Houston Defective Products Lawyer
When you purchase a product from the store, you are under the reasonable assumption that the product will not cause harm to you or your family. Unfortunately, this is sometimes not the case, as evidenced by the many recalls issued each year by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after consumers report injuries. Although there are restrictions imposed on manufacturing companies to ensure that they create products that are safe for consumers, sadly, not all products are safe or defect-free.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the designer, manufacturer, or distributor may be at fault for your losses. To learn more, contact the Houston product liability attorneys of Williams Hart by calling (713) 352-7071.
Why You Need a Lawyer
If you have been injured due to a defective product, you have a right to take legal action against manufacturers who failed to provide adequate safety warnings or who made careless errors in manufacturing their products. If an unsafe or defective product caused you serious harm, you deserve to be compensated for medical bills, loss of wages, and additional damages for pain and suffering that were caused by your accident.
It is difficult to pursue a defective product claim without the help of an experienced product liability lawyer who has the knowledge and skill to defend your case. An attorney will be able to thoroughly review medical records, investigate the manufacturer’s history and background, and obtain expert advice in order to provide a solid case in court. Instead of handling your own case and obtaining a minimal settlement, the assistance of an attorney can help you receive a fair, comprehensive settlement for your injuries.
Why Choose Us?
With over 25 years of experience, the lawyers at Williams Hart have the skill and experience to handle your product liability claim. Over the years, we have obtained millions of dollars in settlements for a wide variety of clients in the Houston metro area. We will diligently handle your case so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
Williams Hart can determine if the responsible party knew about the defect and/or was negligent in their actions. Once all the information about your case has been collected, reviewed, and investigated, our lawyers will negotiate with the liable parties and insurance companies to help you receive the compensation you deserve. If your case goes to trial, our lawyers will strive to get you justice. You should not have to struggle with an injury without quality legal representation.
Product Liability Cases
Defects and malfunctions can show up countless products. A person may have the grounds to pursue legal action if they have been injured because of:
- Automobile defects
- Machinery malfunctions
- Dangerous toys and children’s products
- Toxic building materials
- Unsafe foods
- Harmful medications
- Appliance malfunctions
- Packaging defects
- Lack of warning labels
Every company has a responsibility to keep consumers safe from harm and to adequately warn consumers of any inherent dangers in their products. However, defects may exist from the original design of the product, may arise during manufacture and assembly, or may even come about during shipping, distribution, or sitting on a store shelf. As a result, thousands of Americans suffer illnesses or injuries due to dangerous and defective products every year. When you use a product for its intended purpose, the last thing you should need to worry about is a defect that will cause harm to you or your family. Unfortunately, hazardous products frequently cause injury to unsuspecting consumers, and the consequences change their lives forever.
If you are injured by a dangerous product, you can file a lawsuit depending on the type of defect. There are three categories of defective product liability under federal law, which include the following:
- Defective Design – A product was designed dangerously or not tested effectively before being put on the market. Even a perfectly manufactured product with a defective design will be dangerous to consumers.
- Defects in Manufacturing – A product may have been designed adequately, but the defect occurred during the manufacturing process and was not caught before being sold to the public. These problems can affect large batches of products, or single items.
- Improper Warning Labels – If the manufacturer does not provide adequate warning labels and clear instructions regarding the proper use of the product, it can cause severe harm to users.
With product liability claims, you will likely pursue compensation under the theory of strict liability. With strict liability, you will not have to prove negligence on the part of the designer, manufacturer, or retailer. Instead, the mere fact that you were injured while using the product will be enough to give you cause for your claim. You will instead have to prove three elements:
- The product was unreasonably dangerous.
- You were using the product in the intended manner.
- The product was still in the same effective condition as when it was originally sold to you.
No matter when the defect arose, if you have been injured by a defective product, another person or party may be directly responsible for your injuries and other losses. You may not only receive compensation for medical expenses and treatment, but also damages for emotional trauma, pain and suffering, as well as permanent physical disfigurement or disability. Additional compensation also can be sought for loss of wages and future earnings along with property damage. If a defective product resulted in a loved one’s death, surviving family members can also pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Whatever the case, our Houston product liability lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Seeking compensation for defective products can be a difficult legal process, and you need an experienced defective product attorney to help you with your claim. Product liability is also extremely time-consuming, therefore hiring an experienced legal team is crucial to obtaining a fair settlement for defective product injuries. You don’t deserve to suffer due to an injury by a hazardous product. We want you to know that you are not alone in this difficult time. We are here to help.
To learn more about product liability or to discuss your injury case with a qualified attorney, contact the Houston product defect attorneys of Williams Hart by calling (713) 352-7071.