Our product liability lawyers hold manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and other companies who make products responsible for the injuries caused by the use of their products. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of product use, you may be eligible to recover compensation.
Dangerous products and manufacturing defects result in thousands of injuries every year. Since 1979, the attorneys at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm have recovered over $1 billion in compensation for clients, including product liability claims. Get help with your case by calling (314) 501-9510 or request a free case evaluation online.
How our St. Louis product liability attorneys can help with your case
- Evaluate your case: A St. Louis product liability lawyer can help determine the strength of your case, and determine if you’re eligible to recover compensation.
- Collect evidence: An attorney will help gather evidence such as medical records, witness statements, and any relevant product documentation to support your case.
- Negotiations: Having a lawyer handle negotiations with the insurance company or product manufacturers on your behalf can help secure a higher settlement.
- Represent you in court: If a settlement cannot be negotiated, a product liability lawyer will represent you in court and fight your case.
- Protect your rights: With a legal team representing your case, you can ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
- Navigate the legal system: Get help navigating the complexities of your product liability claim, the legal system, and your options at every step of your case.
Types of cases handled by our St. Louis product liability lawyers
Over the years, the St. Louis product liability lawyers at Brown & Crouppen have helped individuals with many different types of dangerous products, including manufacturing defects and dangerous medical products.
Even if your case is not listed above, our St. Louis product liability attorneys still may be able to help. Find out if you have a case by calling (314) 501-9510 or requesting a free case evaluation online.
About product liability in Missouri
In Missouri, products must meet certain expectations of safety requirements by law. If a dangerous design or product defect causes an injury, a manufacturer can be held liable for damages.
Under Missouri law, product liability claims can be filed under strict liability if:
- The defendant transferred the product in the course of their business, and
- The product was used within reason; AND
- One or both of the following is true:
- The product was in a condition that was defective, and when used within reason led to an injury to the individual using the product
- The product was unreasonably dangerous and sold without adequate warning, and as a result led to the end-consumer suffering injuries
This law allows consumers who have been injured as a result of product use to hold manufacturers, sellers, and third-party assemblers accountable for putting dangerous products on the market.
Additionally, product liability claims may fall under the following types of liability:
- Manufacturing defects – Those that occur as a result of the manufacturing process, which may involve poor craftsmanship or low quality materials.
- Design defects – Occur where the product design is inherently dangerous or defective (no matter the quality of manufacturing).
- Failure-to-warn defects – May be present in products that carry non-obvious dangers (such as those without sufficient labels or instructions that would otherwise prevent injury)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
How much is my product liability case worth?
Each product liability case is unique, and will likely have different outcomes. Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, it may be higher or lower than the average personal injury settlement. Request a free case evaluation to get started with your case and understand its value.
What compensation can I recover after suffering an injury from a product?
With a product liability claim, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following: medical expenses, lost wages, pain & suffering, punitive damages, and property damage.
How long do I have to file a product liability claim in Missouri?
In Missouri, the statute of limitations for product liability claims is 5 years. This means individuals have 5 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Can I sue a company if I was injured by their product?
Yes, a product liability claim can provide compensation if an individual or group of individuals have been injured by a product. These types of claims hold product manufacturers and companies responsible for the safety of their products.