Kansas City Dangerous Product Lawyers

Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit in Missouri

When consumer products fail to work properly or pose an unreasonable risk of injury to the user, they are considered “defective.” Manufacturers and other entities can be held legally responsible for injuries, deaths, and financial loss resulting from dangerous or defective products.

At Potts Law Firm, we represent those who have been harmed by unreasonably unsafe consumer products, fighting for the fair compensation they deserve. Our Kansas City dangerous product lawyers strive to hold negligent manufacturers and other liable parties accountable, and we have a long track record of success. To date, our firm has secured over $1 billion in compensation for our clients.

Get in touch with us today at (816) 312-5125 or reach us online using our secure contact form. We offer free initial consultations to all new and prospective clients.

Can You Sue If You Are Injured by a Defective Product?

In short, yes, you can sue the manufacturer or another liable party if you are injured by a defective product. Additionally, if your loved one was killed by an unreasonably dangerous product, you could have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. It is important that you work with an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases, as there are several things you must prove in order to be successful in your defective product lawsuit.

To prove your claim, you must establish each of the following as true:

  • You were injured (or your loved one was killed, if filing a wrongful death lawsuit)
  • Your injury (or loved one’s death) led to measurable damages for which you can be compensated
  • Your injury (or loved one’s death) was caused by a defective or unreasonably dangerous product
  • The product in question had not been modified by anyone other than the manufacturer
  • You (or your loved one) were not using the product in any other way than intended when the injury (or death) occurred
  • The product was defective in some way

Note that you do not necessarily have to prove that the manufacturer (or another party) knew about the defect or that the product had been recalled in order to have a successful case. Many product liability claims are brought on the legal principle of strict liability. Under this principle, manufacturers and others responsible for creating and distributing consumer products are generally considered always liable for injuries, deaths, and financial harm caused by those products when those products are defective.

When Is a Product Considered “Defective?”

Generally speaking, a product is considered “defective” when it meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • It does not work as intended
  • It poses an unreasonable risk of injury or harm to the user
  • It is advertised/marketed for some use for which it has not been adequately tested

A product can be dangerous without necessarily being defective. For example, a motor vehicle is technically “dangerous,” as it has the capacity to cause serious injury or death. However, vehicles are not considered “defective” unless they contain some flaw that makes them unreasonably unsafe.

The Three Types of Product Defects

Although a product can contain any number of defects, there are three main types of product defects.

These include:

  • Design defects, in which a product lacks a reasonably safe design, thereby rendering the product inherently unsafe for normal consumer use
  • Manufacturing defects, in which the product is properly designed but incorrectly assembled or manufactured, making it unreasonably unsafe
  • Labeling or marketing defects, in which a product is properly designed and produced, but incorrectly marketed or advertised (e.g., missing safety instructions, warnings, etc.)

At Potts Law Firm, we conduct exhaustive investigations into our clients’ claims to determine which type of defect a product contained. By identifying the type of defect the product had, we are able to determine who is liable for our client’s damages.

When to Hire a Kansas City Defective Product Attorney

The sooner you act, the better. In Missouri, there is a five-year statute of limitations on most product liability claims. This means that after five years have passed, you are barred from filing a lawsuit. However, it is important that you seek legal counsel right away, as critical evidence can be lost over time.

At Potts Law Firm, we act quickly when it comes to initiating legal action and seeking maximum compensation for our clients. Our Kansas City product liability lawyers work diligently to prepare powerful cases against large product manufacturers and other entities. We are skilled litigators, adept at negotiating favorable settlements on behalf of the injured. However, whenever necessary, we are fully prepared and willing to go to trial.

Call us today at (816) 312-5125 or contact us online for a free consultation. Hablamos español.

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    “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

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    “They know the law from every angle, dig deep, and will not accept anything less than what was asked in the original suit. The Potts team never backed down until the case was settled in full.”

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    “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

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Explore our past successes
  • Avandia Aggregate Settlement Seven-Figure Settlement

    Potts Law Firm entered a high seven-figure aggregate settlement on behalf of clients that ingested Avandia and were injured.

  • Wrongful Death of Employee $6.35 Million

    Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of a man who was killed while on the job due to a product failure. After a short time in litigation, Potts Law Firm was able to settle the case and also received a voluntary worldwide recall of the product; ensuring no one else would suffer injuries or death resulting from the failed product in the future.

Why Choose the Team at Potts Law Firm?

As your legal team, we will fight tirelessly for you and your recovery. If you have been injured, or if you loved one tragically passed away due to a dangerous or defective product, Potts Law Firm can help.

We have extensive experience handling all types of product liability claims, including those involving:

  • Auto defects
  • Chemicals, cleaners, and solvents
  • Children’s products
  • Defective drugs and medical devices
  • Electronics, including e-cigarettes
  • Household appliances
  • Industrial and agricultural products
  • Toxic exposure

At our Kansas City office, we provide a high level of personal attention and support throughout the legal process. Our dangerous product attorneys are happy to answer any questions you may have as they guide you on the road to recovery.


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