Product Liability Attorneys in Parkville, MO
Fighting for victims of defective products throughout Missouri
Consumers purchase products with the assumption that they are safe to use. While there are federal and consumer laws in place to require products to be safe prior to getting to consumers, this does not always happen. Many times, those involved in creating products will skip essential steps which can lead to serious injury and even death.
As a consumer, you may be unaware that you have legal rights to file a legal claim against any entity that played a role in causing you injury or harm through a product. A Parkville product liability attorney can investigate your claim and hold the manufacturers and others liable for the defective product. Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys is familiar with these legal matters and work tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights. Call today to get started.
What are the requirements of a product liability lawsuit in Parkville?
Product liability claims vary from other personal injury claims since you do not have to explicitly prove negligence. Missouri has strict liability laws in place for these cases. This caveat means that you and your attorney do not need to show there was a careless or negligent action that resulted in the product defect. What we do have to prove is:
- The product had a defect.
- The defect led to an accident.
- The accident that was caused by the defect resulted in injuries or death.
Another common misconception is that you must have owned the product to file a claim. That is not the case at all. If you used a defective machine at work and it caused you injury, this would be sufficient to file a claim. You do not own the product but were injured by it while using it as directed. That is all it takes to be eligible to file a claim.
How can a product be defective in Parkville?
There are several ways that a product can be defective, and it will be crucial to your case to determine just how the product caused your injuries. A product can be defective in the following ways:
- Design defect: When a product is designed it must be designed in a way that is safe for consumers to use. Engineers, designers, investors, and other parties will be involved in the process which can leave room for error. The most common ways that a design defect occurs is:
- Failure to implement testing procedures
- Unforeseen complications
- Failure to use quality research
- Manufacturer defect: Once a product has been designed, it will then move on to the manufacturing process. This is another step in the process that can result in a defect. These defects happen regardless of how precise the design is. Reasons that this defect can happen are:
- Substandard parts
- Not following industry good practices
- The product is not made according got the design
- Failure to warn: The final step in producing a product is packaging the product. During this process, instructions will need to be included. This will ensure that consumers do not use the product in an erroneous manner that leads to injury. Instruction manuals will typically outline how to install, use, and store the product. Another important part of the packaging process is including any warnings and dangers that could be present through the use of the product.
It is important to know how the product was defective to hold the correct entity responsible for its role. You cannot hold a party liable if you are unsure of who should be held liable.
What kinds of defective product claims do you handle?
Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys handles a wide array of defective product claims, including those involving:
- Auto, motorcycle. and truck defects
- Nutritional products
- Workplace machines
- Cleaning products
- Medical devices
- Electric blankets
- Children's products
- Lithium batteries
- Vaping devices
It is important to discuss your defective product with a Parkville product liability attorney to determine your legal options.
What injuries are caused by defective products?
There are several ways you can be injured from a defective product. Injuries can range in severity and often include:
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Heart failure
- Vision loss
- Spinal cord damage
- Nerve damage
- Cuts and bruises
The worst of cases result in the death of the person who uses the product. If this was your loved one our personal injury attorney will file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the surviving family members. When you suffer an injury from a defective product you will need a Parkville product liability attorney to hold the negligent parties responsible for your injuries.
Who can be held liable for a defective product?
In many cases, the manufacturer is the liable party but there can be other liable parties as well. The distributor and retailer may be held liable if the product caused injuries. There are also instances where the product was sent out for repairs, and they were not completed correctly or at all. In these cases, the repair company can be held liable.
It is important to determine who the liable party is as they will all have different insurance carriers to contend with. There are also cases, where more than one party played a role in the product being defective. This means that many of these parties may have to go against each other or their insurance companies will. This also means that your Parkville product liability attorney has multiple aspects of a claim to consider.
Do you have a product liability attorney near me?
Our Parkville office is located at 8600 NW 64th Street Suite 945. Please call for an appointment. Our lawyers have offices throughout Missouri and Kansas.
Have a Parkville product liability attorney help you today
Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys will work to investigate your claim thoroughly by collecting evidence including the product itself. We will also find the liable party and file a claim against them and their insurance company. Contact our Parkville product liability attorneys at 816-471-5111 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.
8600 NW 64th St.,
Parkville, MO 64152