From the time you wake up in the morning until you go to bed, you face hundreds of consumer products every day. These products fuel our lifestyles and our economy. In fact, most people are so used to so many products in their daily schedule that they don’t give a second thought to the safety of the product. We assume that the designers of the product have created a completely safe, reliable product. Unfortunately, sometimes products are defective; or maybe the product lacks safety warnings and the product isn’t used as intended. When this happens, people get injured. When you or a loved one has been injured by a product, you need legal assistance to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Product defects or marketing defects (failure to warn) fall under a legal category called product liability. Manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to consumers are responsible for any malfunction or injury that their product causes. Product liability statues vary from state to state. In Kansas, you have two years to file a claim of negligence or strict liability.
Having injuries as a result of a car wreck is quite common. People don’t know that their airbag is defective until it’s too late. You may have gotten new tires only a few months ago, but had a blow out that made you lose control of your vehicle. Defective dryers cause thousands of house fires every year. The water heater in your house can explode if not designed correctly. Even manufacturers of clothing can receive a claim against them for selling highly flammable clothing.
Each of these scenarios isn’t something people think about when using products. But when you’ve been hurt by a product and someone else is responsible, you may have a claim for medical bills, lost wages and other losses. To read more about product liability law, visit our article here. If you believe an auto defect caused your injuries, click here.
If you have had a Kansas product liability injury t, 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.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.