If You Were Hurt By A Dangerous Product, Call Our Law Firm
Vancouver, WA attorney Colin Scott fights for victims
People buy all types of products every day for many different uses. We usually don’t think of these products as harmful when used as instructed. But negligence by manufacturers or other parties can make products dangerous, resulting in personal injury. If you’ve been hurt through the use of a dangerous product, The Scott Law Firm, PLLC can help.
When we spend our hard-earned money on a product, we expect that it will be safe to use. And yet this isn't always the case. Every year, thousands are injured and killed by dangerous and defective products. That is why the State of Washington affords broad protection to consumers against dangerous and defective products. Examples include:
- Vehicle related injuries (exploding airbags, defective tires, etc.)
- Workplace accidents (defective safety equipment, unguarded saws, etc.)
- Dangerous children's toys & clothing (toys containing lead, flammable clothing, etc.)
- Asbestos (insulation, building supplies, irrigation pipe, gaskets, etc.)
Caveat emptor ("let the buyer beware") is thankfully no longer the law in the state of Washington. Products should be safe to use for their intended purpose, and manufacturers and sellers must warn consumers about the dangers associated with using their products. This requirement includes providing adequate warnings and instructions to the consumer.
But manufacturers often deny responsibility for injuries caused by their products. These companies can also afford high-powered lawyers to fight your claim. That's why you need an attorney on your side who is dedicated to helping you get justice.
You can count on Colin
Colin Scott knows how to investigate an accident and obtain facts. He knows where to look for evidence that your injury was caused by a dangerous or defective product. He knows how to build a strong case that manufacturers and their insurance companies can't ignore. This alone is sometimes enough to convince insurance companies it is in their best interest to negotiate a settlement.
The Washington Products Liability Act establishes the responsibility that manufacturers, designers, sellers and other parties have to protect consumers. The statute sets two tests for determining whether a product can be considered unreasonably dangerous – a consumer expectations test and a risk/utility test. Attorney Colin Scott knows the law and can assess how it applies to your case.
If you have been injured due to a defective product, Colin can fight for a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It also includes compensation for lost wages if you were left unable to work. And it can include compensation for other damages as well, such as pain and suffering, disability, and disfigurement.
These cases can take a significant amount of time to resolve. And we know the last thing you need right now is another bill. That's why we operate on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no fees up front. And you pay us nothing if we lose.
Contact us today for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, we encourage you to consult an attorney as soon as possible. It can take time to gather facts and build a case. And there is a deadline (known as the statute of limitations) that limits the amount of time you have to take legal action after your injury. This time limit can vary depending on the facts in your situation. If you wait too long, your claim is lost and you can no longer seek compensation for your injuries.
Don't wait, act now. Call us at 360-718-3640 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a product liability attorney. Colin can meet with you personally. He will review the details of your case, explain your legal options and answer any questions you have.