What does the law say about Defective and Dangerous products?
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed by defective and dangerous products ranging from automobiles, dangerous toys, household appliances, industrial equipment, drugs and medical devices.
Most people assume that everyday consumer goods, ranging from cars to drugs to appliances to toys, tools and other common household products, are carefully tested and approved by the manufacturer and government. But design problems, insufficient warnings, and manufacturing defects can make ordinarily safe items dangerous and sometimes, deadly. Those injured or killed by defective products may be able to hold the maker responsible under the law. This area of law is commonly referred to as “Product Liability Law” or “Products Liability Law.”
When a manufacturer fails to use the care necessary to provide a product that is reasonably safe, oftentimes the result is life-long catastrophic injuries for the unsuspecting user. If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, filing a lawsuit against the negligent party may not only benefit and protect you, but also force the manufacturer to design a safer product so that others can be spared from suffering similar injuries. Contact Attorney Billy Breit today to see if you have a case.
What is Maritime Law?
Maritime law, also referred to as Admiralty law, governs the relationships between private entities which operate vessels in navigable waters. It provides specialized regulations for personal injuries that occur on the water or aboard any type of sea craft.
It differs from other areas of law in that lawsuits are based upon whether the vessel was operating in navigable waters, whether the vessel was considered on-shore or off-shore and often encompasses international defendants and law. Maritime law protects seamen (and women) for injuries they might receive while aboard a vessel.
Due to the complexity of maritime law, plaintiffs are best served by retaining the counsel of a qualified attorney who specializes in this type of law, such as Breit Law.
What are the most common types of Personal Injury we see?
The most common types of personal injury claims we see in the state of Virginia are automobile accidents, accidents at work, railroad accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, ‘slip and fall’ or tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, brain injury, product defect accidents (product liability) and medical malpractice.
What is the definition for Serious Personal Injury?
According to Wikipedia, Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts. Breit Law specializes in helping victims in all types of Serious Personal Injury.