The sheer array of products that you can purchase is mind boggling; there are so many products to choose from. Of course, the larger the number of available products the more likely it is that you will encounter a defective product. Such defective products can cause damages for which you may be able to receive compensation. If you or a family member have been impacted by a defective product, contact KC Road Lawyers!
What qualifies as a defective product? Any product that has been improperly manufactured, designed, or marketed. Products can have manufacturing defect when manufactured according to poor safety specifications or when mistakes happen during assembly. When a product is designed with some built-in defect, it is dangerous to consumers even if the manufacturing or assembly process was correct.
Occasionally a manufacturer fails to provide safety instructions or adequate warnings labels with their products. Any party in the supply and distribution line may be held liable if these warnings are lacking or missing. Warning labels must meet current American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.
As of 2002, the American National Standards Institute, revised their warning label guidelines. These guidelines now require that product warning labels be easy to read and appropriately detailed. They also require that safety risks be illustrated with pictures that guarantee both literate and illiterate individuals comprehend the warning labels.
Documenting Product Liability
As in all cases, document any instances when injury or property damage has occurred. Any person wishing to file a claim should keep the defective product for a complete investigation, and photograph the defective product, injuries, and property damage. They should also save all receipts and record their account of the incident. If all these steps are followed, they may be able to get damage compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, property damage, lost wages, and medical expenses.
Contact KC Road Lawyers at Any Time for a Free Product Liability Consultation
If you have a product liability injury case, you should hire a product liability attorney. KC Road Lawyers’ Chris Benjamin, can help you navigate the claims process, negotiate a fair settlement, and help you get compensation for personal injuries or property damage. Contact KC Road Lawyers at 816-738-5725, or by navigating to our contact page, for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. We will work with you and your family to recover the compensation you deserve.