Helping injured consumers in West Virginia
Have you been harmed while using a product? Did a prescription drug cause adverse side effects and long-term pain? Regardless of the product or drug that you were using, you have certain rights as a consumer to protect you from unnecessary injury or harm. The product liability lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help you seek financial compensation and justice through a product liability claim.
We have faith that the products we see on the shelves are safe for use and consumption. Occasionally, however, a product can be extremely dangerous and even deadly for consumers. Everyone from the product designer to the manufacturer, distributor and store manager has an obligation to consumers to make sure that their products are safe, and there are several ways that product liability law may be violated.
A product is considered defective according to West Virginia law unless it is "reasonably safe" for its "intended use." Our legal team will carefully review your injuries and what you were doing when the injury happened to determine if a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to warn issue was to blame. Above all, we understand how to protect your rights and pursue the best outcome for you and your loved ones.
Some examples of product liability include dangerous or improperly labeled prescription drugs or defects in automobiles. Dangerous products can cause serious injuries. Victims may require surgery and hospitalization, along with medication and physical therapy. They may be left unable to work, resulting in lost income. And the injuries may leave them permanently disfigured or disabled.
Holding negligent companies accountable
These types of cases are complex and negligent parties usually deny responsibility. And their insurance companies will stand by them. Insurance companies don't want to pay you any money and will resist attempts to negotiate a settlement.
That's why our product liability attorneys focus on building the strongest case possible. Our legal team conducts an investigation to look for evidence that you were injured because of a defective product. We seek access to all relevant documentation. We interview witnesses. And we consult experts who can help us prove our case. We build a case that corporations and insurance companies can't simply ignore.
We also determine the true value of the damages you've suffered as result of using the defective product or dangerous drug. Depending on your situation, these may include past and future medical expenses and lost income. They may include other damages such as disability or disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The legal team you can trust to fight for your recovery
Our attorneys will pursue your case aggressively. Many times, this brings the other parties to the negotiating table to try to work out a settlement. But we are only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. If they won't negotiate in good faith, we will fight for you in court to get the resolution that is right for you.
Product liability is a very complex branch of the law, and many times consumers do not know that they have the right to file an injury claim. It is critical that you understand your rights so that you are not taken advantage of when you try to file a claim. That's why it's important to talk to an experienced product liability attorney.
If you have suffered an injury after the use of a product, contact our firm for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We will explain your legal options and answer any questions you have.