When a product is made available for purchase, it is reasonable to assume that it is safe for use. Unfortunately, all products are not created equally. If a defective product injures you, you should not be responsible for covering the cost of your injury-related expenses. Medical treatment lost wages, and lost earning potential can all have a significant impact on your life and financial stability. When a product’s manufacturer, designer, or distributor fails to hold up their end of the bargain, hire an attorney to help you recover what you’ve lost.
A skilled defective product lawyer in Washington D.C. will look at the facts of your case, evaluate the danger that the product posed to you, and fight against any defenses that the at-fault party may attempt to use. Holding the at-fault party accountable for the harm they caused is crucial, not only in making sure that you recover compensation but also in making sure that the at-fault entities face the consequences for endangering public safety.
The team at CHASENBOSCOLO has decades of experience fighting for people who have been injured by dangerous issues in the design, manufacturing, transport, or retail of a product. Within this time, we have recovered over 750 million dollars for injury victims who need it most. Your safety and wellbeing are paramount to us, and we fight to make sure that you have the resources that you need to recover from your injuries. To speak with a member of our team about your legal options, give us a call at (301) 220-0050 today.
Do I Need a Defective Product Lawyer?
If you are serious about recovering compensation commensurate with your losses, find a skilled lawyer to manage your case. The truth is, if you file a claim against a negligent manufacturer, designer, or any at-fault party along the distribution chain, they are not likely to accept your claims without a fight. A knowledgeable attorney can fight against any defenses that the responsible parties may attempt to use. Washington D.C. observes a pure contributory negligence law, which means that if you are found even slightly accountable for your injuries, the value of your claim can be undermined.
Some common defenses that the at-fault party may use include:
- Assumption of Risk – The at-fault party may argue that you knew of and accepted the risks that the product posed.
- Unforeseeable Use – The defendant may argue that you used the product in a way in which the designer or manufacturer did not intend and could not anticipate.
- Substantial Change – The at-fault party may claim that you altered the product before using it and that this alteration ultimately led to your injury.
Having a lawyer who understands what you’ve been through, how you’ve suffered, and what you’ve lost is crucial in fighting against these defenses. Negligent companies should be made to pay when their actions result in injuries to their customers.
In days, weeks, even months following a significant injury, the prospect of hiring a lawyer can seem somewhat daunting, especially if you’re dealing with substantial pain and medical expenses. The right team will make the process as easy as possible, shifting the burden of your case away from you and allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO are committed to fighting for what’s right. When dangerous products are released onto the market, we step in to make sure that injury victims receive the justice they deserve. We have built our reputation on excellence and treating our clients like family. When you decide to trust your case to our lawyers, we do not take this responsibility lightly. By working tirelessly, applying decades of legal experience, and remaining committed to open communication, we make your experience as effortless and rewarding as possible.
Over the years, we have won over 750 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. In every case that we take, we are ambitious in what we pursue, seeking the maximum amount of compensation possible. The cost of an injury extends beyond finances and impacts non-economic factors like quality of life and physical wellbeing. When determining the value of your claim, we take all of these factors into consideration to make sure that your needs are fully accounted for.
Our product defect attorneys understand the financial strain that you are facing when you search for an attorney. For this reason, we offer a No Fee Guarantee®, which means that unless we secure a favorable settlement or verdict for you, you don’t pay us a dime. Your financial situation shouldn’t bar you from hiring a capable lawyer. To discuss your case with a member of our team, call (301) 220-0050 today for a free consultation.
Defective Product Cases We Handle
From the cars that we drive to the medication that we take and the tools we use, it is essential that the products that we rely on work like they’re supposed to. Though product liability cases can occur for several reasons, the following are the three most common reasons a product may be dangerous:
- Manufacturing Defects – A manufacturing defect can occur when products are made with cheap or defective materials. Other significant issues can also cause manufacturing defects with the facility in which products are being fabricated.
- Design Defects – When issues with the design of a product are not found and ruled out in the prototyping phase, dangerous products can go on to production and end up available for public consumption. Profound design flaws can cause widespread injury to consumers and result in a class action lawsuit or multidistrict litigation.
- Inadequate Labeling or Warning – The makers of a product owe consumers information about the potential dangers of their product. If a manufacturer fails to provide adequate labeling or warnings about their product, they could be found responsible for any damage that occurs to consumers as a result of these omissions.
The products that you buy should be an asset, not a threat. If you have been hurt because of manufacturing, design, or labeling errors, reach out to an attorney at CHASENBOSCOLO to discuss your case in more depth.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you’re searching for a lawyer after being injured by a dangerous product, we know you have questions. Our defective product attorneys are ready to address any of your concerns. We know taking the first step toward finding a lawyer can be difficult, so read over our frequently asked questions and give us a call at (301) 220-0050 for a free case evaluation.
How long do I have to file a defective product claim in Washington, D.C.?
D.C. Code § 12-301(8) (2016) allows injury victims up to three years to file a claim. If you fail to take action within this window of time, you will not likely be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Though you technically have three years to file an injury claim in Washington D.C., it is best to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out for help, the sooner your injury lawyer will begin collecting evidence and building your case, which can be incredibly beneficial to your legal outcome.
What needs to be proven to have a successful product defect claim?
Each case has a set of unique circumstances, and your lawyer will tailor their approach to fit your case. Generally, your lawyer will use the evidence of your case to prove the following: you suffered injuries, the product is unsafe or defective, the defect was ultimately the cause of your injury, and that you were using the product correctly at the time of injury.
Who is responsible for my injuries?
Depending on the specific factors of your case, the at-fault party could include one or multiple entities involved in the distribution chain. The chain of distribution can consist of the product designer, manufacturer, retailer, wholesaler, consultants, contractors, and engineers. It is necessary to evaluate every involved party’s role in the fabrication of the product. Considering every possible source of compensation ensures that every party responsible for your injury is held accountable.
How much is my claim worth?
The value of your claim will depend on a variety of factors including the nature and severity of your injury, how much time you’re injury kept you from working as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. Typically the more severe the injury is, the more compensation you may be eligible to recover. Each case is different, and your lawyer will help determine precisely how much your particular case is worth.
Reach Out to CHASENBOSCOLO Today
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous product, you are confronting challenges relating to exorbitant medical expenses, lost wages, and physical pain. You do not need to manage your situation alone. With decades of experience, both successfully negotiating settlements and fighting product liability cases in court, the team at CHASENBOSCOLO is ready to support you. You deserve a lawyer that is as dedicated to your case as you are. Call us today at (301) 220-0050 to speak with a Washington D.C. injury attorney about your case.