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Liability in lawsuits based on dangerous and defective products

April 25, 2019

Many of the personal injury claims that arrive in Kentucky courts are based on the alleged negligence of responsible parties and the causal relationship that the negligence has to other parties’ losses and injuries.

For example, when a driver runs a red light and crashes into another vehicle and causes that vehicle’s driver to suffer physical injuries and property damage, the victim may sue the driver for their damages.

Similarly, when a company makes a dangerous product and that product harms a consumer, that consumer may sue the company for any damages that they incur.

Personal injuries sustained from dangerous products can be serious and can leave victims with long-term pain and suffering. Lawsuits are an option for those who wish to litigate their claims and who wish to receive judgments that carry with them options for enforcement.

When the victim of a products liability claim is preparing their pleading, they should be aware that their list of defendants may be significantly longer than they originally presumed.

Many victims may only think to sue the seller who provided them with the opportunity to purchase the dangerous product that hurt them. However, more parties should be considered. The manufacturer of the product, entities that provided components for the product, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers, may all be included as possible defendants in products liability claims.

When a dangerous product is put on the market any party in the chain of distribution may potentially hold liability for the harm it causes to consumers. Products liability claims can be complex personal injury cases and victims of these preventable forms of harm can benefit from working with dedicated Lexington personal injury attorneys.