Unsafe products, from children's toys to auto parts, are a substantial cause of serious injury and death in the United States. If a manufacturer fails to uphold their duty of care and a consumer is injured as a result, they should be held accountable.
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Do I Have a Product Liability Case?
A product liability case can involve virtually any type of product, whether it is a children's toy, a household appliance, an automobile component or a piece of heavy machinery. A common example is pharmaceutical liability claims involving dangerous drugs that cause unintended health issues.
Common examples of unsafe products include:
- Defective airbags
- Defective appliances
- Defective car seats
- Defective children’s toys
- Defective baby products
- Defective drugs
- Essure Contraceptive
- Physiomesh Recall
In many product liability cases, it is not immediately obvious that a defective product was the cause of the accident or injury. To know for certain if you have a case, it's important to work with an experienced attorney who knows what to look for and can thoroughly investigate your claim.
Our team at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs have over 100 years of combined legal experience defending the victims of product-related injuries. Call (713) 999-3681 for a free consultation!
Types of Product Liability Claims
Product liability may extend to several different parties in the retail process, including manufacturers, sellers, and distributors. While a manufacturer may be responsible for a faulty product, the supplier of parts used in a defective product may sometimes have equal or greater liability. Product liability claims may sometimes even be filed by parties who did not directly purchase the product, but who were harmed by its use.
- While the range of defective product lawsuits is broad, most product liability claims fall into the following categories:
- Defective manufacture: The most obvious type of product liability claims is when a product is flawed due to an error in the manufacturing process, causing it to be somehow different from others like it. These types of claims typically involve products that are dangerous due to low-quality materials or shoddy workmanship.
- Design defect: These types of claims arise when a product is inherently dangerous due to a flaw its design, even though it may be manufactured perfectly. An example of this would be an SUV that has a high rollover risk due to its top-heavy design.
- Failure to warn: Some products such as power tools carry some level of risk and require certain precautions to be operated safely. In these cases, manufacturers have a duty to provide adequate warnings about a product’s proper use to keep consumers safe. An example of this would be a prescription medication that does not include a proper warning label about dangerous side effects that can occur if taken with another common medication, such as aspirin.
The Importance of Hiring Experienced, Trial-Tested Counsel
When contemplating legal action against a manufacturer, whether it is a pharmaceutical company or an automobile manufacturer, it is important to find an attorney with the skill and dedication necessary to effectively prosecute the case.
Defendants often have vast resources at their disposal for disputing the claim, and they have considerable incentive to avoid the public relations disaster of being found to be responsible for causing injury or death.
Three of our attorneys are Board Certified, which means they are considered legal experts in their field. Our firm can offer you the exceptional representation you need for success!
Your Rights Under Consumer Protection Laws
In the United States, consumer protection laws were established to keep consumers safe from potentially dangerous products. This means that product manufacturers and designers have a responsibility to you, the consumer. Not only are they responsible for ensuring that their products are safe to use, but they must also warn buyers of any potential risks.
Product liability holds the manufacturer accountable for their failure to take reasonable precautions that ensure the products they make and sell are free from inherent design flaws and manufacturing defects which could cause harm to consumers. The manufacturer is also expected to provide adequate labeling and warning to ensure that users are aware of known dangers.
If an injury occurred while using a product under normal circumstances and according to its intended use, the manufacturer may be found to be legally accountable to the accident victim or surviving family members. However, it will be up to you to take the first step. This is why you should waste no time in discussing your case with a product injury attorney at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs. We are here to help you seek restitution.
Speak with Our Houston Product Injury Attorneys About Your Case
Are you ready to pursue a product liability claim against the company that caused you harm? Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs serves clients throughout all of South Texas and Louisiana. We also have a long-standing history of courtroom success, so you can trust that your case will be in capable hands when you turn to our firm for help with your case.
Contact our law office today to set up a time to meet with our Houston product liability lawyers.