When a manufacturer or a designer creates a product that is unsafe, and a user of the product is harmed as a result, the injured party can hold the manufacturer or designer legally responsible for those injuries. If you have been injured in Richardson because of a defective product, it’s important that you speak with a Texas product liability attorney as soon as possible after your injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 30 million people are injured as a result of dangerous products every year. Some of the most common consumer products that cause injuries include automobiles, pharmaceuticals, toys and children’s products, tools, and home products.
In most product liability cases, there are there are three types of defects that can lead to a claim against a manufacturer or a retailer. The first is a design defect. If a product has a design defect, all of the products have the same type of issue. An example is if a high chair was designed with a tray that easily came off, allowing the child to fall out. The second type of defect is a manufacturing defect. If a product has a manufacturing defect, it was designed correctly but had safety issues due to manufacturing errors. An example is an automobile manufacturer failing to properly attach the tires to the vehicle. The third type of defect is a failure to warn. If a product is not accompanied by adequate warnings about its use, the manufacturer or retailer may be held liable. An example is a medication that has dangerous side effects if not combined with food that has no warnings given.
If you have been harmed by a defective consumer product, call the Richardson product liability attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys can help. We provide free consultations, and you pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. Call today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.