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In this video, Attorney Brett Oppenheimer discusses product liability cases and allegations of improper manufacture, improper design and improper labeling of products. To learn more, view this video or call Mr. Oppenheimer today.
A person who has been injured using a product may be able to hold the manufacturer, wholesaler or store that sold the defective product responsible. An action can be brought against the person or company involved in designing, producing or distributing a dangerous product if evidence shows that the product was:
When a manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer is found liable or at fault, a court can order them to pay money to compensate for injuries caused by the defective product. The court can also order the payment of additional money to penalize the responsible parties for the defective or dangerous product. These awards are called punitive damages.
Product liability is more prevalent in our society than some might think. Recently, there was a major announcement made to the public regarding the recall of almost a million toys targeted to young children. The concern was lead in the surface paint, which can be a serious danger to small children. Product recalls can also be for defective safety features (like child restraint features) or other unsafe components.
Products often investigated due to injury allegations include:
The financial and emotional price of defective products can be immeasurable. Each year hundreds of thousands of people are injured or killed by dangerous products ranging from toys to household equipment to cars to industrial products. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits each year from faulty toys causing injury alone.
Attorney, Brett H. Oppenheimer works to protect consumers by investigating cases involving dangerous or defective products. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a defective or unsafe product contact us or call us toll free at 1-866-935-5729 to schedule a free consultation.
Product liability lawsuits can become overwhelming without an experienced Kentucky product liability attorney at your side. Let Brett investigate your claim and work through the complexities of product liability investigation and/or litigation for you. If you live in Kentucky, Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC will be happy to consider your case.