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Defective Products Lawyer in Savannah, MO.

Defective Products Lawyer in Savannah, MO. If you or a family member was hurt by a dangerous product, reach out to a Burger law defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case evaluation.

Picture what your daily like looks like: You may make coffee in a coffee maker in the morning, take allergy medication, go to school or work in your vehicle, sit by a computer or work around technology, and/or use your android at various times during the day. You may go 4-wheeling on your days off. You may even have a joint replacement or other medical device. It seems we're always using or surrounded by some sort of product that had to be designed, manufactured, shipped and sold. When there is a mistake in the chain of distribution and a product becomes dangerous, it can have a catastrophic effect on on your life and lives of those you love in Savannah, MO. When that happens to you, you need the knowledgeable and committed legal representation of Burger Law's defective products lawyer team to stand up to powerful corporations and secure you the great financial recovery you are owed.

In our In our three decades of experience standing up for fairness and justice, we have secured our clients in Savannah and beyond in excess of $170 million. Talking to us is free, so there's no reason not to reach out. Call a defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

If you were hurt by a defective product in Savannah, MO, discover how much your claim may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.



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Savannah, MO Defective Products Statistics

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that hazardous products are responsible for in excess of 29 million injuries and 21,000 deaths annually.

According to data from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2019 the mean average that people injured by faulty 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 ruin an unsafe product can cause.

If you were one of the many people injured by a faulty product, call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO for understanding, devoted and experienced support and legal advocacy.

How Defective Products Claims Work in Savannah, MO

Under Missouri Revised Statute §537.760, you and your Savannah, MO defective products lawyer can file a "strict liability" suit if three factors are met:

  1. The person was involved in the product's design, manufacture, distribution and sale.
  2. The product was used in a manner easily anticipated.
  3. One or both of the following:
    1. The product was in a defective condition that was unreasonably dangerous when it left the manufacturer's or vendor's that caused you direct harm, and/or
    2. Your injuries stemmed from a dangerous condition inherent in the product that was not warned of in the labeling or instructions.

The "chain of distribution" refers to anyone involved in the product from initial design to sale, including a distributor or vendor. Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §5537.762, an entity whose sole connection to the case is that they were the vendor or distributor of the product may avoid liability if:

  • You discover who the manufacturer is, it still does business and is financially capable of paying you for the entirety of your damages.
  • The seller makes 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 took part in any other part of the chain of distribution.
  • The motion to dismiss is filed within 60 days.

If those conditions are satisfied, the seller would then be dismissed without prejudice, which means the decision to leave them out of the suit is not final. So, if later evidence proves that they were actually involved in the engineering of the product, were otherwise liable for the fault or the manufacturer is unable to reimburse you for all of the economic, physical and emotional loss you sustained, your defective products lawyer at Burger Law would then be able to call them back to court and ensure you get the great financial recovery you deserve.

Missouri Revised Statute §537.764 mentions a caveat for "state of the art products," meaning that a hazardous aspect of the product was not known and could not be discovered when the product hit the shelves. This defense is only applicable to for inadequate warning defective products cases, and the burden of proof is on the defense.

The Difference Between Strict Liability and Negligence in Defective Products Cases

The majority of personal injury lawsuits in Savannah, MO are decided by the conception of negligence. We all have a duty to each other's safety in certain situations; for example, trucking companies must not overwork their drivers. When someone fails in that duty, for instance if sustain an injury because you were hit by a distracted driver they may be found accountable for your damages and would be obligated to reimburse you for your injuries and other damages.

By contrast, most product liability or hazardous products claims are determined by strict liability, meaning that anyone in the chain of distribution is accountable for any injuries that results 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 Savannah, 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 inherent imperfection in the design that afterwards affects all of that product model that go on to be manufactured. An example is vehicles that have a tendency to roll over if the driver swerves quickly.
  2. Manufacturing Defects: A product can be designed effectively and safely but still become hazardous because of a failure in the manufacturing process. This can either only make one product hazardous, 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 bugs or other contaminants found in beverages or not properly fastening components to each other.
  3. Failure to Warn of Known Risks or Dangers That Should Have Been Anticipated: This refers to a product that was designed and manufactured safely but caused harm because it did not give adequate instructions or warnings about innate dangers. Examples include failing to warn that a hairdryer might cause an electric shock if it comes in contact with water or cleaning solutions that do not mention corrosive chemicals they contain on the label. A manufacturer typically does not have to warn against obvious dangers. For instance, 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 exhaustive safety procedures for verifying that their products will not put the people who use it at risk. Even so, too often corporations do not respect their obligation to make safe products and spend more energy on cutting costs than ensuring their products will not injure anyone. When that happens, your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO will hold them responsible by conducting a full investigation of your case and demanding nothing but maximum compensation.

Comparative Negligence in Defective Productions Claims in Savannah, MO

Manufacturers, distributors and anyone else in the stream of commerce will often rely on the concept of comparative fault when building their defense. Missouri Revised Statute §537.765 permits for the defendants to argue that you share a portion of the fault and, therefore, they are not obligated to reimburse you for your full financial recovery. For example, if a jury determines that you have $100,000 in damages but finds you were 30 percent liable for the accident, you will only receive $70,000. Often, claims of comparative fault are an erroneous attempt a manufacturer makes to avoid their duty to reimburse you for the harm they have caused. Your Savannah, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law sees through that. According to the statute, the defense may say you bear some or all of the fault if one or several of the following circumstances apply:

  • You did not use the product in a manner the manufacturer could foresee. A manufacturer or distributor is only has to make a product safe for ways that they can expect a consumer to use it. For example, certain creams or lotions are not intended to be used on your face, but many people will use them there anyway. If the product could hurt your eyes if rubbed on your face, the manufacturer needs to provide instructions specifically not to apply it to your face. On the other hand, if you are injured playing catch with a power tool or other sharp object, you likely do not have a claim because the manufacture would not reasonably foresee that use of the product.
  • You used the product in a way that was clearly against the manufacturer's intent. With this defense, Someone in the chain of distribution will not be able to completely avoid liability but can significantly lower it. Say you crash a car while driving 40 miles per hour over the speed limit and the brakes do not work as well as they should. The manufacturer could reasonably foresee 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 concept in tort claims wherein, if the injured party was aware of risks, the defendant is not responsible. For instance, if you were using a chainsaw and hurt yourself when you lost control, the defendants could say you knew it was dangerous to use a chainsaw.
  • You displayed an unreasonable failure to appreciate the danger that a product's specific use could cause. For example, you modify a chainsaw or other tool to remove certain guards or safety measures. 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 chain of distribution from liability. If you were injured in a car accident because of faulty brakes, but you were not wearing your seatbelt, the defense can argue your injuries would have been avoided had you obeyed proper protocols.
  • You did not try to keep your damages to a minimum. In any personal injury claim, you have a duty to try to keep your damages as low as you reasonable can. For example, you cannot refuse to return to work when you are healthy enough to do so. The defense may say they do not owe you for a portion of your damages because they are unnecessary or not relevant to the case.

Just because the manufacturer or seller can — and will — try to convince the court 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 use myriad tricks to try and devalue your claim, but your Savannah, MO defective products lawyer at Burger Law knows how to effectively counterattack. We know these companies will try everything to avoid paying you and try to take advantage of people who have never had to file a lawsuit before. All you will ever owe is a contingency fee, which means we collect a moderate percentage of the financial recovery you are awarded, and you owe us nothing until you get the great compensation you deserve. Get in touch with Burger Law now at (314) 500-HURT for legal advocacy that matches and surpasses that of bullying manufacturers and sellers and insurance adjusters.

Defective Vehicle Parts Lawyer in Savannah, MO

Defective vehicles are the most common type of product liability that our defective products lawyer team sees in Savannah, MO. In 2019 alone, over 53.1 million recalls were issued both for entire vehicles and individual parts. Defective car parts can result in collisions and fires, and fail to protect drivers and passengers from harm as intended. Common dangerous motor vehicle parts we see are:

  • Brakes
  • Airbags
  • Ignitions
  • Electrical systems
  • Tires
  • Seats
  • Engine cooling fan blades

Alternative vehicles like ATVs can also cause harm, for instance many of them are prone 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 Savannah, MO

We trust medical devices to enhance and extend our lives. But, sometimes they can do the opposite and make our lives worse when not manufactured, shipped or installed correctly. Common medical devices that your Burger Law defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO has seen cause further injuries to patients are:

  • Artificial hips, knees or other joints that can lead to infections, limited mobility, chronic soreness or frequent dislocations
  • Pacemakers, which can cause infections or even wrongful death when they do not last as long as anticipated
  • Surgical robots intended to operate on hard to reach areas which, when defective, can result in punctured organs, infections and electrical burns
  • Blood clot filters that do not sufficiently protect the lungs from free-floating blood clots
  • Permanent birth control devices that can pierce organs, result in pain in the pelvic region, excessive bleeding and unintended pregnancies

As the medical industry keeps coming up with new technologies, the numbers of recalls issued for medical devices has gone up exponentially. In the first three months of 2018, medical device recalls increased 126 percent, with software issues being the major factor.

In 2017, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department stated that over the span of a decade Medicare had to spend at least $1.5 billion to replace over 73,000 flawed heart devices alone. Medical devices should help relieve pain and extend our lifespans, not cause further damage. If a flawed medical device caused you injuries, your Savannah, MO defective injuries lawyer at Burger Law will fight for your right to be reimbursed when your trust was betrayed.

In February of this year, Exactech, a manufacturer of joint replacements, issued an Exactech Polyethylene Knee Replacement Recall. Because of oversights in their packaging and shipping process, the replacements do not last nearly as long as they were intended to and have caused unthinkable pain and lifelong damage to possibly as many as 150,000 patients who had the replacement joint implanted. When Burger Law was made aware of the defect by a client, we immediately filed suit on their behalf and continue to take on Exactech Knee Replacement cases. You can read the complaint we filed for our first client here:

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Defective Drug Lawyer in Savannah, MO

The Federal Drug Administration has firm procedures that pharmaceutical companies must obey from manufacturing to sale. However, the administration does not actually test drugs itself; rather, it relies on data from pharmaceutical companies' own testing to determine if a drug is safe for release to the public. That means that many drugs reach the shelves without an objective analysis of the potential drawbacks compared to the potential benefits. Too many pharmaceutical companies put profit over the safety of the people who need medicine and treatments that are truly effective. Currently, recalling a drug is largely voluntary. One way to make sure dangerous prescriptions stay off the shelves: call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO to stand up to these bullying corporations and let them know that their behavior is unacceptable.

Four thousand five hundred medications and medical devices are recalled in the U.S. each year, and that is often after many people have already turned to them for treatment and relief. If you or someone you care about had your condition worsen because of irresponsible 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 has been inflicted because of their actions. 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 examples of defective products we collect compensation for our clients for in Savannah, MO include:

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

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Savannah, MO Defective Products Lawyer | Burger Law

Every Burger Law defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO knows that being injured by a faulty product can completely disrupt your life. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the vulnerable in Savannah and throughout Missouri be compensated 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 wining you a financial recovery for all of your medical costs and lost wages, in addition to the emotional and physical hardships your injury has inflicted on you and your Savannah, MO family. You do not have to go through this alone, and the big corporations do not have to win every time. Call a Burger Law defective products lawyer in Savannah, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online to start on the path to being made whole again.

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