The purchase of a consumer product generally comes with the assurance that it is safe with reasonable use. However, items ranging from fresh produce to furniture to children’s toys cause serious and even life-threatening injuries each year. If you or a loved one has been hurt because of a defective or unsafe product, you may have a valid personal injury claim, and a lawyer in Gaithersburg can help you attain your rightful damages. Product liability claims typically assert that negligence was involved in the design, construction, or distribution of a product. For instance, even if a product is generally safe, if it does not come with adequate instructions regarding proper usage, you may have a product liability claim because of this omission of information. Harm incurred from a defective product can result in long-term disability or loss of life. It can also lead to severe financial distress for families who have costly healthcare bills and no income to pay for them. A personal injury lawyer can see to it that you receive a fair personal injury settlement for your suffering and financial losses that can alleviate your monetary strain.