PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS IN A ST. LOUIS PRODUCT CASE

Product Liability Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

Product liability lawyer in St. Louis, MO. We place our trust in major corporations to deliver products that we assume are reasonably safe to use. However, the ugly truth is that these companies are often aware of defects in their product but did not take the necessary steps to protect users; they continue to make vast amounts of money from the product at the expense of the innocent public.

Attorney Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm wants to hold mega-corporations to a standard of care that all companies should have when they sell a potentially dangerous product to millions of consumers. If you are one of these consumers and suffered an injury as a result of a defective product, contact us or call a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation. All of the cases that we take on are subject to a contingency fee, meaning you do not pay legal fees or other fees up-front.

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What is Product Liability?

Product liabilty in St. Louis is when a defective product has caused an injury to you or a loved one. Under Missouri law, you are entitled to bring a claim against the manufacturer, seller, or distributor to receive compensation for harms and losses suffered as a result.

Defects can happen for a number of reasons but, in many cases, it’s because companies rush products to market without ensuring they are safe so that they can drive the maximum amount of profits. They then don’t take the time to warn the public of known dangers.

These defects can fall into three major categories:

  • Design defects – These are defects that are inherent in the product design; thus, each product produced from this initial design is dangerous. If you suspect a design defect was responsible for your injury, you may be required to prove or show that a another safer design could’ve been used by the manufacturer. Examples of defectively designed products could include space heaters that catch fire due to improper wiring, airbags that unnecessarily deploy without impact, cars that are top-heavy and are more likely to tip over even in minor car accidents, etc.
  • Manufacturing defects – These are defects in the manufacturing stage in which the product is not created as it should be according to its intended design. This can affect only one or millions of units sold and may occur at any stage during the product’s construction. Examples of manufacturing defects could include cars with defective brakes that cause brake failure accidents, children’s bicycles assembled without the necessary bolts that keep wheels attached, tires that were originally designed to hold up against wear and tear but a mistake in the manufacturing caused a tire blowout.
  • Warning defects – This is a failure (or defect) in the marketing of potentially dangerous products to consumers. In short, when the product doesn’t come with the necessary warnings and/or instructions, there are significant risks of injury. Examples can include prescription drugs that do not list all the potential side effects, booster seats that lack instruction on the proper weight in which a child should be in order to safely use them, etc.

Types of Product Liability Cases We Handle

Think about how many products you and your family use in a day. From appliances and toys to cars and medicines, we rely on our products in every aspect of our lives. However, keep in mind that every single one of these products can have a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect that carries the significant potential of causing you or someone you love harm.

While ANY product can possibly be used in a product liability case — as long as it caused you an injury of some kind — some of the most common defective products cases we handle include:

  • Defective consumer products – such as kitchen appliances, HVAC systems, cell phones, laptops, e-cigarettes, power tools, yard equipment, smoke detectors, cleaning products, etc.
  • Defective vehicle parts such as brakes, air bags, tires, seat belts, fuel systems, steering components, etc.
  • Defective medical equipment such as implants, heart valves, prostheses, etc.
  • Defective children’s products such as toys, child safety seats, choking hazards, etc.
  • Dangerous prescription drugs such as birth control pills, anti-psychotics, etc.
  • Contaminated food such as pre-packaged food or produce containing Salmonella and E. coli

Put simply, if a product of any kind caused an injury that was preventable, you might be able to receive compensation for your losses involving medical costs, loss of income, and more. Contact a product liabilty lawyer in St. Louis, MO, to learn more.

While the products that may have caused your injury may be commonplace, The Hayden Law Firm believes that every injury and every case is unique. We take the time to listen to you so that we learn every detail of your case. This allows us to ensure you understand everything going on with your case, from point a to point b.


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Why You Need the Help of a St. Louis Product Liability Attorney

Product liability cases are rarely simple or straightforward. The company you are up against is likely large, profitable, and covered by an extensive insurance policy with an aggressive insurance company. They will try to take advantage of you by offering you a lower settlement than you deserve or, worse, placing the blame on you so that they don’t have to pay anything at all. The potentially contentious and complicated situation is why you should work with a defective product lawyer in St. Louis, MO, as soon as possible. By having a seasoned team like The Hayden Law Firm represent you, you show the company that you are serious about pursuing compensation. We put you on a more level playing field with big companies.

As a strict liability state, you need a Missouri product liabilty lawyer who has a deep understanding of these laws. Since people almost never buy something that was entirely made by one person or company in our modern economy, it can be challenging to find all responsible parties and bring them to justice. The Hayden Law Firm is up to this challenge.

Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Who Cares

With over 15 years of combined experience in law and business, clients rely on Attorney Amanda L. Hayden’s compassion and expertise to come through at the negotiation table. At The Hayden Law Firm, we are not afraid to go up against large corporations on your behalf. We will staunchly protect your rights because we care about your wellbeing and your ability to move on from this situation with confidence.

If you have suffered an injury, contact us or call our product liabilty lawyer in St. Louis, MO, at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation.


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