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Injured by a Defective Product in Norfolk, VA?

When it comes to product liability cases, it is crucial to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney by your side. If you have been injured or suffered damages due to a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we have a team of dedicated attorneys who specialize in product liability law in Norfolk, Virginia. Our goal is to provide expert legal representation and guide you through the complex process of pursuing a product liability claim.

Request a free consultation today by calling (855) 880-8163 or contacting us online.

Understanding Product Liability Claims in Virginia

Product liability laws in Virginia govern the legal responsibilities of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers for injuries or damages caused by defective or dangerous products. These laws provide consumers with legal recourse in the event of harm resulting from a product's design, manufacturing, or labeling.

Virginia, product liability claims can be based on three main legal theories:

  1. Negligence: Under a negligence theory, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant (manufacturer, distributor, or seller) owed a duty of care, breached that duty, and the breach of duty caused the plaintiff's injuries. Manufacturers have a duty to design, produce, and distribute safe products, while distributors and sellers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they sell are safe for consumers.
  2. Strict Liability: Virginia follows the doctrine of strict liability in product liability cases. Strict liability allows a plaintiff to hold a defendant liable for injuries caused by a defective product, regardless of whether the defendant was negligent. To succeed in a strict liability claim, the plaintiff must establish that the product was defective and unreasonably dangerous, the defect existed when it left the defendant's control, and the defect caused the plaintiff's injuries.
    • Virginia recognizes three types of defects:
      • Manufacturing Defects: These occur when a product deviates from its intended design during the manufacturing process, making it more dangerous than intended.
      • Design Defects: These involve inherent flaws in a product's design, making it unreasonably dangerous even when manufactured correctly.
      • Failure to Warn: This occurs when a product lacks adequate warnings or instructions about its proper use, which can lead to injury or harm.
  3. Breach of Warranty: Virginia law recognizes two types of warranties: express and implied. Express warranties are explicitly stated by the manufacturer or seller, while implied warranties arise from the sale of goods. When a product fails to meet the warranties provided, and the failure causes injury, the injured party may bring a breach of warranty claim against the responsible party.

Common Types of Product Liability Cases

Here are some common types of product liability cases:

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Liability: These cases involve drugs, medications, or medical devices that cause harm or injury to patients.
  • Food and Beverage Product Liability: Cases in this category involve contaminated or defective food or beverages that cause illness, injury, or allergic reactions.
  • Automotive Product Liability: These cases involve defects in vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, or parts, that result in accidents, injuries, or fatalities. Defective components like tires, brakes, airbags, or electronic systems can be the basis of such claims.
  • Children's Products: This category includes cases related to products designed for children, such as toys, cribs, car seats, or strollers.
  • Industrial or Machinery Defects: Cases involving industrial machinery, equipment, or tools can arise if defects or flaws in their design or manufacture cause accidents, injuries, or property damage in the workplace.

Contact Our Norfolk Product Liability Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, it is essential to consult with a knowledgeable product liability attorney. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals harmed by dangerous products. Our Norfolk product liability lawyers have the skills and resources to pursue your claim and seek the compensation you deserve.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us online or by phone at (855) 880-8163.


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