Filing an Injury Claim in W. Va. Because of a Defective Recreational Product

Miley Legal Group

A defective recreational product-such as an ATV that has missing parts or a tree stand with poorly constructed fastenings-can mean serious or even fatal injuries for an unsuspecting consumer. When manufacturers, designers and retailers fail to design, produce and sell products that meet safety standards, a victim may have cause to pursue a West Virginia product liability claim.

A product liability claim is the technical name for the type of personal injury claim that is filed in connection with a defective consumer product. Every type of personal injury claim is complicated in its own way, but product liability can be especially tricky because of the nature of the claim. There may be numerous parties involved in the course of a product’s life (designer, manufacturer, marketer, retailer and so on) and therefore, there may be multiple parties who are liable for your injuries.

Another thing to consider when filing a West Virginia product liability claim in connection with injuries sustained from a defective recreational product is that the potential defendants in your case may be located all over the world. For instance, if you are injured while using a defective tree stand, it may be that the tree stand was designed by someone in California, assembled in China using American-made components, distributed by a warehouse in Maryland and later sold to you by an outdoor store in Clarksburg.

Your Clarksburg defective product lawyer can take the lead in investigating all of the parties involved in the production and sale of the dangerous or defective recreational product that played a part in your injuries. They can also use the evidence of your case to determine who should be held liable for your accident injuries and build a case to prove your damages.

When to Contact a Clarksburg Defective Product Lawyer

If you are seriously considering filing a West Virginia product liability claim after suffering an injury while using a defective recreational product, it would be in your best interest to seek answers to your most pressing legal questions. The Miley Legal Group will talk to you about your options. If you have a valid claim, our legal team will work with you every step of the way to fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation – 304-326-1800.