Negligent Companies Should Pay for Your Injury
When you buy a product or medication, you have every right to expect it will work the way you need it to—and not injure you.
But sometimes, manufacturers focus more on their bottom line than your safety.
When their negligence led to your injury, a personal injury claim can make sure companies pay for your recovery.
At Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer, our product liability lawyers help you get what’s fair after you were injured by a defective product. We take on giant international product manufacturers on behalf of everyday people in Kentucky and West Virginia.
Types of Defective Product Cases You May Have
Defective product cases fall into three major categories:
- Defective Manufacture. You have this kind of case when the manufacturing process introduces the danger into a faulty product. In other words, the manufacturer made a mistake while making the product. Maybe an over-the-counter medication harmed you because the wrong ingredients went into it. Or sloppy assembly left a flaw in the engine of a new vehicle you bought, causing a car accident.
- Defective Design. Even if the assembly line follows directions, hazardous flaws can get into a finished product if the product was designed wrong from the beginning. This often means every product in an entire line is defective, not just individual examples that were poorly built. A children’s toy with a choking hazard could have defective design, or a laptop computer that overheats and causes burn injuries.
- Failure to Warn. You may also have a defective product claim if the maker failed to warn consumers about the danger. Maybe the product lacked a warning label—like a medication without a label listing side effects. Maybe the maker failed to include proper instructions. It’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to warn consumers about any safety issue that’s not obvious.
These cases can get complicated. It takes a large amount of research and evidence to prove them. But an experienced defective products lawyer knows what to do—and what kind of compensation should be available to you.
How to Prove Your Product Liability Claim
Any time you’ve been hurt by a faulty product—and you’re ready to fight for fair compensation—you have to prove two things:
- The product was defective.
- The product’s flaws caused your injury.
As with all personal injury cases, you have to prove negligence.
In product liability cases, that can mean proving a manufacturer failed to follow certain standards.
The product liability attorneys at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can help you prove your claim about any of these products and more:
- Medical devices like pacemakers, catheters, pumps and defibrillators
- Automotive products (airbags, tie rods, seatbelts, etc.)
- Weed trimmers
- Lift tables
- Deer stands
- Machinery and industrial equipment
- Escalators and elevators
- Household appliances
- Power tools
- Electrical devices
When you’re hurt by a product or drug, the manufacturer and their insurance company may treat you like the enemy. They’ll try to pin the blame for your injury on you—instead of their faulty product.
Our product liability attorneys work with engineers and product designers to prove your case. We have the resources and experience to fight against the big companies for your compensation, so you can put a painful time behind you.
We bring Kentucky Courage™ and West Virginia Values to your claim.