Like most states, Missouri has very strict laws when it comes to companies manufacturing and retailing defective and dangerous products. In fact, companies are legally required to sell safe products with accurate warnings labels that caution consumers about any potential hazards. If you purchased a product that caused you injury or property damage, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer.
To secure compensation, your legal team must be able to prove the following:
At Kempton & Russell, our product liability attorneys in Warrensburg believe that holding negligent manufacturers accountable for their actions is the only way to protect consumers in the future. Our diligent legal team can investigate the manufacturer and the product in question, determine the negligent party, and litigate in court on your behalf.
Contact our Warrensburg product liability lawyers at (660) 722-4115 to learn more about product liability law.
A successful product liability lawsuit often hinges on your legal team being able to prove three essential facts: the product is defective; the defect in question has made the product fundamentally dangerous; and, as a result, the defective product caused you injury and/or property damage. The amount of damages you can recover in a product liability case is entirely dependent on the severity of your injuries and the extent of the property damage. Damages can include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, punitive damages, etc.
Per Missouri state law, a product liability claim can be filed against a negligent party for any of the following defects:
At Kempton & Russell, we are committed to helping our clients pursue justice and compensation. Our diligent attorneys can investigate all aspects of your case and consult with field experts and specialists to develop an effective litigation strategy to use in court. However, there are steps you can also take to protect your claim.
If you’ve been injured by a product, follow these important steps:
Per the statute of limitations in Missouri, plaintiffs have 5 years to file their product liability claims. The statute of limitations is essentially a countdown that can start ticking on the day you’re injured or on the day that you reasonably discover your injury. It’s essential that you request copies of your medical record to use as evidence in your case.
While 5 years seems like a long time, it’s important to seek legal representation as soon as possible so that you can resolve your lawsuit and maximize your damages. If you wait too long, the defendant may claim that your injury isn’t severe enough to warrant damages, and, after 5 years, the court may refuse to hear your case entirely.
Call the Warrensburg product liability lawyers at Kempton & Russell if you’re ready to file a product liability claim. We have been providing legal representation since 1951 and have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. With our guidance, you can secure compensation that encompasses the extent of your medical expenses and any other damages as determined by the court.
Contact Kempton & Russell at (660) 722-4115 to schedule a free 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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