Naturally, every parent worries about their child getting hurt and hopes that it will never happen. Unfortunately, product defects put children at risk of injury, often without the knowledge of their parents.
If your child has been injured due to a defective or dangerous children’s product, our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. want to help you hold the at-fault party accountable for allowing that product to go to market and cause your child injury. Through a lawsuit, you may be able to afford the medical care your child deserves, as well as win your family justice.
Call Peterson & Associates, P.C. at 816-888-8888 today. Our Kansas City defective children’s products lawyers can discuss your legal options in a free consultation.
Pursuing a Children’s Product Liability Lawsuit in Kansas City
Kansas City families have five years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the liable party, per Mo. Ann. Stat. § 516.120. For children’s product liability cases, the suit will be filed against the product designer, manufacturer, retailer, or distributor.
Many families run into difficulty when determining which of the above parties can be held liable for what happened; fortunately, an attorney can help you identify the liable party — and prove that liability — through investigating the accident, the product itself, and any and all records of your child’s injuries.
Types of Product Defects & Negligence
Often, child product liability cases are brought forth over the following types of product defects and negligence:
- Design defects: This is when the design of the product itself is dangerous, such as a diaper or lotion made with toxic chemicals.
- Manufacturing defects: These are product defects that occur during manufacturing, such as if a car seat has a defective buckle or chest clip.
- Marketing defects: This includes if the product was marketed as being safer than it truly is, as having some benefit that it does not truly have, or in some other misleading way.
- Failure to warn: Per law, the manufacturer must warn you of any potential product hazards, such as choking hazards.
Take Action with the Help of a Lawyer
Sadly, it is becoming increasingly easier for negligent parties to sell defective children’s products to parents through online marketplaces. If corners were cut and your child was injured, our award-winning team of attorneys will help you navigate the path to justice, as we have done for numerous clients since 1993. Over the years, we have recovered more than $500 million in jury verdicts and settlements for our clients. Don’t let negligent parties get away with harming your child.