One of the worst feelings is buying a product you’re excited about and finding out that it’s not what you expected. Maybe it looked different online, or it arrived broken. Sometimes, a defective product is more than disappointing, it can be seriously dangerous. If you have been injured by a product, you may be entitled to compensation. Read on to find out more about product liability lawsuits in Texas and how J. Chad Parker, PLLC can help you.
What do I do if I am Injured by a Product?
When something harms you, a reasonable response is to throw it away. But, in the case of a faulty product, you will want to hang onto it. The product can be used as evidence and may help determine what party is at fault. Additionally, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. It is important that you do not wait too long to take legal action. In Texas, the statute of limitations on a personal injury claim is two years. If you do not file within two years from the date of your injury, you may lose your chance to recover compensation.
Who Will be Held Responsible?
It depends. It can be hard to prove negligence when it comes to product liability, which is why you will need a skilled personal injury attorney. The three ways someone might be held responsible include:
Negligent design: If a designer designs a product and does not take safety into account, resulting in an injury, they may be held responsible. But, your attorney must prove that there was a feasibly safer, practical, and economic way to create the product instead.
Negligent manufacturing: This occurs when manufacturers ignore the blueprints established by the designer, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and the product becomes unsafe. Your attorney must prove that the manufacturer deviated from original blueprints.
Failure to warn: Even if a product is designed and manufactured safely, accidents can still occur. It is up to the manufacturers to include directions and warning labels. Often, safe products can become very unsafe if used incorrectly.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, contact our firm today.
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.