Product Liability Lawsuits in Texas | What You Should Know
Businesses and companies want to keep you safe, for your sake and for theirs. Most of the time, the products we use are designed and manufactured with safety in mind. In some cases, products may be faulty, defective, or hazardous. In fact, harmless products can become incredibly dangerous if mistakes are made. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product in Texas, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Read on to learn more about product liability lawsuits and what your next steps should include.
Can I Throw Away the Product?
If possible, it is definitely in your best interest to keep the product. You may want to throw away the product in an effort to avoid any further injuries, but the product will likely be a key piece of evidence for your case.
Who Will be Held Responsible?
The three main ways a party may be held responsible: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn.
Design defects: this may occur when a product designer does not design the product with safety in mind. In this case, your attorney will need to prove that there was a safer, but equally affordable and feasible way to create the same product while maintaining its original purpose.
Manufacturing defects: this may occur when a product design is sound, but the manufacturer deviates from the original design plan. Your attorney will have to determine that the manufacturer did not follow the original product blueprints.
Failure to warn: this may occur when a product is designed and manufactured safely but lacks the proper warnings and labels. A safe product can become extremely dangerous if used incorrectly. Your attorney must prove that the product lacked adequate labels.
Texas Statute of Limitations
If you were injured by a product, you will want to reach out to a personal injury attorney as early as possible. If you wish to pursue legal action, you must file your product liability claim by a certain deadline. This deadline is referred to as a statute of limitations. In Texas, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your chance to recover compensation.
Contact our experienced Texas firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.