Kansas City Product Liability Attorneys
When Defective Products Cause Accidents and Injuries, Know Your Legal Rights
Unfortunately, defective and dangerous products cause thousands of accidents and injuries every year. The problematic items can range from the tires on your car to pharmaceuticals, food, household appliances, and more.
If you or someone you know has been injured while using a product as directed, you may have grounds for a product liability claim. These can be complicated cases, so before you make any decisions or take your first steps, make sure you understand your rights and options.
Accident victims looking for support can see that our record speaks for itself. We’ve recovered hundreds of millions for our clients, helping them access the care they need.
Our Legal Approach to Dangerous Product Injuries
Dangerous or defective products are those that have to potential to cause harm due to:
- Design defects: A product may lack safety features or prompt unsafe use
- Manufacturing defects: A product can be made with poor parts or incorrectly assembled
- Marketing defects: A product may not have proper warnings or instructions
Holding designers, manufacturers, and marketers accountable for putting defective products in the marketplace is the best way for injured consumers to recoup their losses. It can also prevent others from facing similar injuries.
What Products Can Have Dangerous Defects?
When companies fail to police themselves, protecting consumers must be accomplished one case at a time. Defective products can be anywhere. Some cases we have seen involve:
- Airplanes and helicopters (and their components)
- Airbags, tires, brakes, and other vehicle components
- Boats (and their components)
- Jet skis
- Drugs and medications
- Medical devices
- Safety belts
- Electrical equipment
- Industrial equipment
- Power tools
- Sports equipment
- Children’s toys, gear, and furniture
- Household appliances, furnaces, space heaters, electric blankets
When defects in such products lead to injuries for consumers, Missouri state law may find that liability rests with multiple parties including product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and even the retailers. Our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Presley & Presley, LLC partner with product experts who can help show how a dangerous defect occurred and how it led to a serious accident.
Missouri Product Liability Law
Under Section 537.760 of the Missouri Statutes, a product liability claim is allowed when:
- a product is sold by a business to a consumer.
- the consumer used the product as was “reasonably anticipated,” and
- the product proved to be defective or “unreasonably” dangerous without adequate warning.
Under this law, the business that manufactured or sold the product can be held accountable under strict liability. Thus, you may be eligible to secure compensation for your medical expenses, any rehabilitative costs, loss of wages or income, property damage, and pain and suffering.
However, proving liability can be challenging and complex. You will need the knowledge and skills of experienced product liability attorneys in Kansas City who can both investigate and litigate cases with confidence. Don’t let a negligent company off the hook if they sold you a dangerous product. You do have the right to receive compensation for your injuries.
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With hundreds of millions recovered in the most complex litigation, you can count on our legal team to be there for you. We offer dedicated support and skilled representation. Our team has a true passion for obtaining justice on the behalf of the injured and the families of those who have wrongfully lost their lives. That means we are not afraid to take on even the biggest companies if they have harmed you.
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Car Accident Settlement $15,000,000
Power Plant Explosion $12,000,000
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Bad Faith Lawsuit Verdict $11,000,000
Plane Crash Settlement $9,200,000
Tractor Trailer Crash Verdict $5,250,000
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