As a customer, you reasonably expect the products you purchase to be both functional and safe to use. Because Missouri law agrees with this assessment, manufacturing companies and retailers can face serious legal consequences if they produce and sell defective or inherently dangerous products. Of course, some products can become unsafe if they are misused in a certain way. For this reason, companies are legally required to provide accurate warning labels that notify customers about any potential hazards associated with the use or misuse of their products. If you have been injured by a product you purchased, you may be able to file a product liability claim against a negligent manufacturer, distributor, or retailer.
To be awarded damages in a product liability lawsuit, your legal team must prove:
At Kempton & Russell, our Marshall product liability lawyers can thoroughly investigate the negligent party, examine the product’s overall history, and help you file an effective claim. We firmly believe that the only way to protect future customers is to hold these companies responsible for their short-cuts and negligent actions. If your lawsuit is successful, you may be awarded compensation and the assurance that justice was properly served.
Call our Marshall product liability attorneys at (660) 722-4115 to learn more about Missouri’s product liability laws.
When you retain our services, you can trust that our dedicated and meticulous lawyers are thoroughly researching all aspects of your case. Our firm has connections with reliable field experts in mechanical engineering, physics, forensics, and even accident reconstruction. By consulting with these specialists, we can learn more about the product’s defect and how it caused your injury. This information can help us develop an effective and customized case strategy that can be utilized in court.
To proactively safeguard your claim, follow these important steps after the incident:
For your lawsuit to be successful, your legal team needs to prove that the defective product is responsible for your injuries and/or property damage. In Missouri, you can file a product liability claim based on design defects, manufacturing defects, inadequate warnings, and insufficient instructions.
You can file a product liability claim for the following defects:
The court needs to evaluate several factors before deciding how to award compensation. For instance, you may recover significant damages if the product caused you severe injuries and excessive property damage.
In Missouri, an injured plaintiff has 5 years to file a product liability claim. In other words, you have 5 years from the date you sustained an injury to take legal action. However, it’s still in your best interests to seek legal representation as soon as possible, especially if you want to recover substantial damages. If you wait too long, the court may refuse to hear your case entirely. Likewise, the defendant’s legal team may be able to claim that your injury doesn’t warrant the compensation you deserve. In a worst-case scenario, the defendant can also request a complete case dismissal based on the statute of limitations.
The Marshall product liability attorneys at Kempton & Russell have been providing legal services to the residents of Missouri since 1951. Our experienced and compassionate legal team has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. By utilizing our considerable legal resources, we can help you pursue compensation that reflects your legal and financial objectives.
Contact Kempton & Russell at (660) 722-4115 to schedule a consultation.
Our Sedalia personal injury lawyers are ready to help you seek justice and financial recovery, no matter how complex your case may be, and no matter who the legal opponent is. Our legal advocates know how to assert clients’ rights against national insurance companies, large manufacturers, and other deep-pocketed opponents, coming away with legal victories for our clients time and again.
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