Product Liability Lawsuits in Texas | What Should I Know?

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It is not often that consumers will expect to receive a defective product. However, sometimes it happens and it can result in an injury. If you were injured because of a faulty product, you may be entitled to recover compensation under product liability laws. Contact our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about how J. Chad Parker, PLLC can help you.

What is product liability in Texas?

All companies must ensure that their products are safe for their consumers to use. This is known as product liability. Typically, lawsuits can arise if a company fails its duty and creates a defective product. Product liability concerns can happen with any product, and can commonly be found with children’s toys, appliances, motor vehicles, and more. Companies are expected to give labeled instructions with their products to notify their buyers on how to safely use the product. If an injury results because of missing safety instructions, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for their burdens.

What should I do if I was injured by a product?

If you were injured as a result of a defective product, it is important that you do not throw away the product because it can be used as key evidence in determining which party is at fault. You should also reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you are promptly filing your claim. Texas has a statute of limitations of two years, which means that you must get started on your claim as soon as possible. Contact our firm today.

Who is held responsible for a product liability accident?

A party can be held responsible for either of the three different types of defects. They include the following:

  • Design defect: This occurs when the product designer fails to take safety precautions when designing a product, which then results in injury.
  • Manufacturing defect: This refers to when the product was safely designed but the manufacturer strayed away from the initial designs, which resulted in an unsafe product.
  • Failure to warn: If a product was designed and manufactured safely, but the company failed to create labels and warnings on how to safely use the product, they may be held responsible for failure to warn.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.