Dettman Law

What Are The Different Types Of Product Liability?

This blog post discuses the different types of product liability cases in Kentucky. A product liability case involves the manufacture, distribution, sale, or other use of a product.  This can be something as simple as a knife or as complicated as a seven-ton crane.  When most people think about product liability cases things like defective …
Read More

What damages can I recover in a defective product case?

In a defective products case you can recover medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income, past/present/future emotional and physical pain and suffering. You could also recover property damage under certain circumstances. A personal injury lawyer or products liability lawyer will evaluate your case for damages. The consultation should be free.

When is a manufacturer liable for injury caused by a defective product?

A manufacturer is liable for injury caused by a defective product when the product is manufactured in a negligent or shoddy manner. This means the manufacturer needs to produce the product in a safe and reasonable manner. Failing to do so means that the manufacturer can be sued. Going cheap on materials, making something too …
Read More

What are the elements of a cause of action in strict product liability?

Under Kentucky Law a product liability cause of action shall include any action brought for or on account of personal injury, death or property damage caused by or resulting from the manufacture, construction, design, formulation, development of standards, preparation, processing, assembly, testing, listing, certifying, warning, instructing, marketing, advertising, packaging or labeling of any product. The …
Read More

What is product liability negligence?

Product liability negligence happens when the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of a product causes injury to person or property by failing to live up to a certain standard. There is a duty to make sure safe products are produced for an intended purpose. Making an unnecessarily dangerous product or failing to take proper steps to …
Read More

What is strict liability tort?

Strict liability tort means that a person has violated a specific statute causing injury or the defendant was engaged in a dangerous activity that caused injury. Strict liability is often included in Complaints by a personal injury lawyer when the Defendant does something that is specifically prohibited by law. For example, if a gas station …
Read More

Why is safety important in a product?

Safety is important in a product because no company or person has the right to put profits over people. The law in Kentucky holds companies liable under product liability law for unnecessarily harming people. If a product can be made safe than it should be made safe to avoid injury. Failing to make a product …
Read More

Who is responsible for product safety?

In Kentucky companies or persons responsible for manufacture, construction, design, formulation, development of standards, preparation, processing, assembly, testing, listing, certifying, warning, instructing, marketing, advertising, packaging or labeling of any product are responsible for making the product safe. Really this means the company that designs, makes, or sells the product is on the hook for damages …
Read More