A product failure can happen at home, at work or on the road. When that product defect leads to serious injury, you may have a case against the manufacturer, retailer or designer to recover compensation to pay for injuries, expenses and lost wages.
As a resourceful and client-focused personal injury office, our attorneys at Holder Susan Slusher, LLC based in Columbia, Missouri, have the knowledge, attitude and proven record to fully pursue your case. With decades of combined years of successful work in and out of the courtroom, we field a team of lawyers that can fully address and pursue compensation for you and your family.
A Record of Handling Defective Products Cases
Our attorneys offer more than assurances that we are equipped and resourceful enough to take on complex personal injury and defective products cases. We offer a proven record of success taking on these types of cases. We know how to build an argument and present it in and out of the courtroom to fight for compensation for you.
We take on cases involving:
- Automobile defects
- Faulty tires
- Farm and agricultural equipment
- Factory equipment
- Defective safety equipment
- Consumer products
Defective Products FAQ
Our clients often have many questions about defective product cases. We will answer some of the more common questions here. As always, if you need more information on these or other topics, please do not hesitate to contact Holder Susan Slusher, LLC, for more information or to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
What Types of Defective Product Cases Does Holder Susan Slusher, LLC Handle?
Holder Susan Slusher, LLC handles several types of defective product cases, including:
- Automobile defects, such as electrical problems or airbag issues, right off the showroom floor.
- Farm and agricultural equipment that malfunctions and causes injury to the operator.
- Faulty tires, such as steel belts that break or tires that blow out for no valid reason.
- Factory equipment that causes operator injury.
- Consumer products, including toys for children, food, clothing, and other items you use as a consumer.
- Defective safety equipment that causes injury instead of protecting you. For example, exploding airbags or workplace harnesses that fail when they are within date and used pursuant to the manufacturer’s instruction.
How Can I Determine Whether I Have a Case Against a Manufacturer, Retailer or Designer For a Defective Product?
Although a retailer did not manufacture or distribute an item, you can hold it responsible for a defective product if it advertises the item for sale. Your defective product attorney will review your case, including your medical records and the product, and can let you know whether you can sue a manufacturer, retailer, designer, or all three of the entities.
The type of defect, whether a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to warn, may play a part in which entities you can sue.
What Steps Should I Take If a Defective Product Has Injured Me?
Save the defective product. Take photos of the injury it caused. Always seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are minor. You cannot recover damages unless you can show you have injuries. Once you receive medical attention, contact a product defect attorney immediately. It is best to consult a product defect attorney before you complete medical treatment, as product defect cases have a statute of limitations. If the statute runs, you won’t be able to take legal action.
How Does Holder Susan Slusher, LLC Approach Product Liability Cases?
Product liability cases are complex cases with many steps. Our attorneys gather documents, including information about the product and your medical records. We analyze the case to determine what damages to request, whether in a settlement or lawsuit.
We may use one or more theories to obtain the compensation you deserve, including strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. We also consult with witnesses, including doctors, manufacturing experts, design experts, and others.
Finally, we put together evidence of your injury, the death of a loved one, or property loss. Evidence can include but is not limited to medical records, police reports, and witness testimonies.
How Does Holder Susan Slusher, LLC Assist Clients in Recovering Expenses and Lost Wages Due to a Defective Product?
Holder Susan Slusher, LLC puts a solid case together by gathering evidence and presenting your case to the defendant. Usually, most people prefer to settle, as that is the quickest and least expensive way to recover the compensation you deserve. We send a demand letter to the defendant to start settlement negotiations. If the defendant does not return with a fair and reasonable settlement, we will take your case to court to fight for the compensation you deserve.