Dangerous products are constantly being released to consumers, which can result in manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and suppliers being held accountable when innocent people are injured by these defective products. If you or a loved one in Dallas has recently been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to file a product liability claim.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, a Dallas defective product lawyer can potentially lead you through the entire legal process of filing a claim after your initial case review. During your case review, our law firm can further understand the type of product liability case you are faced with, as there is a wide variety of products that can result in a liability claim.
For instance, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has listed categories concerning both products and hazards that can result in harm and injuries to individuals. The following are product categories the agency has studied and released data on:
- Fuel, lighters, and fireworks
- Furniture and decor
- Home maintenance and construction
- Kitchen and dining
- Consumer products for older adults
- Public facilities and products
- Sports and recreation
- Toys and children’s products
These are just a handful of the types of product categories your defective product case may involve. To learn more about beginning a free case review with Loncar Lyon Jenkins and potentially starting to build your defective product claim, call us today at 800-777-7777.
Building a Products Liability Case and Texas’ Statute of Limitations
When looking to pursue a product liability claim in Texas, you must consider the state’s statute of limitations law. Under Texas Statute §16.003, the statute of limitations to file a product liability claim is two years.
Thus, you will have up to two years to gather as much evidence as possible against the product manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or supplier. You also must consider key details of a product liability case, such as if there were any warnings listed on the product or if a specific risk was not mentioned. In some cases, the danger or risk from a product may never be anticipated, which could also lead to a potential product liability case.
A dangerous product can cause harm in a variety of ways, such as from a poor design. While the product may be used correctly, its design could cause harm to you while it is still functional. There may also be manufacturing defects, which are common among motor vehicles. In some cases, vehicles can have widespread recalls in which all cars of an entire make and model must be taken to the manufacturer for repairs due to a manufacturing defect that puts users at risk of injury. In other cases, there may only be a select few products that have defects.
The way products are marketed can also lead to injuries. For instance, if a commercial on TV does not warn the audience about potential dangers linked to a product or how to correctly use the product, the manufacturer could be possibly held liable for injuries you sustained while using the product.
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Understanding Product Liability Insurance
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), product liability insurance “protects the manufacturer, distributor or seller of a product from legal liability resulting from a defective condition that caused personal injury or damage associated with the use of the product.”
In 2019, the III found that net premiums written for products liability insurance totaled over $3 million. Furthermore, the III states that the average personal injury jury awards for product liability claims was over $5 million in 2017.
For plaintiffs looking to pursue a defective product claim against a manufacturer or designer, you may have to consider whether the defendant has product liability insurance when looking to either reach a settlement out of court or in court. The III found that the average defense costs and cost containment expenses for product liability cases was $861,155 in 2018.
If you or a loved one in Dallas has been injured from a product and suspect that it was defective, you may be entitled to file a product liability claim. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can potentially help you pursue compensation. The sooner you act, the sooner a Dallas defective product lawyer can begin to work with you and your family to seek justice against the manufacturer of the product that caused your injuries.
To begin your free case review with Loncar Lyon Jenkins, call our law firm today at 800-777-7777.
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Damages You May Be Entitled to for Defective Products
Following your accident, you may be faced with serious injuries due to a defective product. In the event that your defective product case deals with your motor vehicle, you may experience injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, and more.
A part of your damages that you present to the defendant in your settlement package may include both your current and future medical costs. Additional damages you may have suffered because of a defective product could include lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, limited earning capacity, and more.
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File a Products Liability Claim With Loncar Lyon Jenkins
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we may be able to fight on your behalf to help you earn fair compensation from the defendant following your defective product injury in Dallas. Our law firm represents over 7,000 clients across Texas each year, and we will travel to meet your legal needs following a free case review.
To begin working with a Dallas defective product lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins, call us today at 800-777-7777.