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Holding Businesses Responsible

When you suffer devastating injuries as a result of a malfunctioning or poorly designed product, a highly respected product liability lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses.

As a consumer, when you purchase a product, are entitled to trust that when you use the product as intended, you will be safe. But when a product is defective, faulty, or somehow malfunctions and you are seriously injured, your entire life could be upended through no fault of your own. 

Thankfully, when you have a top-ranked Virginia product liability lawyer at the Halperin Law Center by your side, you can rest easier knowing a team of highly-experienced attorneys is advocating for your rights. If we can take on your case, we will do everything possible to get you the most out of your defective product claim. 

What Does a Product Liability Claim Look Like in Virginia?

After you have been injured due to a defective product, your life could be dramatically altered. In addition to suffering from severe physical injuries, you may be stuck with financial struggles and emotional trauma as a result of the accident. 

Fortunately, Virginia law allows victims to hold those responsible for their injuries accountable in civil court. You might have grounds for a case if the product manufacturer distributor, parts suppliers, and other liable party’s negligence caused your product liability injuries. 

When you pursue a product liability claim, your lawyer will work tirelessly to prove that the defendant is responsible for your injuries and that your losses have negatively impacted your life. If successful, you could be awarded full compensation for your suffering. You should be compensated for all the ways your life has been impacted by the accident.

You may know you should be paid restitution for what you paid for the product, your medical bills, and potentially your loss of income. But there are numerous other financial and non-financial damages you could be entitled to. Some of the most commonly sought-after types of losses include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Reputational damage
  • Loss of household services
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Lost wages

Once your defective product lawyer has carefully reviewed your losses in detail, you will have a better idea of just how much your lawsuit could be worth.

Get Help From An Experienced Attorney

The accident you were involved in was surely traumatic. But your recovery doesn’t have to be. When you are ready to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options for financial recovery, contact the Halperin Law Center today.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have a case?

This answer depends on a variety of factors, but in summary, the injury-causing accident must be the result of the wrongful act of another person or company. According to the Virginia Contributory Negligence law, in most circumstances if you are at all responsible for the accident or injury, you cannot recover. That being said, you should not necessarily trust the opinion or advice of an insurance company or claims adjuster as to whether or not you are at fault or contributed to the accident, as they may not (and likely do not) have your best interests in mind. Contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury or wrongful death law to make this determination.

What is my case worth?

Though very common, this is a difficult question to answer at the beginning of a case. Each case is different, involving multiple factors, many of which may be unknown at the time of your injury. In short, these types of cases are designed to compensate you for damages (physical and financial) you have suffered. The amount of compensation depends on factors such as: severity of the injuries and whether they were permanent or disfiguring; if a hospital stay was required; the amount of time (and/or pay) lost from work; the amount of your past and future medical bills; whether or not surgery was required; and/or available insurance coverage. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the relevant specifics of your situation and estimate the potential value of your case.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

The amount of time you have to make a claim from the date of the accident/injury depends on where the accident happened and the type of claim you are making. In Virginia, it is generally 2 years from the date of the injury, however there are some governmental claims that must be brought within a year. In the District in Columbia, it’s usually 3 years from the date of injury. In Maryland, it’s typically the same. However, there are exceptions, and you should contact a trial lawyer who specializes in personal injury or wrongful death cases in order to determine how long you have to file a claim.

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Whether you’ve been involved in an auto accident, a civil rights violation, or a personal injury, you can rest assured knowing a top-rate Richmond lawyer at Halperin Law Center will give you personalized attention, guidance, and support you deserve. We work tirelessly to help win the compensation and justice you deserve in your case.


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