When you purchase a product, you expect that the manufacturer has quality controls in place to prevent defects. Defective products can be extremely dangerous, leading to serious injuries, illnesses, and fatalities every year. Unfortunately, errors can occur during each stage of manufacturing and development—leaving consumers to face the consequences.
If you are the victim of a defective consumer product, others may have experienced the same injury. In these situations, the Kansas City product liability lawyers at Goza & Honnold, LLC can help. We represent injured consumers in their mass tort claims against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
Why Choose Us
- Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to your maximum recovery. We have secured tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
- We combine the flexibility and personalized attention of a small firm with the prestige and resources of a large firm. Our clients can expect excellence throughout their cases.
- Before our formation, our attorneys were part of a national product liability defense firm. We understand how opposing counsel operates and can apply our unique experience to your claim.
Common Types of Defective Products
There are three types of product liability claims. Manufacturing defect claims involve products that suffer an error during the manufacturing process, rendering them dangerous. Design defect claims arise when the product is inherently dangerous in its design, putting the consumer at risk of an accident. Finally, failure to warn claims involves products that do not have adequate safety instructions or warning labels, leaving consumers vulnerable to danger.
At Goza & Honnold, LLC, we handle claims involving a wide range of defective products, including the following:
- Defective auto parts, such as brakes or tires.
- Chemicals and cleaning products.
- Medical devices, such as pacemakers or surgical tools.
- Children’s products, such as car seats or toys.
- Industrial equipment and heavy machinery.
- Household appliances, such as toasters or coffee makers.
Are You Eligible for a Consumer Products Mass Tort Claim?
A mass tort claim is a legal action that involves a large number of plaintiffs who have suffered the same injury. The defendant is usually a corporation or group of corporations. The purpose of a mass tort claim is to consolidate similar lawsuits into one large claim, saving time and resources for all parties involved.
You may qualify for mass tort litigation if there are other victims who have sustained an injury due to the same product defect. Like an individual product liability claim, you and the other plaintiffs in the lawsuit will need to prove that the product was defective and that the defect caused your injuries. You do not need to have the same injuries as the other plaintiffs, but your cases should share similar characteristics, such as the specific product or nature of the defect.
Unlike a class-action lawsuit, which divides the final award evenly among all plaintiffs, the court treats mass tort plaintiffs as individuals. If you qualify for a mass tort claim, you can pursue your own individual damages and receive an award that compensates you fairly for the losses you suffered.
If your attorney cannot identify an existing mass tort claim or other people who have experienced similar injuries, you still have options for compensation. You could file an individual product liability claim against the product’s manufacturer, distributor, or retailer. To determine your mass tort options, speak to a consumer products mass tort attorney at Goza & Honnold, LLC.
Contact Goza & Honnold, LLC Today
If you purchase a defective consumer product, you could suffer severe injuries, financial hardship, and emotional trauma. You deserve compensation for your injuries—and if others have suffered the same harm, you may be eligible for a mass tort claim.
At Goza & Honnold, LLC, we help individuals and groups of plaintiffs seek compensation from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of defective products. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options.