Product Liability Attorney Helping West Virginia and Hagerstown Area Victims of Defective Product Injuries
When you purchase a product, you expect that the company profiting from your purchase has spent the necessary time testing that product to make sure it functions safely and effectively. Likewise, you feel safe in assuming that a major retailer would not sell a dangerous product to you, and that you can trust the products on their shelves. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year by items for which they paid good money and which they trusted to be safe to use.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries inflicted by a dangerous or defective product, you might have a claim against the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of that product. Receive a free evaluation of your possible West Virginia product liability lawsuit by contacting the skilled and effective Martinsburg personal injury lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson.
Product manufacturers are legally responsible for dangerous products
Whenever you purchase an item, you are entering into a type of implied agreement with the maker of that product. By marketing a product for sale, the manufacturer is guaranteeing that the item is safe to use and that it will perform as promised. Customers should feel safe in assuming that manufacturers have extensively tested the item and the materials from which it was made to ensure that no harm will come from using the product.
Unfortunately, many manufacturers are so eager to begin profiting after developing a new product that they cut corners during testing to rush an item to market. This means that you as the customer bear the risk that something will go wrong with the product. Fortunately, if you were injured when using a product as intended, you may have a recourse to get the money damages you need after an accident. West Virginia courts will hold a product manufacturer, distributor, or retailer strictly liable for injuries caused by a defective item. This means that those who profit from a product will be financially responsible for injuries it causes, regardless of whether these companies knew that the product was dangerous or defective.
Choose an attorney with technical expertise for your product liability lawsuit
Products liability lawsuits are often complex and technical, requiring attorneys to prove that a product could have been designed more safely or manufactured correctly. Lawsuits based on products liability require sharp, detail-oriented and dedicated attorneys. At Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson, our product liability attorneys have the knowledge and skill to effectively pursue claims based on dangerous products for our clients.
Claims based on products liability must be filed within a certain time limit after you’re injured by a defective item. Don’t delay in taking action on your claims; contact the seasoned attorneys at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson as soon as possible after an accident.
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product in West Virginia, contact the seasoned and dedicated lawyers at Burke, Schultz, Harman & Jenkinson for a free evaluation of your case, at 304-263-0900.