Each year thousands of people are injured by defective products throughout the United States. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these injuries are held accountable due to US product liability laws. Product liability cases are often complex and require a lawyer with experience handling product defect cases.
Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. Responsibility for a product defect that causes injury lies with all sellers of the product who are in the distribution chain. Sometimes other parties can also be held responsible for injuries such as; the product manufacturer, the assembler, the wholesaler, and the retail store or other seller of the product that sold the product to the consumer. In Texas you can file a claim of product liability even if you weren’t the purchaser of the product.
In order to win a liability case, a plaintiff in a product liability case must prove that the product that caused injury was defective. Often times proving liability can be difficult which is why it’s important to choose an experienced Texas product defect lawyer at Bickham Law to handle your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you should keep the product and any packaging, receipts, instructions, and labels. We will use the items to help prove your case. Product liability actions are often quite complex and expensive. Establishing legal fault requires the assistance of an attorney.
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There are three types of defects that might cause injury and may contribute to manufacturer or supplier liability:
Design defects – present in a product from the beginning, even before it is manufactured, in that a flaw in the intended design of the product is inherently unsafe.
Manufacturing defects – defects that occur in the course of a product’s manufacture or assembly.
Marketing defects – defects that are flaws in the way a product is marketed: incorrect or improper product labels, insufficient directions or instructions, or inadequate safety warnings.