Nearly every industry must abide by laws and regulations that apply to it. This includes companies that manufacture products that eventually make their way into the hands of consumers here in Kentucky and throughout the country. As evidenced by news articles regarding product recalls that appear on a far too frequent basis, despite these requirements, unsafe products could find their way into your home.
If you suffered an injury you believe was due to an unsafe product, you may be able to file a products liability claim seeking restitution for your financial losses associated with your injury. Companies owe a duty of care to consumers to manufacture safe products and to warn them about potential hazards associated with their intended use. Establishing that a company produced a defective product or failed to warn you of a danger, and you subsequently suffered an injury as a result, requires you to meet certain requirements.
You must show a Kentucky civil court that the design or manufacturing of a product was defective in some way. You may also need to show that the warning labels on the product were either absent or inadequate. Finally, you will need to show the court that you sustained financial damages due to the injury the product caused.
It may not be easy to determine whether you meet these requirements. A products liability attorney who has helped others dealing with injuries due to unsafe products would know how to conduct an investigation into your situation to help you make that determination. If it appears that you have the legal basis for a claim, then he or she could advocate for you throughout the legal process while you focus on your recovery.