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It is a sad reality that consumer products that we use every day can cause debilitating injuries. Brakes and other car parts can fail, medicines may have dangerous side effects, children’s toys can be unsafe, and household appliances may have manufacturing defects that cause harm. In a recent year, 11.7 million people were treated in emergency rooms for injuries resulting from consumer products, according to a report by the National Safety Council.
Our experienced Topeka product liability lawyers at Palmer Law Group believe that people should be able to trust that the products they purchase are safe. When this trust is misplaced and injuries happen, injury victims have the right to pursue compensation. If you have been injured due to a defective product, we may be able to help you hold the product manufacturer accountable. Contact us today at (785) 233-1836 to arrange a free consultation. We will assess your case and counsel you about your options.
Why choose us for your product liability case? Our attorneys, who have more than 60 years of combined experience, are well versed in Kansas product liability law and achieving results for injury victims. We understand how to take on large corporations that make consumer products that hurt people. We will fight for you. Here are a few of our other qualifications:
We provide free consultations. One of our product injury lawyers at our Topeka personal injury law firm will be happy to answer your questions.
Product injury cases are a little different from other types of personal injury claims. Instead of taking on an individual—such as a negligent driver—you have to take on an entire corporation that has attorneys and other personnel who are paid to look out for the interests of executives and shareholders. And it is not in the interest of these corporations to pay out money in consumer injury claims.
Our product injury lawyer will level the playing field for you. Our law firm has extensive experience in handling defective product cases. We will help you by:
You can contact us to arrange a free and confidential consultation with a defective product attorney you can trust to have your best interests at heart.
Under Kansas law, product liability claims can be brought for injuries caused by “the manufacture, production, making, construction, fabrication, design, formula, preparation, assembly, installation, testing, warnings, instructions, marketing, packaging, storage or labeling of the relevant product.”
In simpler terms, a defective product is something that was designed defectively, manufactured improperly, packaged without adequate safety warnings about its use, or otherwise sold and marketed in such a way that it is unsafe to the consumer. To present a strong case on your behalf, we will work hard to demonstrate that the product that caused your injuries was defective and that this defect made it unreasonably—and unpredictably—dangerous.
The damages you can claim will depend on the specifics of your case. Here are types of damages paid in product liability claims:
Once we understand all the facts of your injuries and what they have cost you, we will counsel you about damages and compensation to pursue.
Here are frequently asked questions about product liability. For answers specific to your case, you can speak with a Topeka product injury attorney.
What are some common types of products that malfunction?
Furniture, cribs, bedding, household cleaning products, televisions and stands, kitchen appliances, and sports equipment are some common types of products that may malfunction and lead to claims. These are just a few examples. There can be defective products in almost every consumer category on the market.
When might my product liability claim be denied?
Your product liability claim may be denied if it cannot be adequately shown that your injuries were directly caused by the product. It is also vital to your case that your injury was not the result of a deliberate misuse or alteration of a product and that you did not ignore clearly labeled warnings of potential dangers.
How long do I have to file a defective product claim?
You have two years from the date you were injured or discovered you were injured to file a defective product claim. There are some exceptions to this strict time limit. A defective product lawyer from our firm can determine filing deadlines for your case.
What should I do if I was injured by a defective product?
If you were injured by a defective product, save the product and its packaging and any inserts it may have come with. See a doctor for your well-being and to get a medical report. Call our product injury lawyers to learn about your possible legal options for compensation.
Can I sue if my loved one died because of a defective product?
You may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died because of a defective product. Family members and the deceased person’s estate may receive compensation for funeral and burial costs, loss of financial support, loss of care and guidance, and other damages.
It may feel intimidating to take on a large company in a product liability claim. You do not have to go it alone—our defective product attorneys will stand with you.
No matter what kind of product injured you, you may have grounds for a product liability claim. You can count on us to carefully examine all the facts of your case and provide honest guidance about the strength of your evidence and likelihood of success. If we feel you have a strong case, we will not back down in advocating for your rights and interests. Our Topeka product liability attorneys are highly skilled legal professionals who know how to fight and win against large corporations and their high-priced attorneys. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, call our Kansas law firm at (785) 233-1836.
LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]