Who Pays When I'm Injured By a Defective Product?

As a consumer, you expect items you purchase to be reasonably safe, or to include thorough warnings and instructions if danger exists. Unfortunately, manufacturer negligence leads to many personal injuries and fatalities each year, as these companies choose to prioritize profits over people’s safety.

When this happens, you have a right to pursue fair compensation to cover your medical expenses, rehabilitation bills, and other expenses. At the Law Office of Pamela C. Bratcher, our experienced Bowling Green product liability attorney has the knowledge and skill to obtain a fair financial award on your behalf. When you choose our firm, you can expect committed representation at all times.

If you’ve been hurt by a defective product, we can help you pursue justice. Call today for a free initial consultation.

Who Can I Recover Compensation From?

In most product liability cases there are a number of parties which should be named in the lawsuit. Although the manufacturer of the product is the obvious choice, you can also hold retailers, wholesalers, and distributors accountable for their role in selling a dangerous product. Many manufacturers are based overseas these days, but these parties can also be held liable in court.

Why File Suit Against Multiple Parties?

All parties named in the lawsuit will fight to avoid paying you the money you deserve, and some may not have the means to fully compensate you per the court ruling. It is crucial to name all potential defendants, as they are jointly and independently responsible for paying your claim. This will help you ensure that you receive the money you deserve.

What Types of Product Defects Are Eligible for a Lawsuit?

For a product to be considered defective for the purposes of a product liability suit, it typically must fall under one of the following categories:

  • Products with manufacturing defects, such as a bicycle with missing brake pads
  • Products which feature defective designs, such as a sunscreen that does not block UV rays
  • Products with inadequate instructions or warnings, such as a cleaning chemical without an eye irritant warning

Our Bowling Green personal injury lawyer can help you seek fair compensation for your injuries. Call (270) 977-8910 today to get started.