Texas consumers purchase products with confidence and the assumption that the products they are buying are effective and safe. It can be devastating for both the victim and the family if a consumer product causes harm, resulting in serious injury or significant damage. When an individual does suffer because of a dangerous or defective item, it may be valid grounds to pursue compensation through a products liability claim.
Who is to blame?
One of the most important steps to a successful products liability claim is the identification of the party or parties believed responsible. This could include the manufacturer of the product, manufacturer of component parts, marketer, wholesaler and/or the party that assembled the product. It is also critical to identify the specific defect responsible for the harm caused by the product, which may include:
- Defect in the design of the product
- Defect in the production or creation of the product
- Defect in the marketing of the product
After the identification of the party deemed responsible and the issue with the dangerous product, it may be clear whether the victim has valid grounds to pursue compensation through the civil justice system.
An explanation of legal options
The victim of a dangerous consumer product has the right to pursue justice through a products liability claim, but he or she does not have to navigate this process alone. Working alongside an experienced personal injury attorney can provide a victim with a higher chance of a successful claim. After suffering harm because of defective or dangerous product, a victim may find it helpful to start with an evaluation of his or her case.