Houston Product Liability Attorney
Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Houston, TX
Defective products are products with design or other flaws that hinder
correct, safe usability. For example, a car that has a tipping hazard
when it turns corners, or a tea kettle that presents a high risk of burns,
are two kinds of defective products that may cause a user serious injury,
even if they are used correctly and for their intended purpose.
If you have been injured as a result of using a defective product, you
may be entitled to sue for compensation under product liability law. Depending
on the unique facts of your case, you may be able to hold manufacturers,
retailers, or other entities related to the distribution of the product
liable for damages. Learn more about your legal options today when you
contact our Houston product liability attorneys for a free consultation.
Types of Defective Products
There are three different reasons why a product might be defective:
- The product may have a design defect, meaning there is an error in the specifications that prevent the product from performing as it should;
- The product may have a manufacturing defect, resulting from poor materials, errors in workmanship, or problems occurring during shipment or storage; or
- The product may lack sufficient warnings or instructions for correct use due to a marketing defect.
If you think you may have a product liability claim for a defective product,
please call a Houston personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Daniel
D. Horowitz, III PC today.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission maintains a list of
defective products that have been recalled by companies. These companies
recognize the danger that their products pose to consumers and offer refund,
replacement, or repair in order to remedy the problem and prevent any
further injuries from occurring.
However, many companies choose not to recall their products. After weighing
the costs, they may choose to take their chances with lawsuits and payouts.
This has happened before in the automotive industry, when car manufacturers
have refused to recall a defective model of a car because the number of
injuries or deaths was not deemed significant enough to justify the cost.
If a dangerous product has injured you, it is important to retain the services
of a lawyer who can fight for your rights, regardless of what product
manufacturers may think they are worth. In some cases, it may also be
prudent to seek punitive damages to hold companies accountable for faulty
products so that the rights of others can also be protected.
Contact the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC
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