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Kinner and Patton
Prestonsburg, KY.

Phone: (606) 886-1343
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Injuried By A Defective Product ?

For those harmed by a defective product in Eastern Kentucky, Kinner & Patton can help you receive the compensation you may be entitled to under the law.

Under the legal theory of product liability, a consumer may be entitled to compensation when he/she is injured by the proper use of a product. Our Eastern Kentucky product liability attorneys have extensive experience with all types of product liability situations.
Please read on to learn more about product liability. If you feel you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product, please contact our office.  We can review your situation with you and determine whether or not you have a viable product liability case.

As a general service to the public, we offer the following explanation of what a product liability case is and what you should do when you suspect you have been injured by a defective product.
A product liability case can arise with the use of any product. A product is anything that is sold, except services and real estate. Machinery used in industry, in the office, on the farm or in the home is frequently the cause of personal injury and product liability litigation. The same is true of food products sold in restaurants, groceries sold in supermarkets and drug products sold over-the-counter or by prescription. Manufacturers and sellers of defective products, or products whose labels or instructions fail to warn you of the likely of hazards of improper use may be responsible under the legal theory of product liability for any injury caused by such products.

There are several ways a product liability case can arise. In some cases, the product may have been designed incorrectly. In other cases, the design of the product may have been correct, but the product defect occurred during the manufacturing phase. Another possibility is that the product was designed and manufactured correctly but marketed in a way that caused the injury, such as with insufficient warnings or instruction. Any of these defects may raise the legal issue of product liability.
In a product liability situation in Eastern Kentucky, the manufacturer or the seller of the product may be at fault under the legal theories of negligence or strict liability. Strict liability means that a consumer has the right to not be injured if he uses the product the way it was intended to be used and according to the manufacturer's instructions. Even if the product was designed, manufactured, and marketed according to the law, you may still receive compensation under the rules of strict liability if you properly used the product and the product nevertheless harmed you.

Manufacturers typically defend product liability lawsuits by claiming improper use, failure to heed warnings or follow instructions, or alterations to the product by the purchaser. If the manufacturer of the product is found to be negligent, the manufacturer may be held accountable for any injuries sustained by the consumer under the legal theory of product liability.

Depending on the product involved and the type of injury inflicted, product liability law, as well as state and federal statutes and regulations, may be relevant to your situation. If your loved one was killed because of a defective product, you may have a wrongful death cause of action in addition to your product liability case.
As this general explanation of product liability illustrates, there are many factors involved in product liability law. It is extremely important to seek professional counsel regarding the particulars of handling a product liability case. Kinner & Patton has decades of experience with product liability lawsuits of many types.
If you suspect that you or a loved one was injured or killed as a result of a defective product, please contact Kinner & Patton to talk about your situation. If we determine that you have a viable personal liability claim, we can discuss representation at no cost to you until damages are awarded or a settlement is reached, and you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.