October 13, 2015
What is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers to ensure that their products are safe and do not cause injuries. If a product turns out to be defective and does cause injuries, the manufacturer or distributor may be found liable for any injuries, damage, or deaths that happen as a result of the defective product. If you or a loved on is injured as a result of a defective product, working with a personal injury lawyer will help to ensure that you receive just compensation.
Claiming a Liability for Negligence
A personal injury lawyer can seek a negligence claim on your behalf when a manufacturer fails in its responsibility to ensure that its products are safe for use or consumption. In cases where a product has the potential to cause extensive danger or harm to consumers, the manufacturer is liable for any damage. This extends beyond the primary purchaser of the product to a third-party bystander who could have been injured as a result of a product’s defects. There are a variety of ways that a manufacturer may be found negligent, including:
- failure during the research, design, or manufacturing process
- failure to provide adequate warning of dangers to consumers
- failure to recall a defective product after its dangers or defects become are revealed
Limitations On Negligence Claims
There are limitations in product liability law that must be considered before taking legal action. For example, the manufacturer can only be held liable when it fails to take reasonable care in ensuring its product’s safety. Proving that the manufacturer did not take reasonable care can be difficult to prove in court. Working with a personal injury lawyer is essential in these cases. A personal injury lawyer has the legal knowledge and experience to determine if and how a case of product liability can be proven. A personal injury lawyer will also work to establish the necessary causal link between the manufacturer’s negligence and your injuries.
Product Liability in Kansas City
Daniel C. Miller is an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Kansas City area. If you or a loved one has been affected as a result of a defective product, call today at (816) 875-0470 in Missouri or (913) 624-9646 in Kansas.