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.