You should contact a Dallas defective product lawyer as soon as possible after the incident that caused your injury. Reaching out to an attorney immediately will give your legal team the longest possible window to build a robust compensation claim. In addition, acting quickly will ensure you have enough time to file a lawsuit if necessary.
Read on to learn more about product liability claims and how our law firm can assist you.
What Is the Legal Deadline for Filing a Defective Product Lawsuit in Texas?
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you generally have two years from the time of injury to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. This deadline will apply to your case because defective product claims fall under the personal injury umbrella. However, certain circumstances could extend your window to act. A product liability lawyer with our firm can tell you if they apply your case.
You may be able to resolve your defective product case with a product liability insurance claim. Even so, the statute of limitations will affect you. You lose legal leverage if the statute expires, and you have not secured a settlement. Without the threat of a lawsuit, the insurance company may deny your claim or pay you less than you deserve.
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A Defective Product Attorney Can Identify and Pursue Your Losses
Contacting a defective product lawyer as soon as possible after the incident that harmed you can help protect your right to financial compensation.
Our firm can identify, document, and calculate your financial losses. We can also help you obtain estimates of your future expenses so that you secure a large enough settlement to satisfy all of your economic damages. Additionally, we will prove you deserve non-economic compensation for your pain and suffering.
A personal injury lawyer can help you obtain awards for a defective product incident may include the following:
- Medical bills, including emergency transportation and treatment, hospital stays, doctor’s fees, medical procedures, mobility aids, medical equipment, prescription drugs, rehabilitation and physical therapy, and extended nursing
- Lost wages, including back pay, bonuses, tips, and employment benefits
- Lost future earning capacity if you suffered a disabling injury that prevents you from returning to work or performing your previous job
- Personal property damages, including compensation for damage to your vehicle, home, or personal items
- Physical pain and suffering, including scarring, disfigurement, chronic pain, or loss of a limb or bodily function
- Mental anguish and emotional distress, including depression, stress, anxiety, loss of enjoyment, and diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death, including economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of your fatally injured loved one’s estate and surviving family members, such as funeral and burial expenses and lost household income
A Lawyer Can Help You Establish Liability for Your Defective Product Injury
Product liability differs from other personal injury claims because you usually do not have to prove the at-fault party acted negligently or wrongfully. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and others involved with the product’s creation and marketing are usually strictly liable. Strict liability means they bear financial responsibility for injuries caused by product defects, regardless of their actions or intent.
Although you may not need to prove negligence, your product liability attorney will still need to show the product that harmed you contained one or more of the following types of defects:
- Manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defects are flaws that occur during a product’s construction. A manufacturing defect can affect every one of a particular product or only a portion.
- Design defects. Design defects involve a flaw in a product’s design. When a product contains a design defect, a flaw will occur even when the manufacturer makes the product correctly.
- Marketing defects. Marketing defects involve a lack of instructions for a product’s safe use. These defects also involve a failure to include adequate warnings about a product’s potential dangers or side effects.
If you are one of many victims who suffered an injury caused by the same product defect, you may be able to join with others to take action against the liable party. We can tell you more about whether your case may qualify for a mass tort, class action, or multidistrict lawsuit.
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A Product Liability Lawyer Can Build Your Case Using Various Kinds of Evidence
Contacting a defective product lawyer soon after your incident will also allow for the prompt collection and preservation of evidence. It also gives your team the longest time possible to investigate and work through settlement negotiations before the statute of limitations expires.
Proving product liability can be challenging. Our firm can do the following to build your case:
- Obtain medical records, official accident reports, and other claim-related documents
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Hire and consult with subject matter experts
- Collect and review research
- Visit the facility that manufactured or designed the defective product to investigate conditions, take photographs, and collect physical evidence
- Send spoliation letters to involved parties demanding they preserve and turn over evidence in their possession
- Prepare and file your insurance claim or lawsuit and all related paperwork
- Handle phone calls, emails, and meetings with involved parties
- Pursue the maximum financial compensation possible
- Represent you at trial if necessary
Can You Afford a Defective Product Attorney?
Many personal injury firms, including ours, serve clients on contingency. A contingency arrangement means you pay no upfront or out-of-pocket attorney fees. Your defective product lawyer only receives payment if and when they obtain compensation.
Our law office handles cases involving the following:
- Defective vehicles
- Defective auto parts
- Defective medical devices
- Dangerous drugs
- Toxic chemicals and materials
- Dangerous appliances, furniture, and household goods
- Tainted foods and beverages
Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins to Connect With a Defective Product Lawyer Today
If you or your loved one suffered a product liability injury, you should contact a defective product lawyer immediately. The sooner you reach out to Loncar Lyon Jenkins, the sooner our team can get started on your case.
Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation legal consultation. A team member is available 24/7 to take your call and guide you down the road to financial recovery.