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How Does Products Liability Law Work?

Products liability law refers to the manufacturer’s responsibility to produce safe consumer products. In many injury cases, your lawyer has to prove that the other party or parties were negligent ― meaning they did not take reasonable precautions to uphold their obligations or duty of care. However, courts judge products liability cases based on strict liability law, not negligence law. The main job St. Louis product liability attorneys have is to show that a product is defective and, because of that defect, their client suffered injury.

Missouri Revised Statutes § 537.760. — Products liability claim defined states that in order to have a products liability claim you must show the following:

  • The company transferred its product to you as part of doing business
  • You used the product in a manner reasonably anticipated
  • When you used the defective product, it injured you because of the defective condition it was in when sold
  • When you used the dangerous product, it injured you because the company sold it without providing adequate warning about its dangers

The company producing the product is liable simply because the product is unsafe.

A  Missouri product defects law firm can investigate your accident and use experts to prove that the product was defective either by design, a manufacturing flaw or through lack of proper warning. Attorneys estimate the extent of damages and handle settlement negotiations or take cases to trial, if necessary.

The Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C. can help you recover the compensation you deserve if seriously injured by a dangerous product.

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