The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recalls products on a near-daily basis. Sometimes, FDA issues recalls as a preventative measure to keep people from getting hurt. Other times, despite numerous reports, FDA may hesitate to issue a recall. If a defective product hurt you, you have financial recovery options. A Houston defective product lawyer can provide representation to hold the at-fault party accountable for your damages.
To begin a free case review, call our Houston personal injury lawyers today at (877) 239-4878.
Examples of Defective Products
Just because the FDA did not recall a product does not mean that it is safe. There are many products in today’s market that have the potential to hurt people. All manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers must only sell safe products.
Some examples of defective products may include:
Food with Undeclared Ingredients
People with gluten allergies cannot eat food that contains flour, barley, or bran. However, some products claim to be “gluten-free” but contain ingredients that could harm people with gluten allergies.
Child Safety Products
Car seats, high chairs, and playpens must be thoroughly tested so that they do not cause harm to young children. According to USAGov, child safety seats are among the most commonly recalled products.
Vehicles and Vehicle Parts
A car could be deemed unroadworthy for a variety of reasons. A car might have been damaged en route to the dealership. A vehicle could have an inherent flaw in its design that makes it unsafe to drive.
Some cosmetics have ingredients that could cause skin irritation, burns, or allergic reactions. This could happen either because a product did not feature warning labels or because of storage issues.
You may not see the product that injured you on this list. Still, you could have the basis of a product liability claim. A lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you recover compensation for your damages. To call in the Strong Arm, dial (877) 239-4878.
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Liability for Your Houston Defective Product Case
Liability for your damages could rest on multiple parties. For instance, suppose you were harmed by food with undeclared ingredients. Perhaps in this circumstance, not only did the manufacturer know about these ingredients but maybe the wholesaler knew as well. In this scenario, you could have a claim against these two entities. However, managing a product liability claim against more than one party can quickly become difficult.
To aid with this process, your lawyer can:
Connect Your Injuries to the Defective Product
In a product liability case, you do not need to prove negligence. Instead, you need to prove that the product in question injured you. This is called strict liability, and it is described in further detail by the American Bar Association.
To connect your injuries to the defective product, your lawyer can:
- Determine if any recalls had been issued
- Consult with third-party field experts
- Review your medical records
- Speak with your health care team
- Document how your injury occurred
We may be able to help you in ways not described here.
Handle Communications with the Liable Parties
Multiple parties may be implicated in your personal injury claim. Your lawyer can manage communications between all of these parties so that you can focus on your physical recovery. Sometimes when multiple parties are involved, they may try to deflect blame onto one another. Your lawyer can employ legal strategies to promote your case’s resolution.
Evaluate the Cost of Your Damages
Your Houston defective product lawyer can evaluate the cost of your damages so that they can negotiate with the liable parties.
You can recover compensation for these damages:
- Your medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Permanent scarring
- Reduced future earning capacity
If you are filing a wrongful death claim, your damages may look different than those described here. If you lost a loved one due to a defective product, you might be able to collect compensation for the decedent’s funeral, lost income, and loss of consortium.
Manage Your Case’s Deadlines
Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you typically have two years to file a product liability lawsuit. This deadline may be based on when your injury happened or when you reasonably should have discovered it. Your lawyer can manage the deadlines associated with your case so that you do not miss out on your right to fair compensation. They can even determine whether any information in your case could grant you more time to act.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
No law says you have to work with a lawyer. Your claim or lawsuit will never be dismissed on the basis that you do not have legal representation. However, when deciding to hire a lawyer, you should know that Loncar Lyon Jenkins works on a contingency-fee-basis.
When you partner with us, we do not charge hourly rates or retainers. We get paid a predetermined percentage of the compensation we secure for you. In this arrangement, you may be able to afford a lawyer at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.
Additionally, if we cannot “win” your case, you do not have to worry about paying our attorney’s fees. We take the outcome of your case just as seriously as you do. You can call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to learn more.
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Call in the Strong Arm Today to Get Started on Your Case
A Houston defective product lawyer can manage your product liability case from start to finish. We can help you recover compensation for your accident-related expenses. If that means taking your case to court, then we have no problem doing so.
To begin a free, no-obligation case review with a member of our team, call us today at (877) 239-4878.