Author: Amy S. Whitelaw, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer
Consumers purchase goods and services with the expectation that they will be safe and function properly. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Products may fail and consequently cause injury to innocent people. If the product itself is what causes the injury, a person may have a products liability claim. But if a person is harmed by the way a product has been advertised or offered, there may be another avenue under which they can recover for the harm.
The Virginia Consumer Protection Act was first enacted in 1977 to “promote fair and ethical standards of dealings between suppliers and the consuming public.” The Act…