West Virginia Trial Lawyers Fighting for People Who Have Been Injured by a Defective Product
Dangerous and defective products injure people in West Virginia and worldwide every day. Whether it is a malfunctioning kitchen appliance, a children’s toy that does not work as advertised, or another consumer product that does more harm than good, these products can cause severe and even life-threatening injuries. At Crim Law, we help people injured by a wide range of harmful products fight back and get compensation for their injuries. The attorneys at Crim Law will work tirelessly and fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve and guide you through the legal process with experience and compassion.
Types of Product Defects
Although product defects can come in all shapes and sizes, they are often divided into three categories:
- Design: The concept behind the product is flawed, making it dangerous to use.
- Manufacturing: An error in the production of the product makes it dangerous to users.
- Use: Manufacturers and retailers have a responsibility to describe how products are intended to be used and to warn of certain risks.
Identifying the specific defect is crucial in proving liability for injuries caused by the product. Our firm’s West Virginia defective products attorney will thoroughly investigate the accident to identify the defect that caused you to be injured and build the strongest possible claim for money damages.
Inherently Dangerous Products: Duty to Warn
Some products are considered inherently dangerous because of the risks that they pose. Examples of inherently dangerous products include everything from kitchen knives and lawn and garden tools to trampolines, heavy machinery, and firearms.
The makers of the products are required to warn people of the inherent dangers properly. That includes risks associated with the product’s intended use and certain potential misuse.
A manufacturer that does not live up to this responsibility is likely to be considered negligent and responsible for any injuries caused by the product.
Catastrophic Injuries Caused By West Virginia Defective Products
Harmful and defective products can cause a wide range of injuries, from the relatively minor bumps and bruises to the more severe ones that put people’s lives at risk.
Catastrophic injuries are those that cause permanent disability, disfigurement, or death. Catastrophic injuries often prevent the injured person from returning to school, their job, or their career, being able to attend to the daily activities they enjoyed before the accident or being able to enjoy the life they previously lived. Catastrophic injuries are life-changing occurrences for the people and families affected.
Common catastrophic injuries include:
- Severe burns or disfigurement
- Internal organ damage
- Vision loss
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
Because of the extensive long-term impact of these injuries, it is particularly important to identify everyone potentially liable for a catastrophic injury and to make sure that they are held fully responsible.
Speak With a West Virginia Defective Products Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by a malfunctioning or harmful product, a West Virginia product defect attorney at Crim Law can help.
Our office is conveniently located in Clarksburg, and we are pleased to serve clients throughout the region. Contact us by phone or online to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced product defect lawyers.