At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our West Virginia accident lawyers excel at taking legal action against large corporations and winning compensation for our injured clients. We are here to level the playing field and to pursue justice with the best injury claims possible, and we are well-qualified to fight for justice in court against any high powered corporate defense lawyer. We know trial law and how to present a persuasive, well documented case to the Court in order to achieve a verdict and compensation for our clients that is fair.
When a commercial product is put onto the market, we as consumers expect that it will function correctly when the directions are followed. There are a great number of products that once on the market, are found to be extremely dangerous to consumers. Whether by a faulty design, manufacturing defect, or when the product is later found to be poisonous or other issue, many products have to be recalled and pulled from the shelves because they are dangerous. It is unfortunate that many of these cases involve children’s toys and furniture that have later been discovered to be extremely dangerous; such as cases involving strangulation from unsafe blinds, baby deaths from cribs that were wrongly designed or manufactured. Other types of defective product claims include those filed for defective auto parts, cars, trucks, tools and hundreds of other commercial products that cause injury or harm to consumers.
Whatever your situation may be, a West Virginia accident attorney from our firm is prepared to take legal action for you. We understand the full extent of product liability law and how it protects your rights, and we will remain by your side through each step of the legal process.
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, and our lawyers offer you a free consultation to discuss your case.
This area of law governs the ability of a consumer to seek compensation after he or she has been injured by using a defective product. A product will be considered “defective” if it is unreasonably dangerous when used at intended. Some examples of product liability include dangerous or improperly labeled prescription drugs or defects in automobiles. A qualified legal professional can help you determine if there is sufficient evidence to proceed with filing a defective product claim.
There are typically three types of flaws that would make a product defective: design flaws, manufacturing flaws, and failure to warn. A defective design claim alleges that a product is flawed in its original design, which means that the entire product line may be considered unreasonably dangerous or unsafe. Cases involving manufacturing defects arise when a product is designed properly but a mistake during the manufacturing process renders the product unsafe. These errors are generally unplanned, but sometimes they result from the poor execution of a design or a mistake in the production process.
Children’s toys are some of the most frequently recalled products, and you must be aware of your child’s health and reaction to certain toys. If you suspect that your child has been injured or become ill because of a dangerous substance or chemical in one of their toys, you may be able to hold the manufacturer or designer financially responsible for that product.
If you have been injured while using a product that you were borrowing, you may still be eligible for compensation. You should call one of our product liability attorneys immediately to discuss the specific details of your case.
In defective product cases, the liability is usually far-reaching. This means that everyone from the original designer of the product to the manufacturer and anyone along the distribution line can be held liable. Part of the difficulty with these cases lies in determining who is responsible for your specific injuries and finding the evidence you need to hold them accountable.
There is no standard for how much product liability cases are worth, and every case differs based on factors such as the severity of your injuries, how your injuries were caused, and what future expenses you have as a result of your injuries. You may be eligible to recover damages for medical bills resulting from the defective product, lost wages for time out of work, any out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries, physical pain and mental suffering, and any permanent disability.
A defective product claim could involve almost any type of commercial product. The injuries can range from broken bones, to catastrophic injuries through to death. When a car or auto product fails, the danger to the driver and passengers is extreme; whether the situation involves a faulty tire, braking system, seat belt, airbags that fail to deploy, seat backs that fail, roof crush due to a design flaw or any other defective product, our firm has the experience that you need on your side. You can contact a West Virginia attorney at our office by calling toll-free at 800-900-0673 or locally at 304-853-0175.