Product Liability

Product Liability

Being the target of a product liability claim can be personally and professionally damaging. Due to multi-million dollar verdicts and large settlements in the State of West Virginia, product liability is an ever-increasing risk to manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of products. If you are a product manufacturer, distributor, or retail seller whose product has caused injury or death, the attorneys at Bailey & Wyant, PLLC can help.

Attorneys at the law firm of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC has represented clients in both State and Federal Courts, involving claims of injury or death allegedly caused by the following products:

  • all-terrain vehicles (ATV's)
  • ​construction, farming, and mining equipment
  • medical devices
  • pharmaceuticals
  • automobiles and motorcycles
  • infant cribs
  • chairs and seats
  • fireworks
  • cranes
  • blasting devices
  • electrical and gas appliances
  • numerous other consumer products

Since our establishment in 2000, we have built a reputation of not backing down when complex legal challenges arise. Our product liability defense attorneys have stood beside businesses, manufacturers, government bodies, and their insurance companies in a wide array of product liability cases, including complex and multi-plaintiff cases.

The firm's extensive litigation and trial work has resulted in an experienced team of litigators respected by both the plaintiffs' bar and the courts. Our typical litigation team includes one or more members and one or more associates, as well as paralegals and other staff. Because our litigation teams are usually involved from the filing of the lawsuit to its resolution, the firm provides the highest quality of work in the most cost-effective manner.

Additionally, the law firm of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC has access to a vast array of talented and knowledgeable experts in the particular field involving the product at issue. Therefore, our product liability attorneys are well-versed in handling cases in a jurisdiction that some might perceive as a “plaintiff-friendly” jurisdiction, and our attorneys are well-positioned to provide high quality representation.

Defective Mining Equipment

We have extensive knowledge about the mining industry and the equipment involved. This has proven useful in the defense of manufacturers of mining equipment in major industrial accidents. We can also take on cases involving coal truck accidents, mine collapse, unsafe working conditions, OSHA violations, and anything else related to the mining industry.

Contact West Virginia Product Liability Defense Attorneys


Charles R. “Chuck” Bailey

Justin C. Taylor


David L. Wyant

Thomas E. Buck