A product liability lawyer holds manufacturers responsible for any harm caused by a possible defective product. Despite stringent government regulations and industry standards, dangerous products injure people every day.
The makers of products often have their own profits at the front of their minds. However, manufacturers also have a responsibility to create safe and usable products. When they fail in this duty and sell a defective product, they are liable through a product liability lawsuit.
If you were injured after safely using a faulty product, you have legal options. Our Texas product liability lawyers can file your claim against a negligent manufacturer and request full and fair compensation in a claim. Please contact us today for a free consultation.
Types of Product Defects
A product may be considered defective due to flaws in manufacturing, errors in design, or defects in marketing materials and instructions. Some products have multiple defects which make them dangerous for use by the public and in an industrial setting.
What constitutes a defective product?
Proving product liability goes much further than simply stating that the item does not work. Under state law, there are three main ways that a product could be shown to be defective:
- Design Defect: There was a design defect and an alternative design would have been safer.
- Marketing Defect: There was a marketing defect, such as a failure to warn a consumer about a risk.
- Manufacturing Defect: There was a manufacturing defect in which the item was assembled incorrectly or poorly prior to selling.
As you can imagine proving such a claim on your own can be an tremendous feat to overcome. In many claims, expert testimony and evidence will be necessary to prove an item is defective. If you or a loved one has been harmed or killed by a defective product, do not hesitate to reach out for a free and full consultation.
Common Causes of Defective Product Injuries
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) provides a variety of helpful information regarding dangerous and defective products. Included are many typical everyday household devices that often cause the most product-related injuries, they are:
- Power tools,
- Window blinds,
- Home appliances,
- Personal care items (blow dryers, etc.),
- Children’s toys,
- Baby cribs,
- Car seats,
- Sporting goods,
- Household chemicals,
- Fuels and lighters,
- Recreational vehicles, and
- Motor vehicle components.
Defective products are typically an issue for the most vulnerable in our midst, the elderly, babies and children. Teens are however frequent sufferers of injury as well, mostly due to their liking for extreme toys like hoverboards, skateboards, scooters, and ATVs.