Understanding Product Liability Lawsuits
Suppliers, distributors, retailers, and manufacturers can all be found liable for negligence.
If another person’s carelessness or negligence contributes to an accident that you are involved in, you may have a personal injury case. This can include cases of product liability, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, etc. The responsible party will be held accountable for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disabilities, death, or permanent injuries caused by their negligence. If a death occurs, surviving family members can file a wrongful death suit.
Medical expenses can be recovered, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Occasionally punitive damages will be imposed as well, to deter the negligent individual or entity from repeating their actions.
Personal injury and wrongful death suits can either be resolved in mediation or through regular litigation. Mediation can sometimes resolve the situation without proceeding through a more expensive litigation process to a jury verdict. Trying mediation initially can be more cost effective.
Product Liability Lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits for defective products involve products that are unsafe. This usually means that a product is unreasonably dangerous and can cause injury or death to the user. This can mean issues with chemicals leaking from the product, a defect in design or an issue with the product’s labels, or other manufacturing issues. Common product liability cases include household items, toys, machines and industrial equipment, automobile parts or design, products that contain toxic chemicals, medical devices, drugs, and any other product that is unreasonably unsafe.
Three types of product defects:
- Design – Poor design of a product. An error in the design of a product can mean that the product is unsafe for a particular use.
- Manufacturing – Defects in the product that were not intended.
- False advertising – When a company makes false claims about its product.
Suppliers, distributors, retailers, and manufacturers can all be found liable for negligence if it is discovered that they failed to do proper testing on a product before marketing it, creating a flawed product, failing to do a proper product inspection, failure to see a danger in the product, or failure to warn or label the product, misleading users.
Contact A Product Liability Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective product or the negligent actions of a manufacturer, contact a product liability attorney who can advise you as to what the next steps should be in getting the damages you deserve. In order to maximize the chances of recovery, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who has dealt with product liability cases before and can advocate for you and get you compensation for your injuries.
If you feel that you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective product, contact the St. Louis product liability lawyers at Zevan and Davidson Law Firm today.
Schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 588-7200.
Missouri Defective Products Lawyer
If you have been wrongfully injured as a result of a defective product, contact our legal team right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.
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