Everything you buy from a brick-and-mortar store, through an online retailer, or directly from the manufacturer should function as advertised. There should not be any defects or hazards associated with normal use that the product’s packaging and instructions do not warn you about. When you are injured by a product that does not meet these expectations, you may have standing to file a lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer and demand compensation for your losses.

A Maryland Heights defective products lawyer at OnderLaw has decades of experience advocating for the rights of people just like you. We know that large corporations often put profits over people, and we are committed to helping our neighbors and community members fight back. Through a successful personal injury lawsuit, you could get the fair payments you need to recover from your injuries and get back to living your life. Our team will be with you every step of the way. We’re not just on your side, we’re by your side.

What Counts as Grounds for a Product Liability Claim?

Generally, product liability litigation is built around the idea that a product manufacturer holds what’s called strict liability for injuries caused by certain types of defects in their product. This means you do not need to prove that any reckless or careless act directly led to your injury; rather, that a defect existed in the product when it left the manufacturer, leading to your harm.

A product liability lawsuit could be built around three types of defects, as a qualified Maryland Heights attorney can further explain. First, a product could have a defective design, meaning that it was conceptualized or formulated in such a way that every unit of the product is unreasonably dangerous.

Second, a product could suffer from a manufacturing defect, meaning that an otherwise safely designed product was manufactured or assembled incorrectly and in such a way that it became unreasonably dangerous to use for its intended purpose. Finally, a product may have defective “marketing” which means the manufacturer failed to provide sufficient instructions or warnings regarding how to use it safely.

Our team of proactive legal professionals at OnderLaw can investigate a product-related accident to uncover any of these potential defects.

Recovering for All Available Damages

A manufacturer who allows a defective product to go to market and cause you harm may be responsible for all past and future economic and non-economic consequences. Specific damages that often factor into claims of this nature include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Lost work wages or working capacity
  • Psychological trauma and emotional distress
  • Lost overall enjoyment of life and other effects of long-term disability
  • Medical expenses, including expected costs of future care like physical therapy
  • Personal property damage, including costs of replacing the defective product

Importantly, though, Missouri Revised Statutes § 516.120 typically only allows five years after an injury occurs for you to file suit over it. Assistance from an experienced defective products lawyer in Maryland Heights can be key to building the strongest possible claim within this deceptively small window of time.

Consider Working With a Maryland Heights Defective Products Attorney

Despite numerous federal regulations requiring manufacturers to be diligent about developing safe products, dozens—if not hundreds—of unreasonably dangerous goods are put on the market every year. Getting fair civil restitution for injuries caused by a faulty product can require significant legal experience, expertise, and lots of evidence from multiple sources combined into a compelling lawsuit or settlement demand.

This is not a situation you should try to handle alone, nor one that you have to. The compassionate team of attorneys at OnderLaw will be your guiding hand during this difficult time. Our skilled legal professionals will fight to get the comprehensive compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery. Call today to speak with our Maryland Heights defective products team about your case.