Product Liability Claim is when you buy a product you have the right to trust that it has been safely designed and manufactured. Yet all too often that is not the case. Consumers throughout the country have suffered death or serious injury when a product has failed due to a product defect. When that happens, the company that designed or manufactured the product should be held responsible. Columbia product liability attorneys at the A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C. have experience handling claims involving the following products:
There are three types of product liability cases. A product may be defective because it was incorrectly designed. A product may have been defectively manufactured. Or there may have been an insufficient warning about a known danger. All three defects can make a product defective and dangerous and can cause injury to the consumer.
If a person has been injured or suffered death because of a defective product, it is important to act quickly. Preserving the evidence and conducting a thorough investigation may make the difference in your product liability case. We have Columbia product liability attorneys with the experience and proven results to get you the result you deserve. For help with your product liability claim, please contact our office for a free consultation.
When you buy a product, such as a pharmaceutical, medical device, toy, or appliance, you trust that it can be used safely, but unfortunately, some consumer products are defective such that they cause catastrophic harm to consumers. For example, some motor vehicle collisions are not the result of driver negligence, but instead the result of a defective vehicle or vehicle part.
Under section 537.760-737.765, a plaintiff may bring a product liability claim on the basis of strict liability if the defendant transferred the product in the course of business, the product was used as could have been reasonably anticipated, and the product was unreasonably dangerous because it had a manufacturing, design, or marketing defect.
Automobile airbags are a recent example of product liability claims. Auto manufacturers have been recalling airbags for being defective. Many airbags have been improperly manufactured and have been the cause of serious injury.
The AW Smith Law Firm is experienced in investigating and litigating claims of product liability and getting our clients the compensation they deserve. When a consumer is injured by a defective product, you want a Columbia product liability attorney that understands how to win the case against the manufacturer. AW Smith is experienced in determining if the product has a history of defects that caused injuries. We are thorough in our investigation into the industry standards and how the product is manufactured. This intense education and preparation is essential for being successful with jury trials.
In many cases, manufacturers can issue recalls for defective products. However, the recalls can have little advertising, warning consumers of the recalled products and the dangers that exist with them. Without the knowledge of the recalled product, consumers go on using these products, with no knowledge of the potential danger for them and their family. When manufacturers fail to warn or have insufficient warnings about defective products, and consumers are seriously injured by these dangerous products, this is grounds for a product liability lawsuit.
In 2015, the AW Smith Law Firm had Five (5) of the Top Verdicts and Settlements awarded in Missouri. That is 5 of Missouri’s Top Plaintiff Wins, according to Missouri Lawyers Media. These 5 verdicts and settlements alone, totaled more than $44 million dollars in monies.