According to the U.S. Product Safety Commission, approximately 40,000 deaths and 30,000,000 injuries occur each year due to defective products. So numerous are the defective products that the government keeps a list of dangerous or defective products. You can view that list here. However, this list is not exhaustive by any means. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to recover money damages against the maker or the product or the component part manufacturers . There are several potential defendants in any product liability case, including:
• The Manufacturer of the Product;
• The Manufacturer of Component Parts;
• The Assembling Manufacturer;
• The Wholesaler;
• The Retail Store Owner;
• The Designer of the Defective Product, to name a few.
Products liability law can be very confusing and enormously complex. Products may be found to be legally defective in several different ways, including defective manufacturing, defective design, and defective marketing. Defective manufacturing occurs when a manufacturing process creates a defective product even though the design of the product itself is safe. Defective design occurs when the product’s design is dangerous. An example of this would be the Ford Pinto. Many times, the design flaw is not recognized until after the product has already been placed on the market. When this occurs, the producer of the product usually issues a recall. For a list of recalled products, you can go here. The defective marketing of a product is also a type of product liability law. Defective marketing can occur when a product’s instructions are not easily understood or reasonably clear to the average consumer, or when a producer fails to provide instructions at all. Also included in the defective marketing category, is the failure to warn. This occurs because a company has a duty to adequately warn a consumer of the dangers and potential dangers associated with using their product. Failing to do this can also be grounds for a product liability lawsuit.
Texas Defective Products Attorneys
Not every lawyer practices in the area of products liability. That is why it is important to find a lawyer who specializes in products liability law. Many everyday products have the potential to cause significant harm, injury or even death. At The Brent Law Group, our Austin Texas attorneys have handled product liability cases in the following areas:
• Baby and child products, including car seats, toys and cribs
• Tire defects
• Auto design defects such as air bag failure, brake systems, post-crash fires, restraint systems,
sudden accelerations and vehicle steering devices
• Dangerous drugs
• Medical devices such as transvaginal mesh patches and DePuy hip implants
• Swimming pools and diving boards
• Boat and personal watercraft defects
• Construction equipment
• Occupational exposure
• Farm equipment
• Helmet design
• Household products
• Industrial machines, including machine guarding
• Motorcycle defects
What We Will Need and How We Will Help:
It is never too soon to contact a product liability lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured by what you think may be a defective or dangerous product, do not hesitate to call an experienced product liability lawyer. The sooner you get a lawyer on your side, the better. It is of the utmost importance that you secure the dangerous or defective product as soon as possible. It is also important to provide us with any instructions, packaging, warnings or anything that came with the product. These are just a few things we will need to get started on your case. However, the most important thing we need, is the client. In that respect, we will help you to recover medical bills, lost income, pain, suffering, mental anguish, and potentially punitive damages. We have extensive experience in handling product liability cases, and we can help you.
If you need an experienced Product Liability Attorney, you can call our office at (512) 355-7474 or toll free at 855-355-7474 or you can contact us online (Link). We will be available to meet with you whenever it is convenient for you. Foreign language services are available.