Recalls happen all the time. Prescription drugs, vehicles or toys are all common products to be found defective or dangerous and recalled. If you hear one of your purchases has been recalled, you may wonder if you should file a lawsuit. Here are your rights when it comes to a dangerous or defective product.
A recall usually fixes the problem with your vehicle or product, but not always before someone is injured. The company will often issue compensation in form of a refund, but injuries from a recalled product can add up quick with medical bills and lost wages. By filing a lawsuit, you can receive compensation to help pay for all the bills as a result of your injury.
Before you file your lawsuit, however, you must have proof that the product is defective. A defective product can be the result of three things: design, manufacturing and warning defects.
A design defect is when the design of the product makes the product prone to accidents. No matter how carefully manufactured, the design will likely result in an accident. Manufacturing defects occur when the manufacturing process uses poor-quality materials or bad workmanship. Lastly, a warning defect happens when dangers of the product that aren’t obvious are not presented to the consumer.
Understanding which defect your injuries have arisen from is the first step in the legal process. Scheduling a free consultation with a Wichita personal injury attorney can help you determine if and how the product is defective, as well as fight for your rights to receive compensation.
At Ray Hodge & Associates, we believe in personal injury handled personally. At our office you see a lawyer from the very first meeting because we believe your case deserves an experienced personal injury attorney right from the start.
If you have had a Kansas defective product injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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