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.
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:
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.
We know that most products become faulty in one of three ways:
Regardless of how a product becomes faulty, consumers should have the right to seek damages against a negligent or careless company or manufacturer.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.