Product Liability Attorney Kansas City | Defective Product Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the use of a defective product, please seek legal assistance ASAP. Our Kansas City product liability attorney at Peddicord & Townsend LLC, know that time is of the essence in these cases. Call at 816-842-3200 today for your free consultation.
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Recall after the recall. That seems to be all we see on the nightly news. Faulty vehicle airbags, toys that are hazardous to kids, foods that are contaminated.

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you or a loved one are injured due to the use of a defective product?

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we will be by your side when you need a Kansas City product liability attorney. Our team will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

What Is The Reality?

Have you ever taken the time to look at the government website that tracks all current recalls in the US? If you have, then you will likely find that there are usually hundreds of active recalls taking place in just about every industry. This includes:

  • Cars and trucks
  • Heavy equipment
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Cosmetics
  • Medications
  • Medical devices
  • Foods
  • Beverages
  • Cleaning products
  • And more

We also want to remind you that the products under recalls are certainly not the only defective products on the market. In most cases, we do not know a product can cause harm until enough cases have caused injury to draw the attention of consumer protection agencies.

How This Happens

We know that most products become faulty in one of three ways:

  1. The product has a poor design that has made it through inspections and testing. In many cases, these problems are discovered fairly quickly. However, there are times when the full extent of a design problem is not known for years or decades.
  2. The product experiences an error during manufacturing that alters it from its original design making it harmful for consumers.
  3. The product has a problem with labeling. This can include many things: ingredients and allergen warnings being left off, hazards and side effects not being present, instructions and dosages being incorrect and more. In these cases, even if the product is not faulty, consumers can become injured or ill due to misleading labels.

Regardless of how a product becomes faulty, consumers should have the right to seek damages against a negligent or careless company or manufacturer.

Moving Forward From Here

If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill due to the use of a defective product, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we know that time is of the essence in these cases.

When you call us, our team will get to work investigating your case. Our goal is to ensure that you are compensated for all of your injury- or illness-related expenses. This can include coverage for:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the incident
  • Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer of the product

Kansas City Product Liability FAQ

When you buy something for you or your family to use or consume, you should not have to worry about anyone getting hurt. Unfortunately, there are times when defective products make it to the market and cause serious injuries or illnesses. You can count on Peddicord & Townsend LLC to help when you need a Kansas City product liability attorney. Let us work to secure the compensation you deserve.

What is product liability?

Product liability refers to a seller or manufacturer of a product being held liable (responsible) for putting a defective product onto the market and into the hands of consumers. Dangerous and defective products cause thousands of injuries each year in the US, and the government recall website shows us that every industry is affected. Products can become defective in various ways, including:

  • Poor designs that are not discovered during testing.
  • Manufacturing mistakes that alter a product from its design.
  • Labeling problems that mislead the consumer.

Why is product liability important?

Product liability laws are important because they ensure that companies are held responsible for the harm they cause by producing and distributing defective products. If there was no form of monetary punishment against companies and manufacturers, they would have no incentive to produce safe products.

Can product liability be criminal?

Most product liability cases are not criminal offenses, though there are times when a company or manufacturer can face criminal charges for distributing a defective product. Companies can be held accountable both criminally and civilly for the same product. A product liability case is more likely to become criminal if the company or manufacturer:

  • Discovered the defect and tried to cover it up
  • Continued to sell an item after learning of the defect
  • Destroyed evidence related to knowledge of the defect
  • Denying anything is wrong with the product despite knowing otherwise
  • Lying to federal regulators or Congress about a product
  • Willfully misleading consumers about the product’s safety

Can I get compensation from the company for a defective product?

If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill due to using a defective product, you may be entitled to significant compensation for what has happened. The team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to investigate your claim in order to secure the following economic and non-economic damages:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the product injury
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the company or manufacturer

Are product liability settlements taxable?

For most personal injury settlements or verdict amounts related to a personal injury case, the federal government cannot tax the payouts. This money is yours to keep in the full amount. However, if punitive damages are awarded in the case, that amount is taxable by the IRS.

When you need a Kansas City product liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 816-842-3200.