When talking about product liability, we are referring to products which are faulty, harmful or dangerous to consumers, generally in one or more of these ways:
- Design defect: the defect is inherent to the product itself, and even if it was manufactured flawlessly, it would still pose a risk.
- Manufacturing defect: the product was not made to the integrity of its design.
- Marketing defect: the product is not labeled correctly or it is misleading in its advertisement.
Depending on which stage the defect falls, we may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer, the distributors and the seller.
It is always part of our practice with every case to look into product liability defects in every automobile case to ensure that your injury was not made worse by a defect in your vehicle. In this way, we may be able to provide you with the benefits you need by filing a claim against both the at-fault driver and the car manufacturer.
However, with product liability, your time may be running out. It is always important to contact a lawyer soon after an accident so that you have the evidence you need to make a strong case, but in Kentucky, you only have a year after your accident to file a product liability claim, and in Indiana you have two years after the accident, but only ten years after the product was manufactured.
Call us now if you believe that a faulty product is the cause for your injury, whether with your vehicle, medical devices, household products, food, or toys, we have the experience you need.