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Washington, D.C. Product Liability Lawyer

Companies have a duty to their consumers to make certain their products are safe to use, and when they’re not, they may be liable for the repercussions. If you or a loved one ahas been injured due to a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation with a product liability claim. Contact the law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP and speak to a highly skilled product liability lawyer today. We offer free consultations.

Why Choose Us

  • Our Washington DC product liability lawyers draw on more than 38 years of litigation and negotiation experience.
  • We have successfully recovered compensation in cases involving major corporations and businesses.
  • The total recovery amount we have obtained on behalf of injured clients exceeds $1 billion.

Common Types of Defective Products in Washington, D.C.

There are a few industries that commonly have products recalled due to safety concerns:

Children’s Toys

Toys have been the subject in many product liability lawsuits over the years, particularly toys that are easily swallowed by small children and create a choking hazard.

Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals

Hundreds of thousands of people use new drugs or devices before the risks are fully understood.

Auto Manufacturers

Another common source of defective product claims, as many things can go wrong in the design and manufacturing of a vehicle, possibly leading to fatal consequences. Some examples include top-heavy SUVs that were prone to flipping over and defective tires which have caused accidents.

Chemicals or Other Dangerous Materials

A few well-known occurrences of these types of defective products are the Roundup Ready Weedkiller, which has been linked to causing cancer, as well as asbestos which was used in auto manufacturing and building materials, since discovered to cause mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.

Types of Product Defect Claims

There are three typical kinds of product defects that can cause injuries:

Design Defect

When a product is inherently defective and unable to ever be safe.

Manufacturing Defect

A defect that occurs while a product is being made or assembled, usually due to poor workmanship or cheap materials.

Marketing Defect

Also known as failure to warn defects. Products can pose a risk to consumers due to improper labeling, inadequate safety warnings or insufficient instructions.

Why You Need a Defective Products Lawyer

An experienced product liability lawyer will navigate you through the complex personal injury claims process, explain every step along the way, but also handle all aspects of the case for you. That way you will have the opportunity to heal from your injuries. The following will be completed on your behalf:

  • Collecting of records and documentation
  • Interviewing of witnesses
  • Effective legal strategy planning
  • Consulting and the hiring of experts
  • Negotiating with insurers and opposing counsel
  • Represent you in court if a settlement cannot be reached

By hiring of a qualified lawyer, your legal stress will be alleviated as your lawyer will do everything in their power to obtain the compensation you are owed for your injuries.

Contact Us for Help

Our team of highly experienced product liability attorneys at firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP have decades of experience handling injury cases due to defective products. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation.