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When you purchase a product, you expect to be able to use it safely. If there are certain dangers associated with the product, these should be stated clearly on the product so that you are fully aware of any risks.
Sometimes, however, manufacturers fail to provide adequate warnings about the dangers of using their products, or some defects happen during the manufacturing process, which results in a dangerous and defective product. If this defect or unsafe product results in a person suffering harm, the injured party has the right to raise a product liability claim against the manufacturer for any injuries caused.
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a dangerous or defective product, you should speak with an experienced Kansas City product liability lawyer as soon as possible. At Wendt Law, we can help you get compensation by filing a product liability lawsuit on your behalf. Our law firm has a team of product liability lawyers who are ready to fight your case.
We offer a free initial consultation where you can present your case to our lawyers and receive honest and reliable advice regarding your legal options.
Call us today at 816-542-6734 to schedule a free consultation.
Product liability lawsuits are different from personal injury cases, and they are often much more difficult to prove. In most cases, big corporations do not want to pay compensation for personal injury resulting from their defective product. Companies will often have an experienced legal team ready to fight to ensure that they win the case and that you are left empty-handed.
At Wendt Law, we can ensure that you have a fair chance of winning your product liability claim in Kansas City. Our product liability lawyers can do the following for you:
Our priority is to ensure that you can recover compensation that reflects the actual value of the injuries you have suffered.
Thousands of U.S. citizens are injured each year due to dangerous or defective products. As a result, there are a set of laws called product liability laws that have been put in place to protect consumers and ensure that they can seek compensation if they are injured as a result of a dangerous product.
Under product liability laws, manufacturers of products have a duty to ensure that all products put out for sale meet the safety expectations of the consumer and that any risks associated with the product are made aware to the buyer through a warning label, for example.
So, if a manufacturer puts a children’s toy out for sale that poses a risk of injury to children under the age of 4, they must warn consumers of this risk.
If a manufacturer or seller fails to warn users of risks and a person is injured as a result, they can be made to pay damages to the injured person through a product liability claim. Product liability laws vary across different states in the U.S. However, they are typically based on principles of negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty.
If you have suffered an injury due to a product defect or a product that is inherently dangerous by design, you should do the following to ensure your safety and maximize your chances of being awarded compensation.
As noted previously, product liability is not the same as personal injury. For personal injury cases, the victim must prove that their injuries were caused by the negligence of another party.
In comparison, product liability claims are based on the principle of strict liability, meaning that an injured person must show that the product was inherently dangerous and their injuries were directly caused by this dangerous product. There are typically three types of product liability cases in Kansas City:
It is possible to file a personal injury claim for product defects. However, it can be very difficult to prove. Strict liability takes away the need to prove negligence and simply questions whether the product itself was defective. In negligence cases, you must show that the party responsible owed you a personal duty of care and breached this duty, which is much more difficult to prove in these cases.
Product liability claims do not require you to prove negligence on behalf of the other party. However, you must prove that the defective product directly caused you to suffer an injury and that your injuries were caused while using the product in a reasonable manner, i.e., using the product as it was intended to be used.
Strict liability claims can be difficult to prove, which is why we recommend speaking with a product liability attorney who has sufficient experience to argue your claim. Your attorney will need to gather sufficient evidence to prove the following:
Once these elements can be proved in a Kansas City product liability case, you can successfully recover compensation for the harm you have suffered, and the responsible party will be held liable.
Often, however, the parties responsible for defective products have a lot of resources, and being found liable for product defects can cause them to lose a lot of money. For this reason, they will put up a strong fight to ensure that you do not win your product liability lawsuit. Having the backing of an experienced lawyer will seriously improve your chances of winning your case. Schedule a free consultation with our law firm today.
All defective product claims are different. The party responsible for your injuries could be any party in the distribution chain of the product, including manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Some parties that may be responsible for your harm could include:
Trying to determine the at-fault party in product liability cases is often the most difficult part. There are often numerous parties involved in the manufacture, production, distribution, and retail of the product, which can make pinning down one party quite difficult.
An experienced Kansas City product liability attorney can conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf to determine who should be held liable for your injuries and build up a strong case to ensure that you get the compensation you are owed.
Defective products can often result in serious injuries, and in some cases even death. Depending on your particular situation, you may be left out of work because of your injuries, unable to pay medical bills, or looking at permanent impairment because of the incident.
Some common injuries witnessed by our Kansas City product liability attorneys include:
Injuries resulting from defective and unreasonably dangerous products are often quite severe and require extensive medical treatment, which can be costly. The level of your harm will determine the amount of compensation you can recover from a product liability case. The more serious your injuries, the more likely you are to recover a higher compensation award.
The damages you can recover in a product liability case depend on the type of harm that you have suffered. It is possible to recover financial damages resulting from past and future harm that you will suffer. An experienced product liability attorney can help you file a claim for the following damages:
It is important that you recover fair compensation for the harm you have suffered. We recommend that you speak with a Kansas City product liability lawyer who is experienced in managing cases similar to yours.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to a defective product, you should assess your legal options as soon as possible. Regardless of whether you were injured due to a manufacturing defect, product defect, design defect, or marketing defect, you may be entitled to file a product liability claim to recover damages.
Here at Wendt Law, we have a team of experienced attorneys who know how to manage cases like yours and have a proven track record for getting our clients the best results possible.
Schedule a free consultation with our office today by calling 816-542-6734.