Denton County Product Liability Lawyers
Representing Texans in Defective Product Claims & Lawsuits
As consumers, we all buy millions of products for a wide variety of uses every year, from food to household products, appliances, cars, and more. As a result, we expect these products to be safe when used as directed and for the purpose for which they were intended. In fact, most of us take it for granted that products offered on the shelves of U.S. stores have been tested and found to be secure. Under the law, these products generally come with instructions and labeling indicating any possible risks so that we are warned and can decide for ourselves whether or not to purchase.
Unfortunately, many products marketed in the U.S. are found to be dangerous or defective in some way after being purchased and used by countless individuals. These defective products then lead to injuries and illnesses that require medical care, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages. In such cases, the manufacturers of such defective products need to be held accountable when they have engaged in negligence or in misleading the public about product safety. At the Haugen Law Firm, P.C., our experienced legal team is dedicated to helping those injured through such corporate negligence; we are here to help you pursue full and fair compensation from all of your damages in any valid product liability case.
If you have been harmed by a defective or dangerous product, call us at (972) 436-8750 to arrange for a free, confidential consultation with a Denton County product liability attorney.
How To Prove a Product Liability Case
Product liability laws have been established in this country to provide individuals injured by defective products the legal recourse they need to be compensated for their injuries. In this endeavor, manufacturers of the product, manufacturers of component parts of the product, retailers, and wholesalers may be held liable for products that prove to be unsafe. Product liability law rests on three different types of defects that may be responsible for a consumer’s injuries after use.
These defects include:
- Defects in how the product was originally designed; design flaws can eventually lead to safety risks when not discovered and corrected.
- Defects in how the product was manufactured or assembled; when a product has been poorly or incorrected manufactured and leaves the factory in this defective condition, it can result in potential harm to users.
- Defects in marketing or warnings; this consists of a failure to give consumers adequate instructions on the proper use of the product as well as honest warnings as to potential risks.
Product liability law can be applied to all consumer products, from fresh produce at grocery stores to tires, airbags, brakes, and seat belts in vehicles, over-the-counter drugs, prescription medicines, toys, appliances, tools, gear for children, paint and other hardware products, batteries, chemicals and cosmetics, guns, medical devices, machinery, and more.
When proven defects in any of the above three categories are proven, the manufacturers and sellers of the product may be held accountable for an injured party’s damages. In some cases, where many members of the public have been similarly injured through the intended use of a product, mass torts or class action lawsuits may result. These multiple-party claims and lawsuits allow groups of injury victims to seek compensation as a whole from the offending manufacturer.
Examples of famous past defective products that resulted in large lawsuits include the overheating batteries of Samsung phones that caused serious burns and fire risk, exploding airbags produced by Takata causing serious injuries and deaths, and the thousands of heart attacks and deaths caused to consumers by the arthritis drug Vioxx.
Have You Been Injured by a Defective Product?
If you believe you have been injured due to a product defect, it is important to consult with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Not all injury cases qualify for compensation; you need to have your situation reviewed by a professional who can determine your legal position as to whether you are eligible to make an injury claim and what that prospect entails. It is important to understand your rights and responsibilities in such cases as well as to give you the legal guidance and support needed. Haugen Law Firm, P.C. offers clients a high level of experience in these matters along with proven results. We are dedicated to providing you with honest, reliable, and caring representation aimed at obtaining the justice you deserve.
Consult with a Denton County product liability attorney about your potential case. Contact us at (972) 436-8750 today.
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