Product Liability Resource Center
Louisville Product Liability Attorney
Each year, thousands of Americans experience significant damage to their health or even death due to faulty or defective products. Often, these injuries could be avoided if only manufacturers or distributors took additional safety measures or provided the public with information about the associated risks of using their products. In many cases, companies are forced to improve safety only after the firms are faced with numerous product liability lawsuits. In other words, there is a cost to providing consumers with safer products, and companies often opt to save money at the expense of consumers' health and safety.
Millions of injuries and tens of thousands of deaths are caused by defective products each year, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Additionally, property damage, injuries and wrongful deaths associated with defective products cost hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability is the area of law that holds those who make, distribute, sell products or are otherwise involved in making them available to the public legally responsible for any harm caused by those products. The products in question can be personal property that directly harms the consumer, such as defective products that cause injury or drugs or consumable items that harm one's health, or they can be toxic chemicals or byproducts that harm individuals through exposure at home or the workplace, such as benzene or asbestos.
What is the Basis of Product Liability?
A plaintiff can file a lawsuit if s/he has suffered injuries due to the use of a defective product. But the basis for a product liability suit has to be ensured, such as:
Negligence:A manufacturer can be held liable for negligence in case there is lack of reasonable care in the manufacturing, design or assembly of the product that has caused harm.
Breach of warranty:This refers to the failure of a supplier to comply with the terms of promise or claims regarding the quality of the product. Law assumes that the vendor gives warranty regarding goods sold and must stand by this warranty.
Misrepresentation:This involves giving false security to customers about the safety of a product. By drawing away the attention of the customer, the seller hides the security hazards of the product.
When can you sue the manufacturer for product liability?
If you have been harmed in any way or injured by the use of a product, you can sue the manufacturer and receive appropriate compensation. But you must prove that the product was purchased from that particular manufacturer and that the product was in fact defective, thereby causing you the injuries.
Choose Shelton Law
Due to cutthroat competition, manufacturers sometimes neglect to follow adequate safety measures during the production phase of their goods. As a result, consumers suffer injuries due to defective products. Defective products can not only cause serious injuries, in some cases they can lead to death.
Since customers cannot fight the big manufacturers by themselves, it is better to enlist the help of highly qualified lawyers. The attorney will ensure that your situation is addressed properly and you get the due compensation. Shelton Law Group has a legal team with over 51 years of collective experience in this field. You can be assured of justice and fair compensation if you enlist our services.
All Cases Are Handled In-House
Unlike many law firms that advertise for product liability suits, if we accept your case, we are committed to remaining actively involved in the prosecution of your claims, from complaint filing to a settlement or verdict. With few exceptions, Shelton Law Group remains primarily responsible for our clients' cases and the outcome our clients receive.