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Product Liability Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri

All too often, media reports these days are flooded with product recalls due to unsafe and defective products. Sadly, these defective products are frequently recalled only after a personal injury has occurred as a result of the product's defect.

Individuals or companies are responsible for personal injuries that result from defective products and are held liable due to the product liability laws in the United States. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective product you need an experienced product liability lawyer.

Do You Have a Product Liability Case?

When a product is not fit for its ordinary or intended purpose, fails to warn of potential dangers, or malfunctions causing personal injury or death, you may have the basis for a defective product claim. The term "product" can include anything purchased or used by consumers, including but not limited to:

  • Automobiles

  • Machinery

  • Prescription drugs

  • Medical devices

  • Medicine

  • Food

  • Household items

  • Toys

  • Tools

Make Sure You Choose a Good Product Liability Attorney.

Burgess Law Firm has a proven record of success in product liability cases. Claims for personal injury from a defective product can generally proceed under three theories of liability:

  • Design Defects.
    Design defects are inherent; they exist before the product is manufactured. While the item might serve its purpose well, it can be unreasonably dangerous to use due to a design flaw.

  • Manufacturing Defects.
    Manufacturing defects occur during the construction or production of the item. Only a few out of many products of the same type are flawed in this case.

  • Defects in Marketing.
    Defects in marketing deal with improper instructions and failures to warn consumers of latent dangers in the product.

Products Liability is generally considered a strict liability offense. Strict liability wrongs do not depend on the degree of carelessness by the defendant. Translated to product liability terms, a defendant is liable when it is shown that the product is defective. It is irrelevant whether the manufacturer or supplier exercised great care; if there is a defect in the product that causes harm, the manufacturer or supplier will be liable for it.

Injured by a Defective Product?

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Contact Us Today About Your Product Liability Case.

Consumer protection laws not only prescribe certain standards for product manufacturers and merchants but also provide recourse for consumers who are physically or financially harmed when the goods purchased are not fit for their intended purpose. In those instances, it is important to retain a product liability attorney to hold the responsible party liable for selling a defective product.

Product liability cases can be complex and require the type of experience in handling defective product cases that Mitch Burgess has. We are up-to-date on product recall and dangerous product information and experience in product liability law and consumer protection laws.

Mitch's successful experience has led to him being recognized in Missouri Weekly among Missouri's Winningest Plaintiff Attorneys, Super Lawyers of Kansas City, Best of the Bar in Kansas City, and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

Even if you're not sure if you have a product liability case, please contact Mitch Burgess for a free case evaluation.

We've provided legal representation for class action, consumer protection, and personal injury cases that have yielded over $30 Million in settlements & judgments for our clients.

Our offices are conveniently located near I-35 and I-70 in Downtown Kansas City at 1000 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64105.