Your Rights Under Consumer Protection Laws
In the United States, consumer protection laws were established to keep consumers safe from potentially dangerous products. This means that product manufacturers and designers have a responsibility to you, the consumer. Not only are they responsible for ensuring that their products are safe to use, but they must also warn buyers of any potential risks.
Product liability holds the manufacturer accountable for their failure to take reasonable precautions that ensure the products they make and sell are free from inherent design flaws and manufacturing defects which could cause harm to consumers. The manufacturer is also expected to provide adequate labeling and warning to ensure that users are aware of known dangers.
If an injury occurred while using a product under normal circumstances and according to its intended use, the manufacturer may be found to be legally accountable to the accident victim or surviving family members. However, it will be up to you to take the first step. This is why you should waste no time in discussing your case with a product injury attorney at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs. We are here to help you seek restitution.
Speak with Our Houston Product Injury Attorneys About Your Case
Are you ready to pursue a product liability claim against the company that caused you harm? The Houston personal injury lawyers at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs serve clients throughout all of South Texas and Louisiana. We also have a long-standing history of courtroom success, so you can trust that your case will be in capable hands when you turn to our firm for help with your case.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Product liability may extend to several different parties in the retail process, including manufacturers, sellers, and distributors. While a manufacturer may be responsible for a faulty product, the supplier of parts used in a defective product may sometimes have equal or greater liability. Product liability claims may sometimes even be filed by parties who did not directly purchase the product, but who were harmed by its use.
While the range of defective product lawsuits is broad, most product liability claims fall into the following categories: