Hurt by a Dangerous Product
Get What You’re Owed With an Aggressive Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer
Injuries resulting from dangerous products are outrageous and should be addressed in an effective and strong manner. Contact us today to discuss how you can recover compensation for your injuries.
Holding Manufacturers Liable for Injuries Resulting from the Use of Dangerous Products
Dangerous products are closely regulated by state law. Manufacturers are often held responsible for injuries resulting from the use of their products. Common dangerous products include apparel, asbestos, machinery and tools, medical products and devices, chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, motor vehicles and tobacco. If you have been injured by a dangerous product, the manufacturer or retailer of that product should be held liable for your injuries. A manufacturer or seller may be held liable for dangerous products under the following theories:
- Strict product liability
- Breach of warranty (contract theory)
Under each of these theories, you must prove different elements to demonstrate that the manufacturer or retailer is in fact responsible for your injuries. Strict liability is one theory applied in cases of dangerous products. Under the strict liability, a manufacturer is held liable for personal injuries caused by a defective or unreasonably dangerous product, even if that manufacturer was not negligent.
Resisting Manufacturers’ Denials of Liability
Manufacturers are often resistant to products liability claims and may use the following statutory defenses to avoid liability for your injuries:
- The manufacturer was not at fault for the defect
- The defect is attributable to the design or the packaging, instructions or warnings in the finished good, rather than the component built by a particular manufacturer
- The defect could not have been discovered at the time the manufacturer supplied the product because of insufficient technical knowledge
- The defect was caused by compliance with a mandatory statutory regulation
Because proving causation in dangerous products liability cases can be difficult, it is important that you retain an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer to assist you in bringing your claim. An experienced attorney can help you establish causation and defeat any potential defenses that a manufacturer may raise.
Aggressively Defending Your Rights in the Courtroom
At the Law Offices of Richard D. Vandever, L.L.C., we will aggressively fight against manufacturers that attempt to deny liability for products that they manufactured, and we work to get the highest compensation possible for our clients’ injuries. Contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney at our firm today to begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.
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