Lexington Product Liability Lawyer
Think about the last product you bought. Now, think about the reason you bought it. Chances are, you assumed that the product would add to your life in some way – making it more comfortable or convenient.
While most consumers have this expectation for the products that they purchase, it doesn’t always work out this way. In fact, sometimes products not only fail to work as intended, but are actually dangerous. If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, you may be able to file a civil action to recover compensation. Here’s what you need to know about product liability laws in Lexington and how our Lexington product liability lawyers can help.
Types of Product Defects
If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, it’s important to understand and identify the type of product defect. There are three primary types of product defects–
Warning and labeling defects. If a product is dangerous or the proper way to use the product is not obvious, it must contain instructions, directions, or/and a warning label informing the consumer of any risks of using the product. When essential information like this is missing and the consumer suffers an injury as a result, the consumer can bring forth a lawsuit for damages.
Manufacturing defects. Often times, products are designed safely and contain all of the necessary information that a consumer needs to know, but something happens during the manufacturing process to make the product unsafe. For example, if a packaged food product is contaminated with a sharp object during processing, a manufacturing error has occurred.
Design defects. The third type of product defect is a design defect, which refers to a situation in which a product is defectively designed, and therefore inherently dangerous. A car that is designed to be top-heavy, and therefore is at an increased risk of tipping over, is an example of a design defect.
Commonly Defective Products
Our product liability lawyers pay close attention to product recalls and past and present product liability actions. Some of the most common defective products that lead to consumer injuries include:
- Children’s toys;
- Household items;
- Medical devices;
- Prescription drugs; and
Who’s Liable If I’ve Been Harmed By a Defective Product?
If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, you’ll need to prove one of the product defect types listed above, and that your injuries would not have occurred but for the defective product. Then, you may be able to hold the product manufacturer or the product distributor liable for your harm.
How Our Lexington Product Liability Lawyers Can Help
Understanding your rights if you’ve been injured by a defective product can be complicated. Our experienced Lexington product liability lawyers can help you to build your case, and stand up for your rights in the face of big companies with skilled attorneys on their side. To schedule your free consultation today, please call our law firm directly or send us a message requesting more information at your convenience.