People are frequently harmed by dangerous car parts, power tools, skin creams, and a wide array of other defective or otherwise dangerous products. If you’re one of them, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a knowledgeable Kaufman County, Texas Defective product lawyer from Harrell & Paulson today to learn more about these claims and whether you may have a valid one.
Injured by a Defective Product? A Kaufman County, Texas Lawyer is Here to Help.
When we spend our hard-earned money on a product, we expect it to work as advertised. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. For some, it’s a waste of money, for others, it results in a serious injury. If this has happened to you, it’s paramount that you speak with a Kaufman, Texas personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of product liability law.
Defective Product Lawsuits in Texas
Typically, at least one of these three factors is responsible for injuries caused by dangerous products:
- Negligent product design: A large portion of injuries caused by defective products is due to dangerous or unsafe product design. Proving that there is a safer and cost-effective alternative design that wouldn’t hinder the product’s function should be enough to win a product liability claim.
- Negligent product manufacturer: Product manufacturers are responsible for following a product’s blueprints. Product manufacturers who ignore these guidelines (either purposefully or accidentally) and cause a product to become unsafe may be held accountable in a product liability claim if someone is injured while using it.
- Failure to warn: Products must come with labels that clearly identify any potential safety hazards a product may pose if used incorrectly. For example, a chainsaw must have a warning label with instructions on how, and how not, to use it. When it doesn’t and someone sustains an injury they otherwise wouldn’t have if the product came with a warning, they may have a valid claim.
Don’t Throw it Away!
After sustaining an injury caused by a defective product, one of the most important things you can do is to keep the product in a safe place. Often, people will sustain an injury and throw the product away. Doing so is essentially throwing evidence in the garbage. In many cases, the product itself is the best way to prove the cause of an injury. In addition to preserving the dangerous product, you should take pictures of the accident/its aftermath and your injuries, ask witnesses for their contact information, seek immediate medical treatment, and, of course, retain the services of an experienced Kaufman County, Texas defective product lawyer.
Time Limit on Product Liability Claims in Texas
The clock for a personal injury claim starts ticking the day a person is injured. In Texas, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. This means that if you’ve been hurt, you will have to file your personal injury claim within two years of the date your accident occurred. Waiting longer than this timeframe can be detrimental to your personal injury claim. If you need help, you can find it here today.
Contact a Kaufman County, Texas Defective Product Lawyer
Those harmed by defective products shouldn’t hire just any attorney to represent them; they need an attorney with decades of experience handling product liability claims. Contact Harrell & Paulson, LLP today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team.