Living in America comes with its privileges, and one of those privileges is having access to some of the world’s greatest inventions designed to make our lives easier. Unfortunately, there are times where products can become very dangerous if improperly designed or manufactured, and if you have been injured due to a defective product, you are most likely now seeking compensation. Read on and speak with our knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability lawsuits and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I win a product liability lawsuit?
If you are injured because of a defective product, you will have to prove that you were either injured due to negligent product design, a negligent product manufacturer, or that you were injured because the product did not contain a clear warning label. To sue for negligent design, you will have to prove that there was a safer, more economically feasible means of designing the product, and had the designer taken that route, you would not have been injured. You may also sue a manufacturer for negligence if you can prove that the product was designed safely but, for whatever reason, the manufacturer diverted from that blueprint, either to save money or otherwise, and that diversion caused the product to become unsafe. Finally, you may also sue if you were injured because a product that was otherwise safe came without a clear warning label, failing to instruct consumers how to safely operate the product, thus causing your injury.
How long will I have to file a lawsuit for an injury sustained due to a defective product in Texas?
If you are injured due to a defective product in Texas and wish to file a product liability lawsuit, you will have to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for product liability claims in Texas is two years, you will, generally, be given two years from the date of the injury to file your lawsuit. Though you may wish to wait and see if your injuries heal on their own before taking legal action, we cannot advise you to do so, for if you miss the statute of limitations, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the process ahead–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact our experienced Houston firm
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.