What to do if You Were Harmed by a Defective Product in Texas

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What to do if You Were Harmed by a Defective Product in Texas

Fortunately, we live in a country powered by ingenuity, hard work, and economic know-how. Because of this, most of us have regular access to the goods we need to make our lives easier. Inventors, mass production, and more make this possible. However, there are times where products do not function as intended, and when this happens, people can become seriously injured as a result. If you are someone who has recently sustained injuries due to a defective product, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I sue if I am injured by a defective product?

In many cases, the answer is yes. However, as always, you will have to hire an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of negligence. This is frequently easier said than done, especially since there are usually multiple parties involved in the development and production of a product. Your attorney must first determine the party responsible, then gather and present evidence to prove that you were injured as a result of that party’s negligence.

What party is responsible in a product liability lawsuit?

The three primary types of product liability lawsuits we see are as follows:

  • Design defects: This is when a product is negligently designed because the designer failed to take consumer safety into account. That being said, these claims are not always easy to win, as your attorney must prove that there is a feasibly safer, more practical, and economic way to design the product that harmed you.
  • Manufacturer negligence: When manufacturers ignore the blueprints established by the designer, whether intentionally or unintentionally, the product can become extremely unsafe.
  • Failure to warn: A good example of the dangers of neglecting to include warning labels/instructions is with power tools. While these products, when properly used, are safe, if used incorrectly, they can pose a serious risk to consumers’ safety. Companies are responsible for clearly labeling the correct and incorrect means of using their product.

Contact our experienced 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.