The term products liability refers to defective and dangerous products which cause both personal injury and property damage. Every year in the U.S. thousands of people suffer serious injury, wrongful death or serious property damage as a result of using a defective and dangerous product.
Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective or dangerous product into the hands of consumers. Responsibility for a product defect that causes personal injury or wrongful death can apply to all sellers of the product in the distribution chain. This would include the product manufacturer, a manufacturer of component parts, the wholesaler or the retail store that sold the product.
Generally, a product can be defective or dangerous in one of three situations. First, there could be a manufacturing defect which resulted in the product being dangerous. Second, there might be a design flaw that causes the product to be inherently dangerous. Lastly, there may be a marketing defect, where a dangerous condition exists and is known by the manufacturer or seller which could have and should have been warned against but was not. Any one or all of these conditions could lead to serious personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage.
If you have sustained a personal injury or property damage due to a defective product, please give us a call at 877-337-9173.
Austin Auto Defect Lawyers
When consumers purchase and drive a motor vehicle, they assume it will keep them and their families safe. Unfortunately, due to poor designs, poor manufacturing, or carelessness on a corporation’s part, certain vehicles may result in serious injuries or death.
Common defects in motor vehicles:
- Roof crushing
- Ford roof crush and rollovers
- Volkswagen emissions
- Defective component parts causing serious injury or death such as tires, seatbelts, and seatback failures.
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
- Failure to warn
Contact Our Austin, Texas, Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call 877-337-9173 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.