While consumers may expect that every product they purchase is safe to use, that is not always the case. If you were injured by a defective product, you may have a valid product liability claim. Contact our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys at the Gonazalez Law Group to learn more about how we can help you.
What is product liability in Texas?
Companies are held accountable to ensure that their products are safe to use before they are put out for public use. If a company fails to make sure that their product is safe and an injury occurs as a result, a lawsuit can arise. Product liability issues can happen with anything, but more commonly occur with children’s toys, appliances, or motor vehicles. Companies are also required to provide labeled instructions with their products to show how to safely use them. If a consumer is injured as a result of missing labeled instructions, the company may be held responsible.
Who is responsible for a product liability claim?
When it comes to product liability claims, it is often a more complex issue, as determining who is at fault can be tricky. The most common types of product liability lawsuits include the following:
- Negligent product designers: Product designers are legally obligated to ensure that their products are safe for all consumers to use, and when they fail to take consumer safety into account and someone is injured as a result, there is a very high possibility that person will have a valid product liability claim.
- Negligent product manufacturers: Once a product design is approved, it is sent to production. If a manufacturer deviates from the original design, the product may no longer be safe. The injured party must prove that there was a deviation from the sound design.
- Failure to warn: When a product is safe if used correctly does not come with appropriate warning labels, such as those regarding choking hazards, it can become unsafe and cause injury. If you can prove that you were injured because of a product that did not come with a warning label, you may file a lawsuit for the failure to warn.
What should I do if I was injured?
If you were injured due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. The most important thing you can do if you have been injured is to keep the defective product. Although it might be your first instinct to throw it away, you can use it as a piece of key evidence in your case. It is also crucial that you retain the services of a skilled personal injury attorney. You will want to have an attorney on your side to help you through the legal process.
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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.