Helping Those Injured by Dangerous and Defective Products
Product liability is a special category of law within personal injury. At Kendall Law Firm, PLLC, we help people who have been harmed by dangerous and defective products. As consumers, we trust manufacturers to provide us with safe, dependable goods for our families. This trust is broken when a product causes a serious or debilitating injury. Both state and federal law allow individuals to file lawsuits against designers, manufacturers, and sellers who negligently produce, distribute, or sell dangerous items. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to fair compensation for your injuries.
Although virtually any type of product is subject to a product liability claim under certain circumstances, there are some products that have become well-known for defective design, sale, and manufacture. At Kendall Law Firm, we are prepared to assist clients with the following product liability claims:
- Hazardous toys
- SUV rollover
- Defective tires
- Defective medical devices
- Artificial knees
- Heart valves
- Defective auto design
The federal government has commissioned several agencies to conduct product recalls when injuries occur due to defective design and manufacture. The USDA has jurisdiction over food. Pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and certain supplements are governed by the FDA. The Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates clothing, furniture, tools, and toys. The EPA is responsible for overseeing products known to negatively impact the environment. Motor vehicles and safety devices, such as seat belts, are governed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Despite these protections, the majority of products are not recalled until several injuries have occurred. In some cases, fatal accidents happen after unsafe products have been on the market for years. If you have been harmed by a product that is the subject of a recall, you might be able to obtain damages for your injuries. In certain cases, victims can receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, emotional stress, and other expenses.
Negligence refers to a lack of care or an intentional act that causes an injury to another person. In the realm of product liability, designers, manufacturers, and even sellers can be held accountable for negligence when they fail to use the proper amount of care in the design, production, assembly, and sale of a product. Manufacturers, designers, and sellers who intentionally conceal known hazards can also be sued for their negligence.
If you have been hurt by a dangerous or defective product, we welcome the opportunity to talk about your case. We will carefully listen to your story and help you determine if you have a potential claim. Because the law requires these types of cases to be filed within a certain timeframe, it is important to speak to us as soon as possible to preserve your claim. Call us today at 479-464-9828 to discuss your case.