Defective Products: Understanding Your Rights And Legal Options
As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase and use are safe and free from defects. Unfortunately, this is not always the case; defective products can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death. If a defective product has harmed you or a loved one, it’s essential to understand your legal rights and options.
Product Defect Claims And Remedies
Product liability law holds manufacturers, distributors and sellers responsible for harm caused by their products. When a defective product causes injury, the injured person may be able to pursue a legal claim against any party involved in the product’s chain of distribution. These claims are typically based on one of the following three types of product design defects:
- Design defects: A product has a design defect when the product’s design is inherently dangerous or defective. In other words, the product is dangerous even if it is manufactured correctly and used as intended. For example, a ladder with a design defect may be prone to collapse, even if it is used properly.
- Manufacturing defects: A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is designed properly but is produced incorrectly or with low-quality materials, making it dangerous to use. For example, a car may have a manufacturing defect if a faulty part causes the brakes to fail.
- Defects in warnings: A product may also be defective if it fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions for its proper use. For example, a medication that fails to warn users of potential side effects may be considered defective.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to pursue a claim against the manufacturer, distributor or seller of the defective product.
A skilled product liability attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you through the claims process.
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At Artie Pennington Law Offices, PLLC, our attorney has the experience and knowledge to handle even the most complex product liability cases. We understand that each case is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of each client’s case. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and goals and develop a legal strategy tailored to their specific situations.
Protect Your Rights Now
If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, don’t wait to seek legal help. Contact Artie Pennington Law Offices, PLLC, today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Call our offices at 512-982-1190 or contact us online to make an appointment in Austin or Kyle, Texas.