Manufacturers and distributors have an obligation to provide the public with products that are both safe and durable. If consumers need to take any precautions when using the products, marketers also have an responsibility to advise them to do so on the packaging. If you sustained serious injuries or illness as the direct result of a defective or malfunctioning product, you may have a valid product liability claim. Turn to Ritchie Law Firm PLC in Staunton or Charlottesville, VA, to discuss your case, and read on to learn how an attorney on their team will help you.
3 Reasons You Should Hire a Product Liability Lawyer
1. To Secure Compensation
Recovering from debilitating injuries is costly. In addition to the direct costs you will incur, like medical bills, there are also indirect costs you will accumulate while in recovery, like lost wages. An injury lawyer can help you calculate a fair settlement amount and will prevent the liable party from taking advantage of you during the negotiations.
2. To Hold the Liable Party Responsible
Businesses have an obligation to ensure the products they sell are safe. If they breach this duty, consumers have the right to hold them responsible. If your injuries occurred as the direct result of a company’s negligence or fraud, you should not have to cover the damages yourself. You can hold the responsible party accountable by filing a product liability lawsuit with the help of a skilled attorney.
3. To Protect Others From Your Injuries
If you were hurt by a defective product, chances are other consumers could get hurt, too. By hiring a liability law attorney, you will do your part to protect the general public. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it might constitute a recall, which would help prevent other consumers from suffering in the same way you have.
If you were hurt by a defective or malfunctioning product, turn to Ritchie Law Firm PLC to determine the best way to proceed. Visit the firm online to find the location nearest you, and call (540) 886-6124 to talk to someone in Staunton, or (434) 975-6124 to schedule a consultation with a product liability attorney in Charlottesville.