KANSAS CITY CAR ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
As consumers, we trust that the products we use every day will not jeopardize our safety. However, some products are released to market with dangerous defects, often resulting in serious bodily injury. Between missed work, medical expenses, and the need for continuous medical care, an injured person may have a long recovery ahead. Injuries suffered at the expense of a defective product can certainly put your life on hold. At Stigall Whitworth, we believe that manufacturers of defective products have a responsibility to ensure consumers of those products are not harmed.
While there are numerous types of product defects, they generally fall into one of three categories:
If you have been injured by a defective product, Stigall Whitworth is here to help. Our Missouri product liability lawyers can help you understand if you have a claim, what type of case you have, and how to overcome the legal obstacles which may lie ahead. Below, we look at these three types of claims in more detail.
A defective product can typically be traced back to three places:
If the defect can be traced back to the manufacturer, it doesn't mean the initial product was harmful, but due to a failure to meet standards or provide quality parts, the manufacturer caused the product to become unsafe. With many products, different manufacturers could have been used for various parts of the whole product. Through our law firm's investigation, we can determine which manufacturer is to blame for either the part that harmed you, or the whole product. Even a foreign manufacturer can still be held liable by our experienced product liability lawyers.
In most product liability cases, there is more than one defendant being held at fault. The retailer who sold the defective drug or product can also be held responsible. Even if you did not buy the product directly, but received it from a friend for instance, the retailer can still be found liable. The same is true for a distributor or wholesaler. These companies work as the "middlemen" of the product industry, providing retailers and others with drugs and products. At Stigall Whitworth, we have skilled litigators and investigators who can uncover the distributing company of the harmful product in order to name them in your product liability lawsuit.
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