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How A Product Can Be Defective

In some cases, the cause of an injury caused by an unsafe product may seem at first to be a human error. It often takes further investigation by accident reconstruction specialists or people with technical expertise specific to the product to determine that a product defect caused the accident. As an example, a defective automotive component may cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle and crash. The initial accident report may not identify the defective product as the cause.
A product may be defective in three ways and be the basis of a product liability claim in Virginia:

Design Defect

If a product has a defective design, it may cause an injury no matter how well made the product is. For example, a vehicle may have a design defect that makes it more prone to roll over, or an airbag may have a defective design that causes it to explode.

Manufacturing Defect

A defect may be introduced during the manufacturing process if substandard materials are used or a manufacturer fails to have property quality control. Errors in the manufacturing and assembly process may require consumer safety alerts and recalls.

Failure to Warn

A manufacturer has a responsibility to warn users of known hazards associated with the product, unless the risk is so obvious that a warning should not be needed. A manufacturer or seller cannot be held liable if a product is generally known to be unsafe by an ordinary consumer.

Defective Products And Product Liability Cases

Any product that has a faulty design or a manufacturing defect that makes it unsafe can cause serious harm. Businesses have a legal duty to manufacture and market products that are safe when used as directed and to warn consumers adequately of any dangers of using the product. Unfortunately, some products are put on the market and sold to the public before the harmful side effects of the product are clearly understood. Product liability cases may involve unsafe appliances, prescription medications, machinery, power tools, medical devices, unsafe toys, automobiles and many other products. Consumers in Virginia who are harmed by a defective product may have a right to seek compensation for their medical bills and other related losses. But product injury cases are complicated and require the guidance and legal knowledge of an experienced product liability attorney.

Types of Cases Our Product Liability Attorneys Handle

Our Lynchburg Product Liability Lawyers handle a wide range of cases involving unsafe and defectively designed products.
Among the common types are:


Dangerous Drugs

Some prescription drugs cause serious unintended side effects that can cause lasting harm or be deadly. Drug manufacturers have a legal duty to make drugs that are safe and effective when used as directed and to warn of any known dangers. But many drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cause harm. Some manufacturers push drugs onto the market before the effects of the medication are well understood.


Defective Medical Devices

Patients trust that the medical device that their doctor uses has been FDA-approved and the risks of using it are well understood. Some medical devices are defective and cause unintended side effects and serious complications. A patient may have to undergo a follow-up surgical procedure or multiple procedures to remove and replace the defective device.


Auto Defects

Many safety innovations in new cars are designed to protect occupants in the event of a crash. But a defective automotive component that fails at a critical moment may cause serious injuries or deaths. In recent years, product safety recalls have flagged record numbers of defective auto parts, including faulty ignition switches, airbags, tires, seat belts and other components.


Tools and Electrical Equipment

Inadequate warnings on power tools and equipment can lead to serious injuries and electrical shocks. Even a person who is following the safety precautions can be injured due to manufacturing defects or unanticipated hazards related to the product’s use.

Guiding You Through The Claims Process

With more than 70 years of combined experience in personal injury law, the attorneys at Trost Injury Law Firm are ready to fight for you if an unsafe product has harmed you or your loved one. Our attorneys strongly believe that manufacturers should be held accountable when their products cause preventable injuries. We are committed to pursuing the compensation you need to get back on your feet. A product that has caused you harm likely has harmed others as well. Focusing attention on a defective product can prevent others in Virginia from suffering similar injuries and make the community safer

Schedule Your Free Case Review


A company or corporation should be held responsible if the product is shown to be dangerous to the public due to poor manufacturing, design, or lack of proper warnings or instruction. At the law office of Randall J. Trost, P.C. we can help! Call us today at (434) 528-4222 to schedule your free case reviw. We have offices in Lynchburg and Danville for your convenience.

Benefits Of Hiring Our Personal Injury Lawyers


Many accident victims come out on the other side of an accident feeling unsure of their rights, uncertain about their rights, and unclear about the future. We know that you – and your family – may be grappling with a life-changing event. For this reason, and many others, we take the time to actually hear out your concerns or questions. We pursue every possible avenue to vindicate your rights.


Skilled & Experience

Our team has had decades of first hand trial experience. Unlike other firms that settle a case quickly, we are able to use our wealth of trial experience to the advantage of our clients.

You pay nothing upfront

Because we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case. An agreed upon percentage of the final recovery will be used to pay for our services.

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It will not cost you anything to get started on your case. Request a no-obligation, risk-free consultation and case review by filling out an online form or calling our office today.

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Our dedication to each and every client provides a formidable ally in your fight. We are determined to hold opposing parties accountable and make sure they act in good faith.

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Randall J. Trost, P.C

Main Office
801 Main Street, 10th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Secondary Office
122 S Market St.
#B, Danville, VA 24541