Houston Product Liability Lawyer
It can be disheartening when you buy a product, trusting it to work, and it ends up malfunctioning and causing you harm. Usually, there’s someone to blame for this malfunction. Contact a product liability attorney in Houston to investigate your case and determine who’s at fault.
When you go to the store and buy a product, there’s usually no doubt in your mind that the product is going to do what it claims to do. There’s certainly no thought that the product is going to cause significant harm to you or one of your family members. Unfortunately, products can prove to be defective, and the consequences can be significant.
If you’ve been injured by a product malfunction, the damage can include severe burns, cuts, or other injuries. Whatever the outcome may be, you’ve now lost faith in the marketplace. It’s important that you determine who’s at fault for causing your product’s defect so that the same defect doesn’t happen to anyone else. You may need the help of a Houston product liability lawyer.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP, our lawyers are experienced in handling products liability cases. It can be a complex process trying to determine who’s liable for causing a product malfunction, but we’re prepared to take on the challenge and deeply investigate your case until we can find the culprit. We’ll do what’s possible to see that you walk away from your accident with the compensation you deserve.
Common Malfunctioning Products
There are a lot of products on the market that can malfunction, and some of these products are more dangerous than others. Some of the most common products that end up in products liability lawsuits are pharmaceuticals, medical devices, kitchen appliances, general electronics, children’s toys, and auto parts. These items end up in lawsuits because they have a high risk of injury.
While you’d think it’d be easy to win a products liability lawsuit against a large manufacturer because they have so much money to spare, this isn’t usually the case. These manufacturers work hard to protect their brand, and having a lawsuit against them can be terrible to their reputation. Usually, these large companies will do everything in their power to prevent a lawsuit from being won against them.
Your product liability attorney can be helpful to you in proving the negligence of the liable party in your case, whether it be the manufacturer or someone else. They’ll ensure that, no matter how aggressive the defense team is, you’re best positioned to receive the maximum settlement possible.
How to Determine Fault in a Product Injury Accident
The hardest part about determining fault in a products liability case is figuring out what happened to the product before it made its way into your hands. While it’s possible that the product was defective due to a manufacturing error, the product could also be defective due to an error in sales, packaging, development, or distribution.
Your product liability attorney will investigate your Houston case using all of the evidence available, such as photographs, medical records, and the defective product itself to determine what exactly caused the malfunction and what team of people could’ve contributed to the error.
Maximizing Your Settlement Amount
If one party can’t be pinpointed in your case, it’s possible that all parties that handled the product before it made its way to you could be held partially liable. Your lawyer will figure out who the defendant is in your case and then work to calculate your overall claim value. Your claim value will consist of compensatory damages, including economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages—ways in which the injury has affected you financially—may include medical expenses, property damages, and loss of earning ability. Non-economic damages—ways in which the injury has affected your lifestyle—may include loss of consortium, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact a Houston Product Liability Attorney
It can be devastating to suffer from severe injuries because of product malfunction. It causes you to lose trust, not only in the company that created the product in question, but also in other products on the market that had no part in the accident. Every time you go to the store, you’ll wonder if a product could cause you harm, and that’s no way to live.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we hope to bring you some peace of mind by holding the liable parties accountable for your accident and awarding you with a settlement to cure, at a minimum, the financial stress your injuries have inflicted upon you.
If you’re ready to speak with a Houston product liability lawyer about your accident, call 214-522-9404 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.