Author: Christopher M. FitzPatrick

Product Liability Lawyer

The United States is a nation of consumers. We rely on consumer products to improve our everyday lives, from the cars we drive to the coffee makers in our kitchens. Big or small, consumer products drive commerce and make life more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, products don’t always work the way they were intended to function. In the most devastating cases, a person gets injured or killed because a product was designed improperly, a company failed to recall a product, or a manufacturer made a product with a critical flaw.

We Get Compensation for People Hurt by Dangerous Products
When a company manufactures an unsafe product, it should be held accountable for the injuries that result. At FitzPatrick & Associates we have helped clients throughout Washington D.C. get full and fair compensation for injuries caused by dangerous products.

Generally, there are three types of product liability cases. In some cases, a defective product case involves more than one type of claim.

Negligent Design. In some cases, a product contains critical design flaws that make it dangerous before it even goes into production. In these situations, every unit produced is dangerous.

Negligent Manufacture. Sometimes, a defect in the manufacturing process results in some units having dangerous flaws, whereas units produced in other factory runs are unflawed. Only the defective products are dangerous in these cases.

Failure to Warn. Manufacturers have a duty to warn end users about the proper way to use a product, as well as improper uses that could lead to injuries. For example, a product made for an adult may well be perfectly safe when used by an adult, but the same product may be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of a child. In this case, the manufacturer most likely has a duty to warn the consumer about the product’s age restrictions.

Personal Injury Attorney

After a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of accident, you just want someone to help you put your life back together. An experienced personal injury Attorney can be a rock when you feel like you’re drowning in medical bills, doctors’ visits, and calls from the insurance company. It’s a lot to deal with, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Injury Law Firm

At FitzPatrick & Associates, personal injury attorney help people reclaim their lifestyle and their livelihood after an accident. As a victim of negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay for another person’s carelessness.

With more than 20 years’ experience helping injury victims get the justice and compensation they deserve, we are confident we can help you. A litigator with a deep knowledge of personal injury and medical malpractice law. Attorney, Christopher M. FitzPatrickhandles a full range of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Metro and public transportation accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Why You Need Personal Injury Attorney

After an accident or becoming a victim of medical malpractice many people turn to friends or family members for a lawyer’s recommendation. For quite a few people, a car accident or other injury is the first time they have needed a car accident lawyer’s helpand it is critical to choose the right lawyer who has extensive experience in this field.

You deserve the highest level of skill and experience possible. That is what  Maryland car accident lawyer, Christopher M. FitzPatrick and FitzPatrick & Associates offers.

Employment Law Attorney

At FitzPatrick & Associates, our comprehensive employment law practice touches on all matters related to employment discrimination, employees’ rights, wrongful termination, and employment litigation.

Experienced Employment Law Representation.

When your livelihood is threatened, it’s normal to experience a range of emotions. How will you pay your bills if you’re fired? Should you even say anything at all? Will this ruin future prospects in your industry?

No one should ever feel like they have to compromise their rights just to pay their bills or provide for their family. You deserve to work in a fair, supportive environment without fear of harassment, retaliation, or a violation of your rights as a person and a worker.

Protect Your Important Rights

In the U.S., workers in all industries are protected by state and federal laws that guarantee certain wages, safe working conditions, and freedom from abuse in the workplace.

Unfortunately, workers’ rights are violated far too often. Many employees keep silent because they fear a supervisor or an employer will threaten them or otherwise retaliate if they speak up about mistreatment or unfair policies. This is wrong, and it’s why attorney, Christopher FitzPatrick has dedicated his career to helping workers have a voice.

At FitzPatrick & Associates we assist employees in the following employment-related matters:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Misclassification of workers
  • Wrongful termination
  • Title VII cases
  • Workplace discrimination
  • EEOC cases
  • Employment policies
  • Non-compete agreements
  • ERISA and retirement cases

Mr. FitzPatrick also assists employers from a variety of industries in preparing sound, reasonable employment policies and practices that comply with the law and clearly set forth the rights and responsibilities of both the employer and the employee.