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Defective Products Lawyer in Raymore, MO.

Defective Products Lawyer in Raymore, MO. If you or a family member was injured by a dangerous product, call a Burger law defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case review.

Imagine what you do every day: You may make coffee in a coffee maker in the morning, take allergy medication, go to school or work in your car, sit at in a chair or work around machines, and/or use your android throughout the day. You may use lawnmowers on your days off. You may even have a prosthetic limb or other medical device. It seems we're always using or surrounded by some sort of technology that has gone through various stages of design and production before it reaches the shelves. When there is a breakdown in the chain of distribution and a product becomes defective, it can cause serious injuries to you and your Raymore, MO family. When that happens to you, you need the accomplished and dedicated legal representation of Burger Law's defective products lawyer team to stand by your side and deliver you the maximum compensation you are owed.

In our In our 70 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of the injured and vulnerable, we have gotten our clients in Raymore and throughout Missouri in excess of $170 million. Talking to us is free, so there's no reason not to reach out. Get in touch with a defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT.

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Raymore, MO Defective Products Statistics

The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that hazardous products account for over 29 million injuries and 21,000 deaths annually.

According to facts from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2019 the mean average that people injured by hazardous products recovered was over $7 million in product liability cases that went to trial, while the median was $2 million. That speaks to the incredible harm an unsafe product can cause.

If you were one of the many people injured by a dangerous product, call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO for empathetic, dedicated and skilled support and legal counsel.

What is the Process for Defective Products Claims in Raymore, MO?

Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §537.760, you and your Raymore, MO defective products lawyer can file a "strict liability" suit if three conditions are met:

  1. The corporation was part of the product's stream of commerce.
  2. You used the product in a way rationally anticipated.
  3. One or both of the following:
    1. The product was in a defective condition that was unreasonably hazardous when it left the manufacturer's or seller's that was the proximate cause of your injuries, and/or
    2. The manufacturer or distributor failed to warn on the products packaging of an inherently dangerous condition.

The "chain of distribution" refers to anyone involved in the product from initial conception to purchase, including a distributor or vendor. Under Missouri Revised Statute §5537.762, a person or company whose sole connection to the case is that they were the seller or distributor of the product may be dismissed from the claim if:

  • You discover who the manufacturer is, it still does business and can afford to pay for all of your injuries.
  • The entity that sold it signs an affidavit under oath that their only involvement in the chain of distribution was selling it.
  • There is no evidence is brought in front of the court that the seller was involved in any other facet of the stream of commerce.
  • The dismissal is requested to the judge no later than 60 days after the complaint is filed.

If those conditions are met, the seller would then be dismissed without prejudice, meaning they are not permanently dismissed from the case. So, if later evidence shows that they had a larger role in the design and manufacture of the product than they led on, were otherwise to blame for the defect or the manufacturer is unable to reimburse you for all of your damages, your defective products lawyer at Burger Law would then be able to call them back to court and ensure that every at-fault party is held accountable.

Missouri Revised Statute §537.764 mentions a caveat for "state of the art products," where a hazardous condition could not be fully understood before use by the public. This defense is only valid for inadequate warning defective products lawsuits, and it is up to the defense to prove that there is no way they could have known about the dangerous condition.

Strict Liability and Negligence in Defective Products Claims: What's the Difference?

The majority of personal injury lawsuits in Raymore, MO are determined by the concept of negligence. We all owe each other a duty of care in certain situations; for example, property owners and managers must make sure their premises is reasonably safe so no one sustains a slip and fall. When someone is negligent, for instance if are injured by a fatigued truck driver they might be held responsible for your damages and would have to pay you compensation.

By contrast, most product liability or hazardous products cases are strict liability claims, meaning that a designer, manufacturer or vendor is at fault for any injuries that stems from the reasonable use of a product, whether they were negligent or not. According to jury instruction revisions made by the Missouri Supreme Court, defendant's in a product liability case may be held to the strict liability standard if you and your Raymore, MO defective products lawyer can demonstrate that the product was "unreasonably dangerous" — meaning it is unsafe when used as intended or in a foreseeable way — when it left the manufacturer's or distributor's control.

Missouri classifies three different ways in which your defective products lawyer can argue a product was dangerous:

  1. Design Defect: A design defect is an innate fault in the design that subsequently affects all products with the same design. An example is vehicles that have a tendency to roll over if the driver swerves quickly.
  2. Manufacturing Defects: This refers to a product that was safe in its design but became unsafe because of mistakes in the manufacturing process. This can either only make one product dangerous, i.e. a single vehicle, or several or all of them, as in an entire line of the same model vehicle. An example could be installing outdated components or leaving sharp edges on plastic or other materials.
  3. Failure to Warn of Known Risks or Dangers That Should Have Been Foreseen: This refers to a product that was designed and manufactured safely but caused harm because it did not give adequate instructions or warnings about inherent dangers. Examples include a drug that is sold without mentioning certain risks or side effects or not advising an appropriate age range for children if a toy or game is a choking hazard. A manufacturer generally does not have to warn against risks that a reasonable person would anticipate. For example, they do not have to warn you that a match could start a fire.

Strict liability is meant to hold corporations accountable and persuade them to implement thorough safety protocols for verifying that their products will not pose a danger to the public. Even so, too often corporations are negligent and concentrate more on their bottoms line than ensuring their products will not cause any damage. In those cases, your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO will fight on your behalf and demand only a full financial recovery.

Comparative Negligence in Defective Productions Claims in Raymore, MO

Manufacturers, vendors and anyone else in the stream of commerce will often rely on the principle of comparative negligence when building their defense. Missouri Revised Statute §537.765 permits for the defendants to posit that you are responsible for a portion of your injuries and, therefore, they do not have to pay you the full extent of your damages. For example, if a jury determines that you have $100,000 in damages but finds you were 30 percent to blame for your injuries, you will only receive $70,000. Often, comparative negligence arguments are an erroneous attempt an entity involved in the chain of distribution makes to get out their responsibility to reimburse you for the harm they have caused. Your Raymore, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law sees through that. The statute allows for the defense of comparative fault if the following situations apply:

  • You did not use the product in a manner the manufacturer could foresee. A manufacturer or seller is only has to make a product safe for ways that they can expect the public to use it. For example, while chairs are meant for sitting, standing on one to reach something is common. So if a certain model of chair is dangerous to stand on, the manufacturer needs to include a warning not to stand on it. On the other hand, if you put wheels on a chair and are injured racing it down the street, you likely do not have a claim because the manufacture would not be expected to foresee that use of the product.
  • You used the product in a manner the manufacturer did not intend. With this defense, the defendant will likely not be able to avoid liability altogether, but can significantly lower it but can significantly lower it. Suppose you combine a certain medication with alcohol, producing negative side-effects or leading you to cause a car crash. A pharmaceutical company could reasonably see someone doing that, but will not be completely responsible because you were being reckless.
  • You used the product while aware of a reasonable level of danger associated with the use. This is often referred to as "Assumption of the risk," a theory in tort claims wherein, if the injured party was aware of risks, the defendant is not responsible. For instance, if you were taking a prescription drug and experience negative side effects, the pharmaceutical company would not be liable if they warned of the risk and/or you were informed of it by your doctor.
  • You displayed an unreasonable failure to appreciate the danger that a product's specific use could cause. For example, you make custom modification to your car's engine despite not being a mechanic. The defense could argue that the risk of doing so was obvious, and you should have known how dangerous it was.
  • You did not take necessary safety precautions. Putting adequate warnings and safety instructions on a product's packaging can often protect someone in the stream of commerce from liability. If you took more doses of a medication than the labeling or your doctor suggested, the defense can argue your injuries would have been avoided had you obeyed recommended precautions.
  • You failed to mitigate your damages. In any personal injury claim, you are ethically bound to try to lessen the amount of compensation you are owed. For example, you cannot seek compensation for medical treatment for injuries that have nothing to do with. The defense may say you have no right to ask them for money they do not owe you.

Just because the manufacturer or seller can — and will — assert that you share part of the blame, that does not mean you will definitely be blamed for part of the accident. Powerful corporations and insurance companies employ a lot of dishonest ruses to try and minimize your claim, but your Raymore, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law knows how to fight back against them. We know these companies have a lot of money to throw at their defense and try to take advantage of people unfamiliar with Missouri laws. All you will ever owe is a contingency fee, which means we collect a moderate percentage of the compensation you are awarded, and we do not collect any attorney's fees until you get the great compensation you deserve. Get in touch with Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for legal advocacy that parallels and exceeds that of resistant manufacturers and distributors and insurance companies.

Defective Vehicle Parts Lawyer in Raymore, MO

Our defective products lawyer team sees in Raymore, MO sees more defective vehicles than any other product, both because of their ubiquity and because of how many components it takes to make them run. In 2019 alone, over 53.1 million individual cars and vehicle components were recalled in the United States. Defective car parts can cause accident and fires, and lead to further injuries when the safety components to not work as they should. Common defective automobile parts we see are:

  • Brakes
  • Airbags
  • Ignitions
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tires
  • Door latches
  • Headlights and taillights

Offroad vehicles like ATVs can also cause damage, for instance if a design defect gives them a heightened propensity to rolling over.

Your Burger Law defective products lawyer has extensive experience investigating car accident claims and injuries and will consult with experts to determine if your accident was the fault of a faulty vehicle component.

Defective Medical Devices Lawyer in Raymore, MO

Medical devices are intended to make our lives better and allow us to live the life we want. But, sometimes they can do the opposite and cause us further complications when not manufactured, shipped or implanted correctly. Examples of medical devices that your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO has seen be defective are:

  • Artificial joints that can result in infections, instability, chronic soreness or frequent dislocations
  • Cardiovascular devises, which can result in infections or even wrongful death when they do not last as long as anticipated
  • Robotic surgical assistants intended to operate on parts of the body that are difficult for a surgeon to manually reach that, when defective, can result in punctured organs, infections and electrical burns
  • Blood clot filters that permit free-floating blood clots to invade the lungs
  • Permanent birth control implements that can pierce organs, lead to pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and unintended pregnancies

As the medical industry keeps inventing new technologies, medical device recalls have gone up exponentially. In the first three months of 2018, medical device recalls rose by 126 percent, with software issues being the leading cause.

In 2017, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department announced that throughout 10 years Medicare had to spend at least $1.5 billion to replace more than 73,000 defective cardiovascular devices alone. Medical devices should help alleviate pain and lengthen our lifespans, not cause further damage. If a flawed medical device caused you damages, your Raymore, MO defective injuries lawyer at Burger Law will hold the at-fault parties accountable and make sure you collect a full financial recovery for all of the unneeded pain you experienced.

In February of this year, Exactech, a company that manufactures implants and joint replacements, was forced to recall several models of their Polyethylene Knee Replacements. Because of flaws in their packaging and shipping process, the replacements do not last nearly as long as they were designed to and have caused incredible pain and lifelong damage to possibly as many as 150,000 people who had the replacement joint implanted. When Burger Law was made aware of the defect by a client, we immediately got to work bringing them what peace of mind we could and continue to take on Exactech Knee Replacement cases. You can read the complaint we filed for our first client by clicking the link below:

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Defective Drug Lawyer in Raymore, MO

The Federal Drug Administration has stringent procedures for the testing, labeling, packaging and shipping of prescription drugs. However, the administration uses data from the pharmaceutical companies themselves when deciding whether or not to allow the drug to hit the shelves. That means that many drugs reach the shelves without an objective analysis of the potential drawbacks compared to the potential benefits. Too many corporations put profit over the safety of the people who need medicine and treatments that are truly effective. Currently, it is usually the pharmaceutical company's decision if they will recall a drug that has found to have dangerous side effects. One way to make sure dangerous prescriptions stay off the shelves: call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO to stand up for the vulnerable and let these corporations know that their behavior is deplorable.

Four thousand five hundred drugs and medical devices are recalled in the U.S. annually, and that is often after many people have already turned to them for treatment and relief. If you or someone you love sustained injuries because of reckless pharmaceutical companies and corporations, contact a Burger Law defective products injury lawyer now. We protect the rights of the injured and vulnerable and make sure negligent corporations know how much damage they have caused. Burger Law has already successfully won claims for families against opioid manufacturers so they can have feel sense of justice for the wrongful death of their loved one.

Other common defective products we see in Raymore, MO include:

  • Children's toys
  • Chemicals such as week killer
  • Baby powder
  • Household appliances
  • Industrial machinery
  • Cell phone batteries
  • Cosmetic products

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Every Burger Law defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO knows that being injured by a hazardous product can completely disrupt your daily routine, your family and even your present and future financial security. That is why we endeavor to see the vulnerable in Raymore and throughout Missouri recover fair compensation for all of their damages, not just what the product manufacturer or insurance company feel like reimbursing you for. When you hire us, we do not hesitate to start working on getting you a financial recovery for all of your medical costs and lost wages, in addition to the mental and physical hardships your injury has inflicted on you and your Raymore, MO family. We will stand by your side the entire away and never allow a powerful corporation think they can take advantage of you. Call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Raymore, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to take the first step toward a true recovery.

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