Lewisville Defective Product Attorneys
Product Liability Law protects consumers from defective and dangerous products and holds manufacturers, distributors, and retailers responsible for marketing and distributing these products. There are three areas of liability for defective product claims:
- Design Defects: a mistake in the design that makes the product dangerous for its intended use - these mistakes must exist before the product is manufactured.
- Manufacturing Defects: a defect that results from the manufacturing or production process.
- Marketing Defects: an example of a marketing defect would be if a warning label failed to give adequate instructions about how to safely use or apply the product and a consumer was harmed as a result.
Product liability claims are based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective product, you will want a reputable and experienced legal team to navigate this complicated area of law to obtain the maximum possible compensation package for you. At Steele Law, P.C., Lewisville personal injury attorney Ms. Steele specializes in going after the negligent parties in product liability claims. We will work tirelessly to prove liability in one or more of three areas of the law:
- Negligence: The parties responsible for the design, manufacture, or distribution of the product have a responsibility to provide a safe product that is free of defects. This would include design errors, mistakes made in the manufacturing process, failure to meet safety standards, or failure to warn consumers on any dangers associated with the product. If injuries occur as a result of any of these factors, a negligence claim can be filed.
- Strict Liability: If a product is determined to be defective, liability results from that fact alone. This is sufficient evidence to hold the manufacturer, supplier or retailer responsible for your injuries regardless of fault or intent.
- Breach of Warranty: A warranty is a contract that implies that the product is free from defects; it is a promise to the consumer that the use of the product will not cause harm or bodily injury. If this promise is broken, there is a breach of warranty and therefore an individual’s rights have been violated, so a claim can be filed for damages.
Even if you are not the actual buyer of a product that caused harm to you or a loved one, a skilled Carrollton personal injury lawyer may still be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries. For example, if you were injured by a product that you were using while visiting the home of a friend, you would still be able to file a defective product claim, regardless of the fact that you did not actually purchase the product that harmed you. It can be difficult to determine all the negligent parties in a product liability case; you will want the very best legal team on your side. At Steele Law, P.C., we aggressively pursue negligent parties so that you focus on your recovery. We have helped our clients receive compensation packages that include damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of any type of defective product, call Steele Law, P.C. today at (214) 333-9393 so that we can help you determine your legal rights. Then you can decide whether or not you want to pursue the negligent parties. We will provide an evaluation of your case at no cost to you.