Not every consumer good is safe to use. Defective products can make it to market and find their way into your home. Product defects can do serious damage to your property or even injure you and your loved ones.
Our mission at McCoy & Hiestand, PLC is to help those who have been hurt by harmful or faulty products. Our Kentucky personal injury attorneys provide legal representation to injury victims and help them stand up to the designers, makers, and distributors of dangerous and defective goods.
It’s important to know that your injuries may not be your fault. If a defective product is to blame, you shouldn’t have to pay for the damages. You don’t have to face the manufacturers and insurance companies alone. Learn more about how we may be able to help you.
Defining Product Liability Law
Product liability is the legal term for when a manufacturer or retailer is held accountable for distributing a faulty product to a consumer. All parties involved in the distribution chain can bear responsibility for a product flaw that results in harm.
In general, the law demands that a product live up to typical consumer expectations. When the item doesn’t meet the typical expectations of the consumer because it has an unanticipated flaw or defect, then there can be legal consequences.
It is possible to seek compensation for injuries and losses related to a malfunctioning, dangerous, or defective product. To learn more about your options for pursuing the manufacturer of a product that caused your injury, you can seek legal help from a Kentucky product liability lawyer.
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What a Kentucky Product Liability Lawyer Can Do for You
Accidental injuries caused by a defective product have a complex insurance claim process. You can’t rely on the insurance provider to treat you fairly. Manufacturing companies and their insurers will do all in their power to avoid or reduce their liability for the harm they caused.
They can purposely offer a lowball settlement or deny your legitimate claim in bad faith. Hiring a product liability lawyer in Kentucky to represent you is one of the best methods to ensure that the insurance company treats your claim fairly.
We can negotiate with the insurance providers or other defendants. Your attorney can speak with your doctors, gather evidence of an injury, compile a list of your damages, and negotiate with the insurance company to get you the highest settlement possible or verdict.
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Serious Injuries Can Happen When a Product Is Defective
Many people suffer permanent and disabling injuries as a result of using defective products. Depending on the nature of the accident, several injuries may occur at once. Some of the most common injuries we claim include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
These experiences can also be emotionally or psychologically distressing, leading to problems like PTSD or depression. Our product liability lawyers in Kentucky will fight for the highest amount of compensation for these damages as well as other types of losses.
While your attorney works on your financial recovery on your behalf, you can concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery. A lawyer can help you make a stronger case for damages and provide you peace of mind throughout the court case.
What Is My Product Liability Claim Worth?
If you or a loved one wins a product liability lawsuit in Kentucky, the amount of compensation you or your family may receive will be determined by the particulars of your case. For instance, a jury or insurance company may award you a larger sum of money for injuries that are more severe.
Typically, a Kentucky defective product lawyer can seek the following types of damages:
- Medical costs (past, current, and future)
- Income loss/disability benefits
- Lost Wages
- Loss of benefits
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
A free consultation with a Kentucky product defect lawyer will allow you to get a good idea of how much your case may be worth. Should you decide to work with our firm, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your damages to ensure you seek the entirety of your losses.
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When you are injured, it can be extremely stressful. Emotionally, physically, and financially, your world has been turned upside down.
You need to know that your claim is being handled effectively and efficiently when you are dealing with unforeseen medical costs, lost wages, and dealing with your injuries.
The McCoy & Hiestand, PLC legal team is prepared to protect your interests and support your cause. Get in touch with us right away to find out how we can help you get the most out of your claim.
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