St. Louis, MO Product Liability Attorneys
Injured by a Defective Product? Call (314) 701-7722 Today!
Your phone, your desk, your drink, your chair. The one thing all these things have in common besides being yours is that they are all products. (Even the most minimalistic minimalists cannot get away from being surrounded by products of some sort.) When one of the products around us is defective, we are put at risk of suffering severe or even fatal injury. Fortunately, the party that pushed that defective product to market can be held accountable through civil action.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may have the right to file a civil suit against the liable party. Our product liability lawyers at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm have over 100 years of collective experience and want to advocate for you. We are known for our honest, compassionate counsel and unwavering dedication to our clients, always going the extra mile for their benefit. Our reputation of success has won us local and national acclaim, such as from Super Lawyers®, U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” and The National Trial Lawyers, among others.
Get your free consultation with a St. Louis product liability attorney—call (314) 701-7722 or fill out and submit an online contact form today.
What Is Product Liability Law?
While there are regulations in place to ensure defective and dangerous products do not make it into the hands of consumers, many companies and corporations will violate these regulations for their own financial gain. Product liability law was designed to protect consumers from such negligent and predatory business practices.
There are three main types of product liability claims:
- Defective design: A design defect lies with the design of the product in and of itself. Examples include if a piece of machinery does not have protective guards to keep the person using it safe or if a car seat was designed with fewer seat belts than needed.
- Manufacturing defect: This occurs when a safe product becomes defective due to an error in manufacturing. An example would be if the manufacturer failed to install a product’s electrical wiring properly or a sturdy piece of furniture was assembled improperly, rendering it weak.
- Failure to warn or instruct: Also known as a “marketing defect,” this is when the company behind the product fails to warn consumers of the risks of the product or fails to provide proper user instructions. Examples include failing to warn that a cleaning product could be toxic if accidentally inhaled or not providing detailed instructions on how to take a medication.
A product can be defective in more than one way. If you take civil action, you must identify the specific defect that led to your injury, however. Thankfully, a product liability lawyer can investigate your case and help uncover evidence to prove your claim.
Take the First Step Toward Compensation
If a defective product caused you injury, you could recover compensation for your damages. Pain and suffering, medical expenses, the price of the product, and lost wages are among the most common damages for which product liability plaintiffs qualify. Our lawyers at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm can answer your questions and discuss the value of your case in a free consultation. Let our trusted team advocate for you.
Contact a St. Louis product liability attorney online to find out if you may qualify for financial compensation.