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What happens when a dangerous product causes you harm?

by | Jul 1, 2018 | Firm News |

As a Texas consumer, it can be frustrating to learn that a product you have been using for yourself, in your home or for your family could be dangerous. Consumers have the right to a reasonable assumption of safety when using or consuming stuff they buy. If you or a member of your family suffered because of a dangerous product, you do not have to deal with it on your own.

When a dangerous consumer product causes harm, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. Initiating legal recourse could be an option for you, but you may be unsure of where to begin or who may actually be liable for your pain and suffering.

Understanding product liability claims

Navigating the civil claims process can be complex, especially when it involves a product liability claim. One of the most complicating factors of these types of cases is determining what the issue is with a specific product and who is liable for it. Some of the most common defects and problems with consumer products include the following: 

  • Manufacturing defects: Defects with the manufacturing of a product can lead to issues that can cause harm to consumers. This can include using low-quality components, cutting corners and more.
  • Design defects: When a product is poorly designed, it can lead to issues that cause problems with manufacturing, marketing and consumer safety.
  • Problems with marketing and warnings: Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that proper warnings are on the packaging and that advertisements include warnings about potential problems. 

Dangerous products include things such as defective medical devices, harmful medications, dangerous car parts and more. When there are issues with the making of a product that ultimately lead to your harm, you have the right to take action. 

Recovering from a damaging product 

A dangerous consumer problem can cause significant injuries or health complications. It is important to take quick action to shield your interests by reaching out for assistance as soon as you realize there is a problem. Your road to recovery can start with a complete evaluation of your case and explanation of your legal options.

If you think you may have a rightful case and grounds to move forward with a products liability claim, you would be wise to secure experienced guidance first. These types of civil claims can be complex, and it can be difficult to gather the important evidence to validate your claim to financial restitution.