Houston Defective Products Lawyer
Manufacturers have a responsibility to give the public products that are safe. At the very least, warnings should be given about possible hazards.
The Blaine A "Bat" Tucker Law Firm of Houston takes the safety of others, especially children, as a serious concern.
Product liability is a challenging area of the law. We work with scientific experts and accident reconstructionists to demonstrate to juries and insurance adjustors exactly how malfunctioning equipment or other products caused accidents and injuries.
Defective products can fall into any one of the following categories:
- Design Defects
- Manufacturing Defects
- Failure to Warn
We are prepared to handle a range of issues, including the following:
- Consumer products: including everything from toys to cribs to blinds to mowers
- Defective automobiles: trucks, motorcycles, SUVs and cars with seat belt failure, susceptibility to rollover, defective tires, and more
- Defective medical products: including surgical tools, X-ray machines, etc.
- Dangerous drugs: Accutane, Baycol, Ephedra, Meridia, Prempro, Serzone, Sillica, Welding Rods, Asbestos, the COX-2 inhibitors VIOXX, Celebrex and Bextra, and more.
What is product liability? Consumers should be able to trust that the products they purchase are safe when used as designed. Unfortunately, consumers are often injured by common products and devices they use every day. Automobile seat belts and air bags fail to operate. Car roofs crush rather than protect occupants. Automobile gas tanks may catch fire or explode. Machinery and power tools used by workers fail and cause injuries. Defective chairs and ladders can collapse. Household products, toys, equipment, medical prostheses and pharmaceuticals can be designed or manufactured with defects that pose dangers. The list of potential defective products is nearly endless. Sometimes the failure of these products cause significant injuries or death.
Overview of product liability laws
Products liability is the area of law that requires designers, manufacturers and suppliers to pay for injuries to consumers caused by defects and hazards in the products they market. The purpose of products liability law is to ensure that the costs of injuries resulting from defective products are borne by the parties who place such defective products on the market.
Product liability theories
What you should know about defective product injuries?
If you or someone close to you has been injured by a defective product, you should keep the product and any packaging, instructions and labels. These items are important in proving your case.
If you know or suspect your injury was the result of a defective product, it is extremely important to preserve all evidence necessary to build a strong case.
If you would like to speak with us about how to proceed, please contact our Houston office at 713-771-5453 . Houston Defective Products Attorney, Bat Tucker will provide a FREE consultation and evaluate your potential product liability claim.