Product Liability FAQs
Answers when You’ve Been Injured by a Defective Product
Product liability cases in Virginia can be complicated. Don’t let
a serious injury permanently affect you, your family, and your ability
to provide for your future.
When you’ve been injured,
contact the Lynchburg office of Randall J. Trost, P.C. at 434.738.2300 to schedule your
free case evaluation.
I’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product. What should I do?
Seek medical attention immediately. Remember to save any physical evidence,
especially the defective product itself. Following treatment, consult
an experienced product liability attorney. We can help to research whether
there has been a recall of the defective product and take action against
any liable parties.
What will I need to provide to pursue a product liability case?
There are a few very important things to retain and gather before you file
a product liability lawsuit.
- The product itself (remember to keep it!)
- Information regarding it’s purchase
- Any information or instructions that came with the product
- Copies of medical records
- Receipts and records of any property damage and missed time at work due
to the injury
It is best to keep as thorough a documentation as possible regarding the
details of the accident, any witness statements and information, and how
the injury has affected you.
How long do I have to file my case?
Time is of the essence in all personal injury claims. Every state has a
“statute of limitations” for filing. Don’t hesitate,
call our Lynchburg personal injury lawyers immediately so that we can
begin working on your behalf.
What do you need to prove in a dangerous or defective products case?
Most of the time, product liability cases are based on strict liability.
This means that you don’t have to prove fault or negligence, but
rather that the product itself was defective and that it caused your injury
due to the defect.