Unlike other types of personal injury claims, product liability claims do not necessarily require you to prove negligence. Instead, product designers, manufacturers, and distributors that contend their products are reasonably safe for consumer use are generally considered automatically liable in “breach of warranty” actions. As a consumer, you may bring a breach of warranty action against a manufacturer or distributor if you are harmed by a defective product.
If you or your loved one was injured by a defective product, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner can help. Our Virginia Beach product liability lawyers have been serving clients throughout the state since 1979, fighting to hold producers of unsafe products responsible for the harm they cause. We have a proven track record of results, including more than 150 million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.
Call us today at (888) 635-9500 for a free initial consultation. We offer contingent fees, so there are no upfront costs for you and you only pay if we recover compensation on your behalf.
Types of Product Defects
There are three primary types of product defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing/labeling defects. A design defect occurs when the product is designed in a way that makes it inherently dangerous. This type of defect affects all involved products. Manufacturing defects, meanwhile, only affect certain units from a line of products. Marketing/labeling defects occur when a product lacks proper warning labels, safety markers, and/or instructions for use.
While all products can be defective, some of the most common examples of defective products include:
- Medical devices, such as hip implants
- Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, like Fen-Phen
- Auto parts, such as tires, airbags, or brakes
- Automobile design, including SUVs that roll over easily
- Children’s toys
- Household products
- Personal electronics, including cellphones
- Construction equipment, power tools, and heavy machinery
- Environmental products, like pesticides
- Cosmetics and wellness products
- Cleaning products
Keep in mind, this list is not exhaustive. If you were injured or your loved one was killed by any defective product, our legal team can help you understand your options and work to protect your right to compensation.
Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Injured Virginians
At Breit Cantor, we are committed to providing you with the personalized and attentive legal representation you deserve, coupled with the aggressive advocacy your case needs. We have a long tradition of success in court and take a “no stone left unturned” approach to each and every case we accept. By limiting our caseload to the most serious claims, we are able to better provide our clients with the level of care and attention they deserve.
Reach out to our Virginia Beach product liability attorneys today; call (888) 635-9500 or submit an online contact form for a free consultation.