|PRODUCT LIABILITY INJURIES|
Thousands of injuries are caused each year by dangerous and defective products. Manufacturers or sellers; suppliers of parts; wholesalers, retail stores, in fact any of those involved in supplying a dangerous product can be held liable. Typically, injuries of this kind are covered under what is known as product liability law.
What is Product Liability? Under Virginia law, there are three major causes of defective products. They can include, but are not limited to:
Virginia attorney Mike Imprevento heads the product liability division of Breit, Drescher Imprevento & Walker. In addition to handling cases of defective design for SUVs, trucks, boats and small planes, Mike and his staff have handled cases involving pharmaceuticals, power tools and industrial machinery, food, asbestos, lead paint, defective medical devices and contraceptives, and many other products that have caused harm to the public, civilians and the military.
If you are injured by a defective product, you may have an easier time recovering compensation for your injuries than those injured in other ways. This is because special rules and approaches apply in the area of product liability law. It is important to gather as much information as soon as possible. Record what happened, get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses, and anything else you feel should be recorded. This information will be incredibly helpful to you and your attorney during the claims process.
In a Virginia court, a person may make a claim against a manufacturer or seller for either negligence or breach of warranty. In most types of personal injury law, to hold someone liable for your injuries, you must show that they were negligent, and that their negligence caused your injuries. However, in a breach of warranty action, you can recover damages without actually showing that the manufacturer or seller was negligent. Anyone who regularly sells or rents a product and warrants that the product is safe, fit and merchantable is as responsible as the designer or manufacturer. This ultimately benefits consumers who seek to recover damages in court.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a product you bought, the law is on your side. Contact Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker at 757-622-6000 or email us today for a free and immediate review of your case.
Mikes radio show “The Mike Imprevento Show” ( Sats from 2-4 pm EST on AM 790 WNIS Norfolk VA) focuses on law and politics and there is always talk about motorcycle issues and events. Mikes guests always include local and national figures known to all who love to ride and the show is as diverse as the bikes Mike loves to ride.
Mike understands the sport and has raced his Harley in East Coast Timing Association events, but he knows how important it is to be safe and conscientious of the cage drivers. Mike held class records in the MPS- PG 3000/4 class on his 2005 Electra Glide and looks forward to campaigning that bike at ECTAs new home in Wilmington Ohio during the 2012 season. He also has traveled cross country on another of his Harleys for charity and annually logs thousands and thousands of miles. Land Speed Racing and years of street riding have given Mike a unique insight into the dynamics of a motorcycle accident and has enabled him to obtain great results for his clients including punitive damage verdicts and John Doe verdicts from hit and run drivers. Mike has a great relationship with industry icons and rider engineers who provide assistance in investigating and pursuing motorcycle cases. Mike is also Chair of the Motorcycle Subsection of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group a national group of dedicated product liability attorneys and he has handled such cases against defendants who manufacture and sell dangerous products that hurt and kill conscientious riders. Cases involving windscreens, frames and other components have been pursued in the name of promoting safety for all of us riders... Read More
On August 5, 2010 Jeffrey Breit talked with Ed Schultz about the BP claims and documentation process. Still no date set on when the checks will deploy. Visit the link for the full interview.... Read More
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