Product Liability Accident Injury Lawyers

Washington State law provides a system to help protect consumers from defectively designed, produced, or manufactured products. Within this system of law, injured people can hold manufacturers accountable for injuries resulting from the use of dangerous or defective products that have been sold to the public.
 
Generally speaking, there are four major types of product liability claims:
 
Design defects – occur when a product has been designed with a flaw and is unsafe;
Manufacturing defects – occur when a product has come off the production line with a flaw, and is unsafe as a result; 
Warning defects – occur when a product or product packaging does not give adequate warnings or instructions and is therefore unsafe; and
Breaches of warranty – occur when manufacturers break promises or guarantees about the life or effectiveness of a product. 
 
The term “product” is an umbrella term that includes many- if not most- types of goods and wares. Under Washington law, a product can be something we use on a daily basis, such as consumable foods, clothing, shoes, or medicine. A product can also be part of a home or workspace, such as a computer, a television, or a printer. Vehicles used for daily transportation or recreation like boats, ATVs, or bicycles are also all considered products. In other words- products can be a fast food hamburger, a child’s doll, or a sports car. The possibilities are endless. 
 
It is simple concept- without accountability, there can be no change.
Holding companies and manufacturers accountable for injuries caused by defective products is a challenging and complex endeavor. If you think you have a potential products liability claim, here are some tips that will help GLP Attorneys or other legal counsel investigate your claim and hold the manufacturers accountable for your injury. It is simple concept- without accountability, there can be no change.
 
  1. Take photos of the product or scene where the injury occurred;
  2. If possible, take a timely video of the product or area where the injury occurred;
  3. Preserve and keep the product in a safe place; 
  4. If an item has an EDR (electronic data recorder) or similar system, request the data for your records;
  5. Talk to witnesses who saw the injury occur and get written statements;
  6. Keep receipts, instruction booklets, and packaging when possible; and
  7. Call an attorney ASAP to discuss your claim.

GLP Attorneys has been bringing justice and peace of mind to injured individuals throughout Washington State for over thirty years. GLP has represented individuals and their families who have sustained injuries from defective and unsafe products. Our firm is committed to do our part for those we represent as well as those people who could be harmed in the future. GLP has and will continue to challenge corporations and manufacturers to do better and take responsibility for their mistakes.

If you have a potential product liability case you would like to discuss, please call our main office line at 800.273.5005 or email our attorneys at attorneys@glpattorneys.com to schedule a free lawyer consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.