Product Liability Attorney in Austin, Texas
When we buy any product, we expect it to work as intended without hurting us. Most people assume the products they use on a daily basis are safe without a second thought. Unfortunately, companies do sometimes make mistakes when manufacturing, designing, and marketing their products. Those errors can lead to debilitating injuries and deaths.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a defective product in Texas, you may have options to obtain financial compensation. As a product liability attorney at Rodman Law Office, I can thoroughly review your particular situation and walk you through your legal options. If there is evidence that a manufacturer or another party is responsible for your injury or your loved one’s death, I will help you pursue justice to hold liable parties accountable.
With an office in Austin, Texas, I represent people who have been harmed by dangerous and defective products throughout the state, including Hays County, Williamson County, and Travis County.
Product Liability in Texas
Customers may end up buying a defective product while assuming that the product is safe. Unfortunately, not all products available for sale are safe. Product liability law in Texas recognizes three types of product defects:
Design defects. A product with a defective design can create an unnecessary risk of causing harm even if the product is manufactured without errors. A design defect means that there was an error made in the way the product was envisioned and developed. In other words, design defect claims arise when a plaintiff believes that an entire line of products is inherently dangerous in its design.
Manufacturing defects. A manufacturing defect occurs when an error is made during the production or assembly phase. When a manufacturing defect is discovered in a product, it is not always found in every identical product in the entire line (if the defect was found in an entire line, it would be a design defect). Thus, a manufacturing defect is a defect that occurs as a result of an error in the manufacturing process.
Failure to warn. The third type of product liability claim is called a “failure to warn” or marketing defect. As the name suggests, a “failure to warn” defect occurs when the manufacturer fails to provide instructions about the product’s use or proper warning of the potential dangers. Often, failure to warn claims arise when the manufacturer provides inadequate or inaccurate warning labels on their products.
Suing a manufacturer and other liable parties for a defective or dangerous product can be rather complicated, which is why you may need to contact a product liability attorney in Austin, Texas, to guide you through the claims process.
Elements Required for a Product Liability Claim in Texas
Texas law imposes strict liability on manufacturers of defective products. It means that a manufacturer can be held liable for a consumer’s injury even if the manufacturer did nothing wrong. In other words, manufacturers are responsible for the products they produce and for any harm their products cause.
However, it does not mean that recovering damages through a product liability claim is easy. Even if a defective product causes a consumer’s injuries, it does not automatically mean that the consumer will be compensated.
A consumer who sues a manufacturer for a defective product must prove the following elements of a product liability claim to obtain compensation:
The injury or loss occurred because of the product;
The product was defective (manufacturing defect, design defect, or marketing defect); and
The injury was the proximate cause of the consumer’s injury or loss.
As a product liability attorney at Rodman Law Office, I can assist you in getting the compensation you are entitled to. I can gather the necessary evidence to establish the three elements of a product liability claim and support you through the claims process.
Filing a Product Liability Claim
Texas established a two-year statute of limitations for all personal injury cases, including product liability claims. It means that if you are injured by a defective product, you must bring a product liability lawsuit not later than two years after the date the injuries occurred.
If you can prove the elements of your product liability claim, you may recover compensation for:
Diminished earning capacity
Pain and suffering
A skilled product liability attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve and hold liable parties, including the manufacturer, responsible for your damages and losses.
Product Liability Attorney Serving Austin, Texas
If you were hurt while using a product, I understand how devastating this situation can be. As a product liability attorney in Austin, Texas, I will represent your best interests and help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Reach out to my law firm – Rodman Law Office – to get knowledgeable legal guidance with your potential product liability claim. Don’t face this situation alone. Call my office to get a consultation.