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Virginia Beach Product Liability Lawyers

What to Do If You Were Injured by a Defective or Dangerous Product

Thousands of injuries are caused each year by dangerous and defective products. Manufacturers or sellers, suppliers of parts, wholesalers, retail stores—in fact, any person or business 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.

If you were injured or your loved one was killed by a defective product, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights. You do not have to accept the first low offer made by the liable insurance company. In fact, these insurance companies will often do anything they can to avoid paying out the full value of your claim. A skilled Virginia Beach product liability lawyer from Breit Drescher Imprevento can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have been helping injured individuals throughout the Greater Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area since 1988.

Reach out to our firm for a free consultation today. Call (757) 330-4099 or fill out and submit an online contact form.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability essentially describes the responsibility of product manufacturers, designers, and distributors to create, produce, and sell products that are reasonably safe for consumer use. When companies cut corners or prioritize profits over safety, defective products can make their way onto the consumer market.

Under Virginia law, there are three major causes of defective products:

  • Defective designs or flaws resulting from faults in the engineering or design process
  • Products that are manufactured improperly or not according to design
  • Products that are improperly labeled, come with unclear or incomplete instructions, and/or do not warn consumers about hidden dangers

Attorney Mike Imprevento heads the product liability division of Breit Drescher Imprevento. 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.

How Product Liability Cases Work

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 write down 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 at (757) 330-4099 to speak with one of our product liability lawyers in Virginia Beach.

  • The entire staff at Breit, Drescher, Imprevento provided excellent legal counsel and sound direction on which you can depend.

    - G. Conklin

  • I never once had to worry about my case or had to figure anything out on my own, they were by my side every step of the way until my case was successfully settled.

    - T. Parsons

  • Everyone who worked on my son’s case made me feel like it was a top priority. Their diligence allowed me to focus on my son’s health. They did everything else. They are like family.

    - R. Dalton

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