HOUSTON PRODUCT LIABILITY FIRM
Manufacturers are tasked with the responsibility to ensure their products are safe for the public and provide adequate warnings if the product could be dangerous. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and thousands of Americans are injured every year by defective products.
- Ill advised cost-cutting measures
- Substandard materials
- Inferior product design
- Insufficient product testing
- Design Flaws & Defects
- Substandard production and/or assembly
- Substandard quality control procedures
- Failure to provide warnings
- Potential health and safety hazards
- Use or misuse of a product
What makes a product defective?
When a manufacturer of consumer goods fails to follow product liability laws and, as a result, these consumer goods cause injury or even death, that product is defective. The majority of defective product injuries could be prevented.
Types of Product Liability Claims
There are many types of defective products ranging from household cleaners to automobile components to dangerous prescription drugs. However, product liability claims generally fall into one of three categories
- Defective manufacturing
- Defective design
- Failure to provide adequate product warnings or instructions
Understanding these three categories help you to determine whether you have a valid claim. From there, the product has to be proven to be defective and that the defect caused injury.
The laws concerning product liability are complicated and vary by State so it is important to seek advocacy from a product liability lawyer as soon as possible after an injury. If you feel you have been injured by a defective product, contact us for a free consultation and lets discuss your case and see how we can help to ensure your rights are protected and that you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
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