Dallas Product Liability Lawyers
Dallas Product Liability Lawyers
Manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are safe, as well as provide warnings when a product poses a danger to consumers. When a defective product results in injury, the victim can demand financial compensation for their losses. If you have been seriously injured by a defective product in Texas, the dedicated product liability attorneys at Tate Law Offices, P.C., can help. Our respected legal team has the skills and the resources to take on deep-pocketed manufacturers.
Contact us now for a free consultation with our Texas product liability attorneys. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we charge no legal fees unless we obtain a financial award for you.
What Are the Grounds for a Product Liability Case in Texas?
Many product liability cases are tried under strict liability. Under strict liability, you can argue that the company should be held liable for your injuries by virtue of manufacturing a defective product, instead of citing specific negligence on their part. In fact, you don’t have to prove negligence with a strict liability claim. However, particular criteria must be met in your use and ownership of the product for the claim to be viable.
Product liability suits can also be tried on the grounds of negligence, breach of warranty, or misrepresentation of the product’s performance or safety.
Who Are the Responsible Parties in a Product Liability Lawsuit?
If a defective product results in injuries, responsibility could lie with several different parties within the manufacturing and distribution chain. These parties may include:
- The manufacturer of the product
- The manufacturer of component parts
- The product’s assembler
- The product’s installer
- The wholesaler
- The retail store that sold the product
What Are the Different Types of Product Liability?
To have a viable strict liability claim, you must prove that there was a defect in the product and that it caused or contributed to your injury. The three common types of product defects are:
- Design defects – When the design of the product is unsafe, the entire product line can be unreasonably dangerous. Design defects may also apply to the manner in which a product is packaged, such as failing to make a pill bottle childproof.
- Failure to warn – A warnings defect usually refers to a failure to give adequate warnings of the product’s dangers. This means dangers that were either known or reasonably should have been known to the manufacturer.
- Manufacturing defects – A manufacturing defect refers to a product that diverges from its specifications in a way that makes it unreasonably dangerous.
Is It Worth Filing a Lawsuit for a Defective Product?
This depends on your situation. Were you injured by the product? Did you require medical treatment? Has your quality of life suffered due to your injury? Do you have other losses related to your injury, such as lost wages? If so, you should speak with a product liability lawyer about your rights.
A defective product lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have endured. However, these cases are difficult to prove. You need an experienced Texas product liability attorney on your side. If you are ready to speak with an attorney about your case, it is very important, if possible, to keep the defective product and packaging it came in so we can examine it. Contact us now to get started with a free consultation.
Compensation in a Product Liability Claim
Types of compensation you could pursue in a personal injury claim include:
- Medical bills (past, present, and future)
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
In rare cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. These damages are meant to punish the defendant for especially egregious behavior.
Types of Product Liability Cases We Handle
At Tate Law Offices, P.C., we handle a variety of product liability cases, including:
- Auto defects
- Dangerous children’s products and toys
- Dangerous medications
- Defective medical devices
- Defective tools and equipment
- Defective buildings and building components
- Dangerous chemicals
- Other defective products
Talk to a Product Liability Lawyer Now
When filing a product liability lawsuit, you will likely be taking on a company that possesses many more resources than you do. Large companies often have teams of high-powered lawyers. They will do everything they can to deny or minimize claims. To fight back, it is critical that you work with an experienced defective product lawyer who has a track record of success. Talk to the proven litigators at Tate Law Offices, P.C., now for a free case review.