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If you have been injured by a defective product our St. Louis product liability lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm can help. We are a father-son team of dedicated personal injury lawyers with the resources and ability to go up against any manufacturing company. Our law firm has been representing clients since 1959. Contact us today for a free product liability case consultation.
Despite manufacturing companies having a responsibility to design and produce reasonably safe products for consumers, thousands of people suffer injuries from defective and dangerous items each year. Manufacturers and distributors often cut corners to save money and turn a profit. Unfortunately, consumers are the ones who pay the price.
What to Do if You Get Injured by a Defective Product
If you get hurt while using a product that you believe has a defect, get medical care immediately. Delaying medical treatment could give an insurance company a reason to reject your claim. Document your injuries and losses by keeping copies of your medical records and bills. Take photographs of the defective product, your injuries, and any property damage. Keep the defective product, all of its packaging and materials, and your proof of purchase. Then, contact The Floyd Law Firm to schedule a free case consultation with our St. Louis product liability lawyers before filing a claim against the manufacturer.
What Is a Product Liability Claim?
A product liability claim is a civil case brought on behalf of an injured victim for damages caused by an unsafe or defective product. A defective product is one that has a design error, manufacturing mistake, or marketing flaw that makes it unreasonably dangerous for a consumer to use:
- A design defect is something wrong with the product’s inherent design that makes it unreasonably dangerous.
- A manufacturing defect describes an issue during production that makes some of the items dangerous.
- A marketing defect, also known as failure to warn, refers to inadequate warning labels or instructions.
If an item contains one of these defects and injures a consumer, the victim has the right to file a product liability claim in pursuit of financial compensation.
Common Examples of Dangerous Defective Products
Product liability lawsuits have been filed for a wide array of dangerous and defective products over the years. Our experienced product liability attorneys can pinpoint manufacturer flaws and help build a winning case.
If a manufacturer or distributor skips a step, ignores a safety regulation, or makes other mistakes when creating a product, it could become dangerous during intended use. Examples of defective products include:
- Auto parts
- Baby powder
- Children’s toys
- Food and produce
- Hair relaxers
- Household appliances
- Industrial equipment
- Infant car seats
- Lead paint
- Medical devices and implants
- Motor vehicles
- Power tools
According to the strict product liability rule, an injured consumer may not have to prove a manufacturer’s negligence or failure to use reasonable care to qualify for compensation. It is generally enough to show that the item contained a defect and caused the injury or death in question as long as the product was used as the manufacturer intended.
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You may be eligible for financial compensation for your medical treatments, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages as a victim of a defective product in Missouri. The St. Louis product liability lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm can review your case for free to determine if it has merit. Then, we can seek justice and fair financial compensation from a product manufacturer on your behalf. Learn more when you call (314) 863-4114 or by contacting us online for a free consultation.