People rely on products every day and count on the manufacturers and distributors of these products to take the time to research and develop their products to ensure, when they are sold to the consumer, that they are safe for use. Consumers expect the product to operate as marketed and advertised, provided with adequate instructions for use, and that adequate warnings are given for any anticipated danger from using the product. If these expectations are not met, the manufacturers, distributors and sellers must be held accountable for serious injuries and deaths caused by these defective products. Likewise, people expect buildings and roads to be designed and constructed according to laws, rules and industry standard.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in challenging and confronting some the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of products, as well as contractors and engineers for their part in designing or constructing defective buildings and roads, with great success. These cases include claims for defectively designed or manufactured tires, vehicles, forklifts, man-lifts, construction equipment, defective medical devices, consumer products, window blinds, dump trucks, garbage trucks, electrical companies, and more. There are different types of product liability claims and theories of recovery:
- Negligent design, manufacturing, constructing, or warnings
- Strict Liability
- Design defect
- Manufacturing defect
- Design defect
- Inadequate warnings or instructions
For a free consultation and to discuss your case with an attorney, please call 314-405-9000 right now.
Below are examples of some of the results our law firm’s attorneys have obtained in product liability cases:
Resolved claims of several individuals which were injured by a defective consumer product for total amounts in excess of $20,000,000.
Resolved a child’s bicycle crash resulting in a brain injury, Kramer v. Bax Engineering, et al. Proved the crash was caused by a defectively constructed road. The insurance companies for the contractors which designed, built and maintained the road settled the case with the firm’s client’s family for $8,300,000. This settlement was, at the time, the largest personal injury settlement in St. Charles County, Missouri history
Resolved the lawsuit of a young boy for $4,100,000 against a major automobile manufacturer for a defective seat which failed during a collision causing the boy to suffer catastrophic brain damage.
Resolved the wrongful death claim caused by the failure of an under ride bar of a truck and trailer operated by a large food manufacturer for $4,000,000.
Resolved the wrongful death claim of an operator of a large dump truck when he was killed after the left front tire on his steer axle of his dump truck failed. The tire had been in use less than one week. At the time of the collision, the dump truck was empty. This matter settled for a confidential amount.
Resolved a wrongful death claim in Indiana for $3,000,000 for a widow and her four children against a major retailer resulting from the operation of a forklift on a defective loading dock.
Resolved a forklift accident death case for a total of $2,650,000
Resolved the claims of a young child who suffered traumatic brain injuries confining her to wheelchair for the rest of her life despite significant legal issues for a confidential amount in excess of $2,000,000.
Obtained $1,200,000 for the family of a man killed in a side-by-side/UTV rollover accident.
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