Finding Justice After a Product Harms You or Your Loved One
If a family member is killed after using a defective product, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit on behalf of that relative. Ideally, you will seek the advice of a San Antonio product liability attorney as soon as possible as Texas law gives you two years to file a lawsuit.
Any Product Can Be Dangerous
Literally any product that you use can pose a danger to your health and safety if it is defective. There have been cases in which cell phones have caught on fire because they got too hot. It is not uncommon for the FDA to recall medicines or medical devices because they pose a hazard to the person taking or using them.
If you have a child, the toys that he or she plays with could pose a choking hazard. When you operate a motor vehicle, the brakes could fail to stop it in a timely manner, which could cause an accident. Generally, the manufacturer of a product is liable for damages even if it didn’t know about a design flaw or defect.
What If a Product Wasn’t Defective?
In some cases, you may be entitled to damages if you were hurt using a product that was functioning properly. This may happen if it can be shown that the manufacturer of that product failed to properly instruct a user on how to use it properly. This may be because it didn’t come with instructions or because they were poorly worded. Marketing defects may also occur if an injured person was not properly warned about the dangers a product may pose if used incorrectly.
Could Multiple Parties Be Held Liable in Such a Case?
It is possible that multiple parties beyond just the manufacturer could be named as a defendant in a product liability case. For instance, the wholesaler and retailer that sell the product to the end consumer could be found liable for providing dangerous products to consumers. The company that made or sold the parts used in a given product could also be culpable in causing a person to be injured.