Kansas City Product Liability Attorney
Skilled Product Liability Attorneys Representing Kansas City, MO
When you buy a consumer or commercial product you expect it will be safe to use, whether it is purchased for personal consumption, as a home or work tool or equipment, or for entertainment purposes. If you are injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries through a Kansas City product liability attorney.
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury while using a defective product, our product liability lawyers at Siro Smith Dickson PC can help you. We have provided legal support to people injured while using defective products for over forty (40) years. Our proven track record of obtaining fair settlements, and receiving favorable jury awards is recognized throughout the Kansas City area and the Midwest.
What Makes A Product Defective?
A product can be defective in any of these ways:
- Manufacturing defect
- Design defect
- Failure to warn of a defect
A product with a manufacturing defect results from an error or deficiency which occurs during the manufacturing process – either in the quality of materials used for manufacturing or during assembly. Such products do not conform to the design of the manufacturer either in design specifications or performance. An example of defectively manufactured products are ecig batteries used in vaping. The batteries and vaping devices can explode, causing serious burn injuries and other catastrophic injuries. The ecig explosions also result from design and warning defects described below. With the help of a Kansas City product liability attorney, one can further investigate these kinds of cases and receive the help needed to have a successful case.
A product with a design defect is one whose design does not meet safety standards. Products like dangerous farm equipment and power tools with faulty or nonexistent safety guarding are classic examples of defectively designed products.
A product with a warning defect is one in which the product warning labels and/or operating instructions fail to warn the user or consumer of any hazards or hidden dangers the product might have when used in a reasonably foreseeable manner by the consumer or operator.
Are there time limits for filing a product liability in Kansas or Missouri?
There are strict statutes of limitation (deadlines) for filing claims based on injuries caused by dangerous or defective products. These time limits depend on the circumstances of your case, as well as the age of the product. Do not delay in contacting a lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device, toy, vehicle, or other consumer or commercial product. If you fail to file a product liability claim before the applicable time deadline runs, your case will be forever barred, and you will be unable to seek compensation in Court or through a settlement with the company or its insurer.
Who can you hold liable for damages if you have a product liability claim?
There are several potential defendants or entities that may be held legally responsible for damages if you or a loved one are injured by a dangerous product. First and foremost is the product manufacturer. However, given the complicated stream of commerce involved in taking a manufactured product and getting it into the hands of the ultimate user, several additional parties may be responsible for a dangerous product. The group of potential defendants includes all sellers of the product, including distributors, wholesalers, and retailers.
Let A Kansas City Product Liability Attorney Help You With Your Claim for Injuries and Damages
Establishing strict liability or fault and getting compensation for a defective product can be tricky. Product manufacturers have multiple defenses they routinely employ to defend themselves from product liability lawsuits. Contact us today and let’s get started on getting you fair compensation for your product-related injuries. Reach out to us from this website, or call us at (816) 471-4881.