Dallas Product Defect Attorney Discusses Manufacturer Liability

June 18th, 2015 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Dallas Product Defect AttorneyManufacturers and sellers have a duty to make sure their products are safe for consumer use. If defective or dangerous products are sold, the results can be severe injuries and even death in some cases.

An attorney with experience in handling defective products cases can investigate a claim and hold the responsible parties liable for any damages.

Dangerous and Defective Products

It’s up to companies to determine whether or not their products are safe to use. Manufacturers need to include safety measures in their designs or provide proper warnings if their products pose any kind of safety or health risks to consumers.

Unfortunately, flaws or defects in the manufacturing process can make products or their components dangerous. When manufacturers and sellers of products fail to identify these dangers and provide adequate warnings, they may be held liable for any resulting accidents or deaths.

Common Dangerous or Defective Products

• Power tools
• Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
Defective Automobiles
• Machinery
• Baby and children products and toys
• Health aids

Our Dallas product defect attorney, Greg Marks, can help file a product liability claim for you or on behalf of a family member who died as a result of a defective product.

Types of Product Liability Claims

Under Texas law, there are several types of product liability claims that can be made. A product liability attorney will be able to determine which kind of product liability case to pursue on your behalf.

Defective Design Product Liability

A defective design claim results from a product that functions properly but because of a design defect causes an injury. For example, a power saw that works as intended but lacks any safety features like a guard or automatic shut-off, could be considered a defective design if it results in an injury to the user. It’s up to manufacturers to identify whether or not their product designs are potentially defective and pose a risk of death or injury.

Manufacturer’s Failure to Warn Product Liability

Manufacturers are required to provide warnings to consumers if their products pose any dangers or health risks. For example, a cleaning product that explodes without warning when used near an open flame would be considered a manufacturer’s failure to warn if it was not labeled as flammable. It’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to warn consumers of any potential risks associated with using their products.

Manufacturing Flaws Product Liability

A manufacturing flaw is any product that is manufactured in such a way that it is defective or can be dangerous to consumers. For example, if the brake system in your car malfunctions and causes you to have an accident, this could be a manufacturing flaw. Although the brakes may have been designed well, a flaw in manufacturing process may have resulted in them not working. The automobile manufacturer can be liable for the car accident and any injuries as a result.

Product malfunctions and defects are dangerous. Proving that a manufacturer is at fault for injuries because of a flaw or defect in the design or manufacturing of a product is complex. A qualified product liability attorney will be able to investigate your case and hold the manufacturer liable for your accident and injuries.