Virginia Product Liability Lawyers

Were You Injured Because of a Defective Product?

Thousands of injuries are caused each year by dangerous and defective products. Typically, injuries of this kind are covered under what is known as product liability law. Any person or business involved in supplying a dangerous product—can be held liable including manufacturers or sellers, suppliers of parts, wholesalers, retail stores—in fact, any person or business involved in supplying a dangerous product—can be held liable.

If you were catastrophically injured or your loved one was killed by a defective product in Virginia, it is important that you contact an experienced Virginia product liability attorney who can help you understand your legal rights. Insurance companies will often do anything they can to avoid paying out the full value of your claim.

Our team at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner has a history of winning tough cases, involving dangerous or defective consumer products that result in injury to our clients. We have the skill, experience, and resources to face off against powerful retail brands, manufacturers, and distributors when their actions contribute to consumer injuries.

Reach out to our firm for a free consultation today. Call (855) 212-8200 or fill out and submit an online contact form.

When products are defective, poorly designed, or improperly assembled, they can cause consumers serious harm. If you were injured by a dangerous or defective product, our attorneys are prepared to help you seek compensation and justice.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability describes the responsibility of product manufacturers, designers, and distributors to create, produce, and sell products that are reasonably safe for consumer use. When companies cut corners or prioritize profits over safety, defective products can make their way onto the consumer market.

Under Virginia law, there are three major causes of defective products:

  • Defective designs or flaws resulting from faults in the engineering or design process
  • Products that are manufactured improperly or not according to design
  • Products that are improperly labeled, come with unclear or incomplete instructions, and/or do not warn consumers about hidden dangers

Attorney Mike Imprevento heads the product liability division of Breit Cantor. In addition to handling cases of defective design for SUVs, trucks, boats, and small planes, Mike and his staff have handled cases involving pharmaceuticals, power tools and industrial machinery, food, asbestos, lead paint, defective medical devices and contraceptives, and many other products that have caused harm to the public, civilians, and the military.

Building a Product Liability Case in Virginia

There are special rules and approaches apply in the area of product liability law. It is important to gather as much information as soon as possible if you are injured by a defective product in Virginia. Record what happened, get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses, and write down anything else you feel should be recorded. This information will be incredibly helpful to you and your attorney during the claims process.

When a product results in injury, it’s important to look at what happened to cause that injury, and to ask the right questions, such as:

  • Did the designer create a dangerous or defective product?
  • Was an error in manufacturing responsible for the dangerous or defective component of the product?
  • Should there have been a warning label applied to the product in order to protect consumers from risk?
  • Were tests and case studies carried out to ensure the safety of the product?
  • Did the manufacturer suppress or conceal information that could have pointed to the dangers of the product?

In a Virginia court, a person may make a claim against a manufacturer or seller for either negligence or breach of warranty. In most types of personal injury law, to hold someone liable for your injuries, you must show that they were negligent and that their negligence caused your injuries. However, in a breach of warranty action, you can recover damages without actually showing that the manufacturer or seller was negligent. Anyone who regularly sells or rents a product and warrants that the product is safe, fit, and merchantable is as responsible as the designer or manufacturer. This ultimately benefits consumers who seek to recover damages in court.

Types of Product Liability Cases We Handle

Our personal injury law firm in Richmond and Virginia Beach handles a broad range of product liability cases throughout Virginia, including:

Choosing an Experienced Product Liability Lawyer in Virginia

Dangerous products can be found in every market category, from medical devices and pharmaceuticals to automobile parts to children’s toys and household goods. If you were hurt by a dangerous product or a product that has been recalled, speak with a Virginia product liability lawyer in Richmond, Virginia Beach, or virtually. We are proud to serve clients with excellence, compassion, and detailed attention.

Our team at Breit Cantor offers free case evaluations to all potential clients. This means that if you have questions about whether or not you have a product liability claim in Virginia, or what the next steps should be, all you have to do is call our team to set up a consultation. We have offices located in Richmond and Virginia Beach.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product you bought in Virginia, the law is on your side. Contact Breit Cantor at (855) 212-8200 to speak with our product liability attorneys today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sue for a defective product?

If you purchase a defective product, you may have a claim against the seller, manufacturer, and/or product designer.

What is the statute of limitations for a defective product claim?

The statute of limitations varies from state to state. In Virginia, the victim has two years from the date of the injury to file a claim.

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Experience The Breit Cantor Difference

  • Long tradition of success in court.
  • Over 300 years of combined legal experience.
  • Attorneys have been recognized among the most experienced trial lawyers in Virginia and the country.
  • Dedicated to providing our clients with the attention they deserve from start to finish.
  • No recovery, no legal fee!
  • Leadership roles in the legal community.
  • Secured some of the largest settlements in Virginia history.
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