Charlottesville Product Liability Attorneys

Find the right Product Liability attorney in Charlottesville, VA

Compensation Awards in Virginia

Most of the products offered for sale are reasonably safe, and has been tested to verify this fact. However, in relatively rare cases, a product sold or used in Charlottesville is defective. When a defective product causes an injury, this brings up the area of law called Product Liability.

Laws of Product Liability in Virginia

Defective products are categorized into three different categories in Virginia.

The first is identified as "manufacturing defects." These defects exist when a product is of sound design, but was assembled or built improperly. For example, the design of an electric saw might include an emergency shutoff switch. If this switch was installed improperly, and therefore didn't work, this would be an example of a manufacturing defect.

The second type are design defects. Design defects are found when the plans off of which the products are built are faulty themselves. If, for example, a thermos called for too thin of a material to be used, and hot liquids spilled out and scorched the user, this would be a design defect.

The first is identified as "manufacturing defects." These defects exist when a product is of sound design, but was assembled or built improperly. For example, the design of an electric saw might include an emergency shutoff switch. If this switch was installed improperly, and therefore didn't work, this would be an example of a manufacturing defect.

Find Help for your Product Liability Claim from Lawyers in Charlottesville Virginia

If you own or used a product that has hurt you, and you believe it suffers from one of the above defects, you should talk to a Products Liability attorney in Virginia.

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Life in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is an independent city surrounded by Albemarle County. Being an independent city, it is not actually legally part of the county in which it sits. It runs its own affairs, and unlike other cities, the government of the county in which it sits has no jurisdiction over it. It has a population of about 41,000 people.

Charlottesville was named in 2004 as the best place to live in the United States, in the book Cities Ranked and Rated, due in part to its high quality of life, low cost of living, and mild climate.

The city of Charlottesville is steeped in history. It was the home of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. It is home to the University of Virginia, which was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. Along with Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's estate), the university is an UNESCO World Heritage Site - having been recognized by the United Nations as a place of special historical significance to all of mankind. It is the only university in the U.S., and one of the only manmade structures in the U.S., to be designated a World Heritage Site.

The University of Virginia has one of the best law schools in the country, so you don't need to worry about finding a good Charlottesville, Virginia lawyer, if you ever need one. Charlottesville lawyers are ready to take just about any case that you're likely to face.

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