Defective Products

It is amazing how dependent we are in our daily lives on things. Hardly a moment passes that we do not rely upon the proper and safe functioning of at least one product in our home: our smoke alarms, furnace or air conditioner, electric blanket, clock-radio, wiring and gas lines throughout the house, security lights, hot water heater, the list goes on.

Consumers and manufacturers are interdependent, both needing what the other can provide them. Because manufacturers need consumers in order to make their product in the first place, they must be accountable to consumers for the proper and safe functioning of what they produce. Manufacturers must take responsibility for defective products that injure or kill people due to poor design or construction.

Generally, products that are unsafe because of defect are of two types:

  1. Products that are improperly designed
  2. Products that are not properly manufactured

A manufacturer may be liable in Missouri for injuries caused by either type of defective product. A manufacturer also may be liable for failing to warn users of a dangerous aspect about the product, if the danger was not obvious to an ordinary user of the product.

If you have suffered from the result of a dangerous product, call Larson Law and discuss your case with us. We will not charge you a dime for the conversation or our first meeting. If we take your case, you won’t pay us unless you get paid. You have nothing to lose. Give us a call today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is product liability?

Product liability means the liability or responsibility of manufacturers, distributors and sellers of products for injuries or death caused by the use of their defective product. The products can range from the most complicated machinery such as motor vehicles or airplanes, to common household items such as home appliances, childrens toys and baby highchairs.

How do I know if a product was defective in the design or manufacturing?

This a difficult question to answer. It takes special skill and experience, usually involving the help of an engineer or other trained professional, to answer this question.

If I no longer have the equipment or device, do I still have a case?

Yes. Although preserving the product in the same condition it was in after the injury is very important, not having the product does not necessarily prevent you from making a claim.

Do I need a lawyer to handle my product liability case?

Yes. Product liability cases are complicated. Merely evaluating whether you have a case cN involve an investment of thousands of dollars.  You need an attorney willing to make that investment in your case, and protect your interests.