People have the right to assume that the products they purchase and use are reasonably safe. When that assumption proves to be false, however, and you are injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have a right to hold the manufacturer, designer or seller liable. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we are tireless advocates for clients in the Washington area and throughout District of Columbia who’ve been injured by a range of products, from defective medical devices to faulty household appliances. We will press for the maximum possible compensation for medical costs, lost wages, property damage and other losses. Think you have a case? Contact us online or at (202) 919-6463.
How Do Lawyers Prove a Defective Product Claim in Washington D.C.?
To prove your defective product claim, we must be able to establish that:
- You suffered an injury or loss.
- The product that injured you is defective.
- That defect caused your injury.
- You were using the product as it was intended to be used.
As experienced products liability lawyers, we know that product defects can occur at any part of the chain of manufacture:
- Design — The product defect originated in its design.
- Manufacture — The defect took place during the manufacturing process.
- Labeling — The product failed to carry adequate labeling for safe use or warnings of potential dangers.
Whether you’ve been injured by a defective medical device, automotive part, household cleaning product, industrial machinery and equipment, or contaminated food, we will work to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm you’ve suffered. You can rely on our resources and skills to challenge even the largest companies when their products injure our clients. With assistance from qualified medical and engineering professionals, our attorneys thoroughly investigate each case to develop the most effective strategies.
Why Should You Contact A Product Liability Lawyer in D.C.?
It’s important to consult an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured by a product. By immediately investigating your claim and preserving crucial evidence while it is still fresh, we have an advantage when it comes to proving your case. It’s also important to file within the statute of limitations: under D.C. law, you must bring your claim within a set period of time after the injury was or should have been discovered, or you will lose your right to sue. When you hire us, you can count on aggressive advocacy from the start. We will get to work immediately to provide the tenacious representation you deserve.