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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 St. Louis 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.

Why Choose The Floyd Law Firm For Your Product Liability Attorneys in St. Louis?

The father and son legal team at The Floyd Law Firm have deep roots in St. Louis, serving injured clients since 1959 when Attorney Walter Floyd—now rated one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States— began a law firm dedicated to helping injured clients recover their losses. Attorney Mark Floyd now has over 25 years of law practice in Missouri with a 98 percent success rate in winning cases for his clients. The Floyd Law Firm offers your case significant advantages including:

  • Free consultations and no upfront fees—instead, we only take a fee after we recover your compensation
  • Open communication and availability throughout the process of your claim
  • Individualized attention and a legal strategy tailored to the particulars of your product liability case
  • A resolution-based approach seeking an ample settlement for your damages
  • Powerful litigators to advocate for your right to full compensation in court if required in your injury case

The Floyd Law Firm recently won a $2.8 million verdict in a Missouri product liability lawsuit. Instead of taking on the legal challenge of maximizing compensation against a manufacturer armed with their own powerful attorneys, it’s best to retain skilled legal counsel and direct all communications with insurers to your lawyer from The Floyd Law Firm.

What to Know About Product Liability Claims

Overview of Product Liability in Missouri

In 2022, the steadily increasing rates of product liability lawsuits nationwide reached the highest number since 2013. Nationwide, injury victims filed 5,826 product liability cases in 2022. In Missouri alone, 485 product liability claims closed with payment to the injury victim. Section 537.760 of Missouri Civil Law defines a product liability claim in the following way:

“A claim or portion of a claim in which the plaintiff seeks relief in the form of damages on a theory that the defendant is strictly liable for such damages.”

Defendants in product liability claims are typically the manufacturer and/or marketer of a product.

Manufacturers have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to ensure that their product does not cause harm when used appropriately or in a way a consumer might predictably use the product. If they breach that duty and the result is an injury to a consumer, the consumer has a right to file a claim for damages against the manufacturer’s liability insurance or a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

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.

Call a St. Louis Product Liability Lawyer at (314) 863-4114

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:

  • Airbags
  • Auto parts
  • Baby powder
  • Children’s toys
  • Food and produce
  • Furniture
  • Hair relaxers
  • Household appliances
  • Industrial equipment
  • Infant car seats
  • Lead paint
  • Medical devices and implants
  • Medications
  • Motor vehicles
  • Pesticides
  • 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 catastrophic injury or wrongful death in question as long as the product was used as the manufacturer intended.

What Is My Product Liability Case Worth?

The amount of compensation available in a claim depends on the particulars of the case, including the severity of the injury, the cost of the medical care associated with the injury, and whether or not the injury causes disability. Common compensation claimed by those injured by defective products include the following:

  • Medical costs and future medical expenses
  • Past and future income loss
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other non-economic damages that might apply such as disfigurement, loss of limb, PTSD, and loss of enjoyment of life

Most product liability claims settle out of court through direct negotiations with the insurer once your lawyer from The Floyd Law Firm builds a compelling case for your compensation.

How do you prove a product liability claim

How Do I Prove a Product Liability Case in St. Louis?

To successfully craft a compelling case proving the manufacturer of a defective product (defendant) liable, the injury victim (plaintiff) must prove the defendant’s liability through a preponderance of the evidence. In a lawsuit, this means the jury decides that it’s more likely than not that the defendant’s negligence caused the injury. This means demonstrating the following through the evidence in the case:

  • That the product was defective
  • You used the product as intended
  • The defect caused your injuries
  • And you suffered economic and non-economic damages from the injury

In a personal injury case, “damages” refers to the financial losses and other consequences of the injury.

Contact the St. Louis Product Liability Lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm Today

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.