Product Liability Litigation Attorneys in Collin County
At Lucé Evans Law, we provide product liability litigation services to clients in McKinney and across North Texas. A product liability case involves defective products that were poorly designed or manufactured. Every year, product defects cause significant injuries and even loss of life. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective product, our attorneys will work to ensure a fair settlement.
Product Liability Litigation
As consumers, it’s natural to assume the goods we buy and use each day are safe. Unfortunately, manufacturing errors can occur in the design or production stages that lead to harm to the user. As a strict liability state, Texas law holds the defendant liable, whether they were negligent or not. Consequently, when an individual uses a product and an injury results due to a manufacturing, warning or design defect, it is possible to litigate against the responsible party.
The Main Types of Product Defects
The rules regarding product liability cases may differ depending on the type of items involved. For example, consumer household products and firearms will be subject to different regulations. Most product liability cases fit into the following three categories.
A defective design case involves identifying a flaw in the design process that results in harm. Product liability litigation attorneys will need to prove that a safer design could have been used at a reasonable cost, and without dramatically limiting the product’s utility.
A manufacturing defect is usually caused by an issue in the assembly or quality control phase. In these cases, an attorney must prove that this deviation from the product design was responsible for causing injury.
Failure to Provide Adequate Warning
Many products carry an inherent risk within their design. For example, power tools or steam irons may be designed flawlessly, yet can cause injury if used incorrectly. To deal with this risk, manufacturers must provide adequate warnings to ensure consumers understand any danger.
Common Product Liability Litigation Questions
Common examples of product liability litigation include defective vehicles and auto parts, children’s toys, chemicals and home improvement tools.
If the accident was caused by a defective part, it may be possible to litigate. Cars and other vehicles contain many parts that can be subject to design or manufacturing flaws, including seat belts, tires and airbags.
Defendants may suggest that products were altered by the consumer, that the item was misused, or that there was a reasonable assumption of risk with the purchase of the product.