Kentucky Product Liability Lawyer

Product Liability

Companies that make and sell products have a legal obligation to make sure they are safe and effective when used as instructed. Nevertheless, thousands of Americans every year are seriously injured or killed by defective products.

If you believe that a defective product injured you or someone you love, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses through insurance or a product liability lawsuit.  However, product manufacturers and their insurers have high-powered lawyers on their side who will attempt to get you to settle for the lowest amount possible or deny claims altogether. That is why it’s important to have a skilled negotiator working for you to fight for a fair settlement in a product liability claim.

At the Johnson Law Firm, we have successfully represented people from across Kentucky who have been seriously hurt or even killed by defective products. For decades, Attorney Billy Johnson has been helping injury victims and their families put their lives back together, and he is ready to help you.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and determine the best way to move forward, so call us today.

Why Choose Our Product Liability Lawyer

Choosing an attorney is an important decision, and it is important to find one you feel comfortable with, who also has the skills and resources to fight for the settlement you deserve. Here are some reasons why we feel you should choose the Johnson Law Firm:

  • We are experienced. Attorney Billy Johnson [ Attorney Bio ] is highly skilled and aggressive when going after the negligent parties, but compassionate when representing clients who have been injured.
  • We get results, including a $6 million pre-trial settlement in a product liability case for a seven-year-old who suffered severe brain injury when a two-piece rim separated and struck his head.
  • We have helped many satisfied clients, and you can read their testimonials to prove it.
  • We are certified and respected for the work we do. Billy Johnson has been recognized by the following organizations:
    • Super Lawyer
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Instrument Rated Pilot.
  • We offer free consultations to get you started, and there are no fees to you unless and until we win your case.

How Our Kentucky Defective Products Lawyer Works for You

When you are injured by a defective product, it is important to get legal assistance quickly, while evidence is fresh and witnesses can be found.  In addition, Kentucky’s statute of limitations (KRs 413.140) generally allows only one year to file a claim.

At the Johnson Law Firm, our legal team begins working for you immediately. We will:

  • Meet with you to discuss how your injuries happened, determine how the product was defective, who the negligent parties may be, and what your case may be worth
  • Ensure you receive proper medical care and that all injuries are documented
  • File all paperwork according to Kentucky law and requirements
  • Investigate and gather any evidence such as photos and videos, interviews with witnesses, and police, ambulance and medical records
  • Pursue expert testimony to analyze defects in the product and determine fault, and experts to testify as to the extent of your injuries and the costs and effects on your life
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and opposition attorneys for a fair settlement
  • Build your case and take it to court if necessary.

Compensation for Defective Product Liability

In a successful defective product liability case, Billy Johnson will fight for a settlement that provides payment for all your damages — the expenses and losses you have suffered. These include compensation for:

Economic damages — calculable monetary losses, such as:

  • Medical, hospital, and therapy expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of potential future earnings
  • Property damaged by the defective product.

Non-economic damages — for losses that do not have a specific dollar value but negatively impact your life, such as:

  • Pain and suffering (physical, mental, and emotional)
  • Loss of consortium, companionship, and enjoyment of life
  • Disability
  • Wrongful death.

Punitive damages. In some rare cases involving a defendant’s gross negligence or malicious intent to harm, you may also receive punitive damages, intended to punish the at-fault party and deter similar actions in the future.

Winning a Defective Product Lawsuit

Proving Product Liability

Most product liability cases in Kentucky involve the legal doctrine of strict liability. This means you (as the plaintiff filing the case) do not have to prove negligence; you must merely show that the product had a defect or that the product provided inadequate safety warnings, and this resulted in your injury.

Defective products are those that may have:

  • Design defects –

    A problem exists with a product’s design that makes it unsafe, even if used correctly.
  • Manufacturing defects –

    The product was damaged or altered during the manufacturing process, making it unsafe.
  • Defects in marketing, warnings, or labeling —

    Manufacturers failed to provide all information needed to use a product safely, or provide warning labels or statements if the product has an unexpected danger or must be used a certain way to be safe.

You may also receive financial compensation if you can prove negligence.  Proving negligence legally means showing that the following elements exist:

  • The defendant had a duty of care for their product not to cause harm.
  • This duty was breached because the product was defective and unreasonably dangerous.
  • The product got to you without a substantial change in condition and was used correctly, but the defect caused you harm.
  • You suffered damages as a result.

Defective product cases Billy Johnson has brought to trial include:

Call Our Defective Products Lawyer for Help

Defective products litigation is highly complex, and manufacturers are often represented by aggressive attorneys because there can be big dollars and long-standing reputations at stake. If you have been injured by a defective product, an experienced attorney can represent your interests most effectively.

At the Johnson Law Firm, we take the burden off you by handling all investigations, negotiations, details, and legal requirements needed to win your case, so you can focus on your recovery.  Call us today at 606-437-4488 for a free, no-obligation consultation to get started.

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Attorney Billy Johnson

William “Billy” Johnson grew up in the Dorton area of Pike County, Kentucky, and early on decided to stay in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Like many others in Eastern Kentucky, Billy’s dad worked as a coal miner, a hard job but one that taught his son how to meet challenges head on and persevere. Attorney Billy Johnson has years of experience helping injured clients with claims such as car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, wrongful deaths, work injuries, and more. [ Attorney Bio ]

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