If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. A product liability attorney from Lopez Franco can review your case and determine whether you have a claim. 

What Is a Defective Product? 

In the context of product liability, defective does not mean that the product is broken. Instead, defective products are ones that are unreasonably dangerous for consumers even when used as directed. There are three different ways that a product can be deemed defective: 

  1. Design defects – Products with a design defect are inherently dangerous due to the way they are designed. An example of a design defect would be a vehicle’s braking system that fails due to premature overheating. 
  2. Manufacturing defects – These claims involve products that are rendered defective as a result of a flaw or other issue in the way the product was made. An example of a manufacturing defect is a medication that becomes unsafe when it is tainted with a carcinogenic substance during the manufacturing process. 
  3. Failure to warn/labeling defects – These defects involve products that lack adequate information concerning how to use the product safely or how to avoid known hazards. Failure to include information explaining how to engage the safety features of an electric saw would be considered a labeling defect. 

In some cases, a product can be defective in more than one way. An experienced product liability attorney from Lopez Franco will be able to identify whether the product that caused your injury was defective and know what evidence you will need to build your case. 

A Product Liability Attorney Handling Claims Involving All Types of Defective Products

Dangerous and defective products can come in many forms. Some of the most common types of defective products include the following: 

  • Children’s toys
  • Medications and pharmaceutical products
  • Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and motor vehicle parts
  • Tools
  • Cosmetics
  • Household appliances and electronics
  • Cleaning products

If you have been injured by a dangerous product, an experienced product liability attorney can review your case and determine whether you have a claim. 

Product Liability Cases Are Judged on a Strict Liability Basis

In most personal injury cases, the victim needs to prove that the other party was negligent in some way. In Texas product liability claims, you only need to prove that the product was defective – you do not need to prove that anyone involved in the design, manufacture, or sale of the product failed to take due care to prevent reasonably foreseeable accidents. 

This does not mean that product liability cases are easier than other personal injury cases. In a defective or dangerous product lawsuit, you will be proceeding against a corporate entity that will aggressively challenge any claims brought against it. To get the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced product liability attorney on your side. 

Injured by a Dangerous Product? Contact Lopez Franco Today

At Lopez Franco, we hold the companies that make and sell defective products accountable. Call or email us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.