Product Defect Accidents
Products Liability claims arise from injuries that are caused by defective or dangerous products or goods, including food poisoning and contaminated foodstuffs. A products liability action may be brought against a manufacturer for the following types of claims: (1) defective design, (2) defective manufacture or (3) defective marketing or inadequate warnings. The majority of product related injuries arise from either a defectively designed or defectively manufactured products. If your injury was the result of a product that was defective or that was not accompanied by an adequate warning of the danger, you may have a claim against the manufacturer. Generally, the defect or inadequate warning must have existed at the time the product left the hands of the manufacturer.
Defective design claims arise from such things as defective car seats or seatbelts that fail to protect the occupant in an automabile accident, infant crib deaths, ATV or automobile rollovers, machine or tool malfunctions and unsafe equipment.
Manufacturing defects usually involve a material defect or error in the manufacturing process.To establish a defective manufacturing claim it must be shown that the product was not made the way it was designed to be. Examples include: substandard parts used in an automobile that fail and cause an accident; food not fit for human consumption and defectively manufactured tires that blowout.
Defective marketing includes lack of warnings that a product can cause injury if the product is not used in a certain way; that gas stoves can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and death; or that a consumer product can cause a fire if not used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Most products liability cases require expensive expert witness testimony to prove liability. The types of damages that may be recovered in connection with a products liability claim include damages for past and future lost earnings, medical expenses, physical impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish and harm to the marital relationship.
We understand that products liability accidents cause serious financial and physical harm to the injured person and their families. Let a knowledgeable Fort Worth injury lawyer help you and your family handle these hardships. At The Law Office of Stephen O’Rear, P.C. we will stand up to companies who sell defective products to ensure that your legal rights are respected.
Under Texas law there is a limitation on the amount of time for you to file a lawsuit to recover damages for the injuries that you receive from a defective product, so call us for a free consultation to discuss your rights and obtain information as to how we can assist you to recover just and reasonable compensation for your injuries and damages. You owe no fees unless we recover.
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