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Dallas Product Liability Attorney

The last thing anybody should have to worry about is whether or not a product they purchase will cause them or a loved one harm. However, faulty products make it into the hands of consumers on a regular basis. At our firm, we are dedicated to helping victims injured by defective products secure the compensation they need from negligent companies and manufacturers. Let our Dallas product liability attorneys get to work on your case today.

Faulty Products Are A Major Problem

Whether you know it or not, you hear about defective products on a regular basis. Most commonly, faulty children’s toys, defective automobile parts, or tainted pharmaceuticals make it into the news. However, when we examine the government website that tracks all current recalls across the country, we can see that defective products regularly make it into the hands of consumers. There is virtually no industry without faulty products:

  • Cleaning products
  • Medications
  • Medical devices
  • Appliances
  • Toys
  • Automobiles
  • Auto parts
  • Strollers
  • Car seats
  • Cosmetics
  • Foods
  • Beverages
  • Tools
  • And more

Unfortunately, faulty products can lead to serious injuries and illnesses for consumers. Some of the most common injuries caused by faulty products include:

  • Choking injuries
  • Burns injuries
  • Lacerations or amputations
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Internal organ damage or failure
  • Cancers due to medication contamination

We also know that the recall list is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to defective products on the market, as many defective products do not make it to that list but still cause harm to consumers.

How Do Products Become Faulty?

There are various ways in which products can become defective: a design flaw, a manufacturing error, or a marketing problem.

  1. Design flaws: Despite the fact that most products undergo testing and pass the respective protection agency’s guidelines, there are still times when a poorly designed product makes it to retail outlets.
  2. Manufacturing flaws: Even well-designed products could be damaged during the manufacturing process and be rendered unsafe for consumers.
  3. Marketing issues: Consumers rely on the information on a product’s label in order to understand how to properly use the product. If a label is missing, incorrect, or does not have full information, consumers could misuse the product, leading to injuries or illness. Examples of label issues can include foods with incomplete ingredient lists, incorrect dosages on prescription medications, missing warnings about product dangers, and more.

Deadline To File A Product Liability Claim in Dallas

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to a faulty or defective product, there are various timelines that you need to be aware of. First, injury victims need to know that they have a limited amount of time to file their claims. The Texas personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that the injury victim has a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party, whether that party is a company, manufacturer, third-party seller, or distributor.

Additionally, any person injured by a product needs to know of something called the statute of repose. A statute of repose specifies a window of time from the date which a product is first sold during which a person can file a product liability claim against the negligent party. Every state has a different statute of repose. In Texas, premises liability injury victims must have filed their lawsuit no later than 15 years from the date the product was first sold. In other words, if you go to the thrift store and buy a product off the shelf that has never been opened but is 20 years old, and if that product causes an injury, you will likely be unable to file a lawsuit against the company that made the product.

How Much Compensation is Available For A Dallas Product Liability Claim?

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury due to a defective product, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. Our Dallas product liability attorneys are often able to help clients recover the following types of economic and non-economic compensation:

  • Complete coverage of medical bills caused by the defective product
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a company, manufacturer, or another party

Why is An Attorney Necessary For A Product Liability Case?

Many people wonder whether or not they can handle these cases on their own without any assistance from an attorney. Unfortunately, these cases often put injury victims going up against well-funded companies and their insurance carriers. However, a Dallas product liability attorney will level the playing field. When you work with an attorney, you are gaining an advocate with the resources and experience necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the case. This can include:

  • Obtaining all evidence needed to prove liability
  • Working with a trusted medical expert to conduct a full evaluation of the injuries
  • Work with trusted economic and financial experts to properly calculate the total expected losses
  • Negotiate with every party involved in an attempt to reach a fair out of court settlement
  • Fully prepare to take the case to trial if necessary

Contact A Dallas Product Liability Attorney Today

If you or somebody you love has been injured or become ill due to a defective product, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At our firm, our qualified and experienced team will investigate the faulty product and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.

If you need a Dallas product liability attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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