Product Liability Attorney Arlington VA
Handling Complex Defective & Dangerous Product Claims
Product manufacturers and distributors have a duty to create and sell products that are reasonably safe for consumers to use. However, design flaws, production mistakes, and general negligence lead to countless defective products making it onto the consumer market every year—often with devastating consequences.
If you were harmed or your loved one was killed by a defective or dangerous product, you may take legal action against the designer, manufacturer, and/or distributor of the product. At the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, we have assisted clients with thousands of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including all types of product liability cases. To discuss your case with our product liability lawyer in Arlington, contact us today and request a free, confidential consultation.
We can be reached online via our online contact form or by phone at (703) 457-1300.
Who Is Responsible for Defective Products?
Generally speaking, all products—pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, automobile parts, electronics, household items, construction materials, etc.—can be defective in three ways. The type of defect a product has will usually point to the liable party.
Types of Product Liability Claims
The three main types of product defects are:
- Defective Design: When a product’s design is defective, the product is not reasonably safe for use, even when used as intended. Examples include power tools that lack suitable safety guards, SUVs that roll over easily when turning, or medical devices that cause unintended complications when used as instructed.
- Defective Manufacturing: When a product has a sound design but a mistake during the manufacturing process causes the product to be unsafe for consumer use, it is said to have a manufacturing defect. For example, if a batch of pharmaceutical drugs is contaminated during manufacturing, those specific units have a manufacturing defect.
- Defective Marketing: A marketing defect has to do with the way a product is labeled. If a product lacks proper safety warnings and/or instructions for use, a consumer may be injured when using the product. Examples of marketing defects include pharmaceutical drugs that fail to list all possible side effects or electronic equipment that doesn’t have warning labels.
Various factors, including the type of defect the product had, will determine who is at fault in your product liability case. It is important that you work with an experienced product liability attorney in Arlington who can help you work to prove negligence on the part of the designer, manufacturer, and/or distributor.
Virginia Product Liability Laws
If you are looking to file a product liability claim, it’s important that you understand the product liability statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is the official cutoff time for filing a lawsuit. This time-limit varies from one state to the next. Failure to file your lawsuit within the specified time-frame may result in your case being dismissed by the courts.
In Virginia the cutoff date forstrict liability and negligence claims is 2 years after the date of the incident. For breach of warranty claims there is a 5 year statute.
In certain circumstances the statute of limitations may be extended even further if the victim is mentally incompetent or is a minor. If you are uncertain about the statute of limitations for your particular case, reach out to the Law Office of Ryan Quinn today to discuss your case in a free consultation!
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
The Arlington product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC has successfully recovered more than $25 million on behalf of injured individuals and the family members of those wrongfully killed. Our entire legal team offers personalized legal representation for each and every client; we work to understand your goals and employ a methodical, strategic approach in our efforts to secure the full, fair recovery you are owed. If necessary, we can be your aggressive advocate in the courtroom.
Were you injured by a defective or dangerous product? Call our office at (703) 457-1300 or contact us online today for a no-cost consultation.