Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts”. For example, several vegetable products from McCain Foods USA, Inc were possibly contaminated with Salmonella, a type of food poisoning caused by bacteria. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission similarly issues consumer product recalls, such as the FRIGG silicone pacifier that led to child injury.
If you have gotten sick from recalled food or injured from a recalled product that resulted in illness or injury, then you may have a claim. Stop using the product right away and then reach out to a Washington DC product liability lawyer as soon as you can. Contacting a product liability attorney is the first step in understanding your options and getting the compensation you deserve.
Any person who has been injured from a defective or dangerous product may be able to recover damages, even if they were not the one who purchased it.
Liability for a defective product can span across the entire chain of distribution, including:
If you have been injured by a defective product, your product liability claim will be filed through state or district laws based on negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability. Most claims are built on “strict liability”, where the consumer does not need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent for their case, even if the manufacturer exercised great care.
In Washington, DC, the statute of limitations is three years to file a claim. However if the product defect caused a fatality, there is a different timeline to submit your claim. Due to the complexity of the laws, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced product liability attorney who can advise you on your legal options.
If you or someone you love has been injured in Washington DC, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Hiring the right lawyer will help you decide which party is responsible for the defective product and prove liability. Before the statute of limitations runs out, contact the product liability lawyers at Regan Zambri Long to start your product liability case today.