When you buy a product, you have the right to expect that it won’t harm you. Too many people are poisoned, burned, disabled, or otherwise injured by the products they trust to improve their quality of life. If you were hurt by a defective product, a Houston product liability lawyer from The Mejia Law Firm is available to help. We have advocated for many clients whose lives were severely affected by a faulty product, and we may be able to represent and support you and your family through your product liability claim.
What Does a Product Liability Lawyer Do?
Accidents happen. But when human negligence leads to an accident that hurts another person, personal injury law can step in to protect injured victims and hold at-fault parties accountable. Product liability law provides a means of financial recovery for people who were injured through poor product manufacturing, design, or advertising practices.
Victims of these kinds of errors shouldn’t be forced to suffer the consequences without a means of financial recovery. When you are seriously hurt by a product, your life may be impacted in more ways than you expect. Many individuals injured by a defective product lose their ability to work and support their family. And the medical expenses associated with recovery can be extremely costly.
When you partner with a Houston product liability lawyer from The Mejia Law Firm, you have a legal advocate who will stand up for you and your family through every step of the legal process. A product liability lawyer from our firm will conduct thorough investigations and interviews to determine exactly what caused the accident, how the product was defective, and which party is responsible for the product failure.
While it may be found that a manufacturer or other party acted negligently, many product manufacturers and distributors are subject to strict liability laws. This means that you are not necessarily obligated to prove negligence in order to recover financial compensation for your damages. Your Houston product liability lawyer from The Mejia Law Firm will be able to fully evaluate the circumstances of your accident in order to give your case the best chance for a successful outcome.
Your attorney will also work hard to establish exactly how your life was altered by the injury, and what compensation you deserve and need to recover. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to seek damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of medical care and rehabilitation
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Permanent scarring
- Mental anguish
- Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other psychological injury
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages, in some cases (damages intended to punish gross negligence)
- Wrongful death
Some people lose their lives in an accident involving a defective product. If your family unexpectedly lost a loved one to product negligence, our firm is able to provide experienced legal representation to those seeking justice and financial recovery after a tragedy.
What Are the Most Common Defective Products?
Defective products can be classified under three general categories: defects in manufacturing, defects in design, and failure to warn. A manufacturing defect means that something went wrong in the making or construction of the product, like a contaminated batch of medicine. A defect in design means the product was poorly designed and had a flaw from the very beginning, like a toy that contains lead. A failure to warn is when the manufacturing company, advertising company, or retail company doesn’t warn consumers of the risk of using a product, like a label that doesn’t tell you about the choking hazard of a product.
A product that causes injury, illness, or other damages to the user can be considered a defective product, regardless of what type of product it is. Some types of products we use in our everyday lives have frequently been recalled or found to cause harm to users. The most common defective products include:
- Children’s toys
- Medications like dangerous drugs or other medical supplies
- Appliances like microwaves or vacuum cleaners
- Automotive parts
- Cosmetics like makeup, cologne, lotion, or body soap
- Packaged food and drinks
- Industrial tools
- Pesticides and agricultural products
- Outdoor equipment like lawnmowers and tractors
- Equipment designed for safety, like seatbelts or infant car seats
- Tobacco products and e-cigarettes
- Cleaning products
The Mejia Law Firm Fights for Victims of Defective Product Accidents
At The Mejia Law Firm, we believe in our clients. If you or someone you know was injured while using a defective product, contact our law firm today. We’ll schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how we may be able to help you and your family after an injury.