McAllen Product Liability Lawyer Serving South Texas.
Texas product liability laws address personal injury and property damage that are caused by defective products. These claims can involve defective car designs or parts, poorly made household goods, dangerous toys, dangerous medical devices or drugs, and more.
Companies that design, manufacture and distribute products are obligated to ensure their goods aren’t a danger to consumers. A McAllen product liability lawyer can help those injured by defective goods to recover compensation for the damages incurred.
In general, you may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Every product liability claim is unique, and the circumstances of your case will determine what type of compensation you can seek.
Types of Product Defects
Product liability lawsuits can be categorized by the type of flaw that led to your injuries. These categories are:
- Design Defects: This is flaw in the design phase of a product, meaning the product was defective before it was even made. Design defects exist when a safer, economically feasible design alternative was available that could have prevented the injuries that occurred. Examples of these types of claims include toys with dangerous features; cars that roll over too easily; or child car seat designs that fail to meet crash test standards.
- Manufacturing Defects: Sometimes the design of a product is fine, but there was some error or mistake in the manufacturing process. This can also include the use of subpar materials in the manufacturing process. To prove this type of claim, our product liability lawyers will demonstrate that the product’s design was safe and that it was the improper manufacturing that caused damages. Manufacturing defect examples include a faulty batch of car tires; food that is contaminated by E. coli; or a metal hip replacement that breaks because of substandard manufacturing processes.
- Marketing Defects: This type of defect is also known as a Failure to Warn defect. Essentially, a product is designed and manufactured to be as safe as possible but has inherent risks that consumer should know about. There are two key elements of this type of claim: (1) The manufacturer of the product fails to provide adequate warning to consumers about these dangers; and (2) The consumer was using the product for its intended purpose. Examples of Failure to Warn defects include prescription drugs that do not contain sufficient warning of severe side effects; cleaning products that cause chemical burns because they do not warn of the need for rubber gloves during use; or a child’s toy labeled “lead free” that actually contains high concentrations of lead.
Get Help from a Texas Product Liability Attorney
When you’re seriously injured by a defective product, it can affect every area of your life. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be unable to work. Medical and household bills can pile up, quickly leading to dire financial situations.
At the Law Office of Raúl A. Guajardo, PLLC, our Personal Injury Lawyers in McAllen, Texas, understand the complexities of proving a defective product claim. We can provide the dedicated, caring legal assistance needed to bring your case to a successful conclusion, whether through negotiations or in a courtroom. Contact us today for a free consultation.