When a Texas consumer buys a product from a store, purchases a food product or takes a medication prescribed by his or her doctor, the expectation is that the product is safe. Unfortunately, consumer products are not always safe, and individuals may suffer harm. In these situations, it may be possible to hold certain parties accountable for a victim’s pain and suffering through a product liability claim.
Who is responsible?
Product liability claims can be complex because there are often multiple parties involved in the manufacturing process. It is not always easy to determine at what point in the process did something happen to affect the safety of the product. Some of the parties that may bear at least partial responsibility include:
- The manufacturer of the component parts used in the product
- The party that assembled or installed the parts
- The party that manufacturer the product
- The retail store that sold the product
- The wholesaler of the product
A careful assessment of the case and evaluation of the product may reveal how the product is dangerous and which parties are likely responsible for the injuries suffered by the Texas consumer.
What can you do next?
Being the victim of a dangerous consumer product can be overwhelming. If someone believes he or she has a claim, the most appropriate course of action may include an assessment of the case in order to understand the specific legal options available. This may also help a Texas victim understand the value of the potential claim and how to fight for a full and fair recovery.