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Service-Driven Houston Product Liability Lawyer

Every Houston product liability lawyer understands that when a consumer purchases a product, they’re putting their trust in the manufacturer to have done their jobs properly. Unfortunately, every Houston product liability lawyer also understands how often manufacturers fail to live up to these expectations. Every year, thousands of people are injured by dangerous or defective products, and recalls usually don’t happen until someone has already been seriously hurt or even killed.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a dangerous or defective product, the law is on your side. The Houston product liability lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta can help you handle your product liability claim carefully and effectively, fighting for the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on recovery.

Building your product liability claim

How do you know if a Houston product liability lawyer can help you recover damages? From defective vehicle parts and power tools all the way to unsafe toys or poorly made furniture, dangerous or defective products come in all shapes and sizes.

There are three types of product liability claims people injured by a dangerous product can file:

  • Manufacturing defects

The most common type of product liability claim, a manufacturing defect lawsuit alleges that an error in the manufacturing process made an otherwise safely designed product dangerous to use.

  • Design defects

On the other end of the spectrum are design concepts that are too flawed or unreasonably dangerous for the product to have ever been safe—regardless of user experience or manufacturing quality.

  • Marketing/labeling defects

In some instances, a product can be of sound design and construction but still pose a danger to its user—especially if the product is intended for use by children. In these instances, a manufacturer can be held liable if their product does not contain sufficient warning content explaining potential dangers and guidelines for proper use of their product. Additionally, products bearing the potential for unsafe use must be marketed responsibly according to the guidelines set for their industry. This is especially true of pharmaceutical companies in both the packaging and advertising of prescription drugs.

To determine the right kind of defective product claim to file, a Houston product liability lawyer at Grimes & Fertitta can help to investigate your accident to properly and accurately connect your damages to malpractice on the part of the manufacturer

Winning a product liability claim in Texas

In Texas, product manufacturers are held to “strict liability”. This means that proving negligence or intent is not necessary for you to win your case. As long as it can be established that a defect in a product or its labeling contributed to a death or injury, the defending manufacturer can be held liable.

While you don’t have to prove harmful intent or negligence to win a product liability claim in Texas, you and your lawyer may work to prove that these factors contributed to defects in the manufacturer’s product.

Who can be held liable for defective consumer goods

Depending on the specific scenario that led to your injury, a number of parties may be held liable in your claim. While cases involving dangerous or defective products almost always begin and end with the manufacturer, those injured by a dangerous product may be able to seek damages from other parties, including:

  • The person or entity who sold the product: If a store or merchant knowingly sold you defective, damaged, or recalled merchandise, they may also be held liable for your injury or wrongful death. In the event that they knowingly sold you broken merchandise, the seller may be held solely liable.
  • The product’s owner/user: If you were injured by someone due to their reckless use of an unsafe product, you may also seek damages from that person.

Types of compensation for product liability claims

If you can prove that you were injured by a manufacturer’s defective product, you may be eligible for several types of compensation, depending on the extent and severity of your injury:

  • Medical benefits
  • Income replacement
  • Death benefits
  • Disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Destroyed property

Hire a compassionate Houston product liability lawyer to fight for you and your family

An accident involving a defective product can take less than half a second, but the effects can last a lifetime. That’s why Grimes & Fertitta spares no expense to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your product liability claim. 

As a small team, the names and faces you see here are the same ones who will be speaking to you and guiding you through the process along every step of the way. As former insurance company lawyers, Grimes & Fertitta know the tricks and tactics used by big companies to avoid responsibility for their actions — knowledge we use to anticipate challenges and craft strong cases for our clients.

Don’t let someone else’s mistake take any more of your time and money: Contact Grimes & Fertitta online or call us at 713-224-7644  to schedule a free consultation today.

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