When you've been injured because of a vehicle defect, you don't just want to hire any attorney. You'll want to look for a St. Louis product liability attorney who has experience in cases like yours.
Finding an attorney with such case knowledge may require you do a bit of research and ask the right questions. But finding an attorney with experience in defective vehicle cases isn't very far-fetched, as recalls happen all the time.
In February, approximately 30,000 vehicles from model years 2010 and 2011 were impacted by the Ford truck recalls because of the potential for gas line leaks and electrical shortages.
While those recalls were precautionary, it often takes injury and even death for vehicle manufacturers to realize there are problems in some of their production lines.
If you or a loved one was injured because of a vehicle defect, whether it was the result of a seat belt malfunction, airbag failure or even a defective tire, expect that the liable company will have attorneys representing them. This means you need to ask a few questions to make sure the St. Louis product liability attorney representing you will be able to protect your rights to compensation.
Three things you'll want to ask any attorney you are considering hiring for your defective vehicle case include:
- What vehicle defect cases have you handled that are similar to mine and what were the outcomes? (Did the attorney settle out of court or win at trial, if necessary?)
- Do you have any past clients I could talk with to get their input on your services?
- Are you a member of your local bar association?
You'll also want to ask your potential St. Louis product liability attorney about fee structure. Quite often, attorneys will charge you only on a contingency basis, for a percentage of any settlement awards or jury verdicts.
Contacting a St. Louis Product Liability Attorney
When a defective product causes serious injury or death, the liable party needs to be held accountable for their negligence. Filing a Missouri product liability claim is no easy feat, but with the help of a St. Louis product liability attorney, you can feel confident knowing your case is in good hands, while you focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track. To get started with determining if you have a viable defective product case, contact the Missouri product liability team at Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC - 314-315-8111.