Aggressive Representation For Victims Injured By Defective Products
America has a consumer culture. Here, we rely on the products we buy to make our lives easier, healthier and more entertaining, and we assume that products on store shelves have been vetted as safe. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Every year, millions of Americans suffer injuries and even death due to dangerous and defective products.
If you or someone you love has been harmed, you can seek compensation in what’s known as a product liability lawsuit with the help of a skilled attorney. I am Virginia King, founder of ViKing Law and a lawyer with nearly two decades of experience. Earlier in my career, I worked in insurance defense. I now use that insider knowledge to fight for those who have been injured by the negligence of individuals and businesses. I want to help you, too.
Examples Of Dangerous And Defective Products
Although the details differ, products are usually defective for one or more of the following reasons: A problem in how the product was designed, a problem with how it was manufactured or a problem with instructions and warnings accompanying the product.
There are countless examples of defective products that cause severe injuries or even death to consumers who buy and use them. A select list includes:
- Automotive air bags that inflate with too much force, exploding and sending shrapnel flying
- E-cigarettes (vape pens) with defective batteries that can explode in a user’s pocket, hand or mouth
- Children’s toys made with lead paint or other hazardous materials
- Ladders and other equipment that can fall apart due to low-quality welds
- Children’s pajamas that lack fire-resistant properties, resulting in burn injuries
- Power tools and other equipment that can malfunction and injure the user
- Pharmaceutical drugs that fail to include warnings about dangerous side effects that were known to the manufacturer
- Baby cribs or cradles that can collapse, trapping and suffocating infants
- Elevators and escalators that malfunction during use, seriously injuring passengers
As you can see, the possibilities are seemingly endless.
Pennsylvania’s Laws Are Friendly To Consumers
In some states, injured consumers need to prove that a company was careless or negligent in product design, manufacture or failure to warn in order to be eligible for compensation. Thankfully, that’s not the case in Pennsylvania. Under state law, manufacturers and retailers are considered strictly liable for defective products, so long as the product was defective when it left their control and later caused injuries or harm to a consumer. There is no need to prove negligence.
This does not mean that winning a product liability case is automatic. You still need the help of an experienced injury attorney. But Pennsylvania’s laws make it considerably easier to claim compensation after a defective product-related injury than it would be in some other states.
Contact My Firm To Learn How I Can Help
ViKing Law is based in Langhorne, and I serve clients throughout the Philadelphia area. If you were injured by a product you believe was defective, I invite you to contact my firm to discuss your concerns in a free consultation. To get started, simply call 267-703-0144 or submit an online contact form.