Millions of injuries and thousands of fatalities are caused by defective products every year. Unfortunately, many defective product injuries go unreported because people do not want to take on large sellers and manufacturers in a personal injury claim to recover the compensation that they deserve. At the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC, our Morgantown personal injury attorneys understand that claims against large corporate entities may seem intimidating to injured individuals. However, our attorneys have dedicated their careers to advocating for injured clients. Our law firm is not afraid to take on any type of defendant, including large corporate clients with significant resources.
Dangerous And Defective Product Practice
Product liability claims are different from other types of personal injury cases with specific West Virginia laws that apply to defective product claims. Our West Virginia personal injury attorneys know product liability law and have experience recovering compensation for clients who have been injured by dangerous products.
Our practice is dedicated to helping injured parties and their families, and we believe that we have a duty to hold product manufacturers and distributors accountable in the interest of public safety. When sellers and manufacturers know that they will have to answer for product defects and consumer injuries, they think twice before putting profits ahead of product safety.
We have experience representing clients in all types of defective product cases, such as automobile defects, dangerous children’s toys and products, pharmaceutical defects, and toxic chemical exposure.
West Virginia Product Liability Law
In West Virginia, injured consumers may file a strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty claim against manufacturers and sellers of dangerous and defective products. The unique facts and circumstances of your case will determine the type of claim you will file. In some cases, you may file more than one type of defective product claim against liable parties. Your lawyer will help determine the best legal strategies and theories of recovery to pursue in your case.
Personal Injury Compensation
Compensation under products liability claims is meant to put you in the position you would have been in had the accident and injuries not occurred. This amount is sometimes difficult to determine, especially when your injuries are severe and long-term medical care is necessary. Depending on the defect and your injuries and damages, you may pursue economic and non-economic damages in a defective product case.
Economic damages include any losses you have suffered with a fixed monetary value, such as medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Non-economic damages do not have an assigned monetary value and generally involve pain, suffering, and emotional trauma that you experienced as a result of your injuries and damages.
Defective Product Attorneys
When you buy a consumer product, you have the right to expect that the product is reasonably safe for its intended use and that the manufacturer has tested the product extensively. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous and unsafe defective product, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact a product liability attorney at the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC, for a free consultation and get legal advice. Call (304) 594-1800 or visit our contact page. We represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims in Morgantown and across West Virginia. Our firm represents our clients on a contingency fee basis. We do not collect attorneys’ fees until we have helped you reach a settlement agreement with the defendants or secure a monetary award at trial.