Representing Clients Injured by Defective Products in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
We use consumer products on a daily basis, usually not stopping to think that defective products could cause extremely serious injuries. For example, the if the toothbrush you used this morning snapped, it could cause extremely serious injury to your cheek, potentially resulting in permanent scarring. Similarly, every time you get behind the wheel of your car you are putting faith in the fact that the brakes will work as you approach an intersection, allowing you to stop. If they failed, you could be involved in a life-changing accident.
If a defective product has caused you injury, you may have a valid product liability lawsuit. In many cases, victims can recover compensation for losses like medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Consequently, it is important for anyone who believes they have been injured by a defective product to have their case reviewed by an experienced attorney.
Virtually Any Product Can Become Dangerous When Defective
If you take a look around your current environment, you will likely see everyday items that you do not believe pose a risk of injury. In reality, almost any product imaginable can be dangerous if is has been defectively designed or defectively manufactured. Some of the more common types of defective products that often cause injury include the following:
- Gas tanks
- Car seats
- Lawnmowers and wood cutters
- Medical devices
- Personal electronics
- Space heaters
- Building materials
Three Types of Defective Product Cases
Product liability cases can be placed into three broad categories, which are detailed below
- Design defect cases occur where the dangerousness of the product originates in its design. A poorly designed product will pose a threat to consumers even if it was manufactured and marketed properly.
- Manufacturing defect cases involve the actual construction of the product. These defects can be caused by shoddy materials or poor workmanship.
- Marketing defect cases occur when consumers are not given proper instructions or when consumers are not adequately warned of the dangerousness of the product.
Depending on which defect is present — and there can be more than one — will determine the proper parties to sue. It does not matter that the manufacturer is out of the country. Under our laws, when the manufacturer sells a product in the United States, it can be sued.
Contact a St. Louis Product Liability Lawyer
The attorneys at Kilo Flynn will seek to have you fully compensated for any damages caused by a defective product. Our attorneys are committed to holding negligent manufacturers liable for the injuries caused by their defective products and work hard to ensure each client we represent gets the full and fair value of their claim.
Kilo Flynn’s product liability lawyers have worked on product liability cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. Contact the product liability lawyers at Kilo Flynn by calling 314-647-8910 to schedule a free consultation.