Product Liability Lawyer in Beaumont Serving Clients Throughout Texas
Helping Texans Injured by Defective & Dangerous Products
The law requires that a product meet the ordinary, safe expectations of the consumer, yet each year thousands are injured due to intentional design flaws, marketing defects or willful misrepresentation of a product. Liability for a defective product lies with all parties involved in the distribution chain, from the manufacturer to the retailer. Gilbert Adams Law Offices is respected by our peers as a firm capable of locating ALL liable parties in order to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Some examples of Defective / Dangerous Products include:
- Seatbelts That Fail
- Dangerous Drugs
- Auto Recalls
- Consumer Product Recalls
- Defective Helmets (motorcycles, firefighters)
- Toys that kill
- Dangerous Scaffolds
- Tractor roll-overs
- Airplane crashes
Texas Product Liability Attorneys for All Types of Product Defects
There are many different ways products may be considered defective, but they generally fall into one of three categories – design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn. A company which releases a defective product onto the market can be held strictly liable for any injuries which result. This means you don’t have to prove the company was negligent; you only have to prove that the product was defective when it left the company’s control, and this defect caused your injury. Product liability cases are not always easy to prove, and they may be fought hard by the responsible companies, but the tough and knowledgeable Texas product liability attorneys at Gilbert Adams Law Offices are dedicated to seeking justice for injured consumers.
Below are descriptions of the three main categories of product defects, with examples of each:
Design Defects – When a product is defectively designed, every unit of the product made will contain that defect, meaning that countless people could be injured by using the product. Examples include cars designed with fuel lines running too close to electrical lines, irons and space heaters designed without automatic shut-offs if they are left on or tip over, or power saws designed without safety guards.
Manufacturing Defects – A defect in a product’s manufacture can be due to a problem in the assembly line, worker error or faulty machinery, or the use of substandard materials that fail under stress. Depending on the source of the defect, only one unit of the product may be defective, or thousands may be. Examples of manufacturing defects include automobile seat back failures, flammable children’s pajamas, airbags that do not deploy on impact or brakes that fail, toys built with small parts that present choking hazards, or powerful machinery that seize up or forcefully eject faulty components.
Failure to Warn Defects – Products are defective if they are shipped without clear, adequate safety warnings and instructions for their safe use. Warnings should be easy to see and understand and should be included on the packaging and on the product itself as appropriate. Examples of failure to warn defects include household cleaners or solvents that do not instruct the consumer to ventilate the room or wear skin or eye protection, or products which are suitable only for people of a certain age or skill level.
Choose a Law Firm with the Means and Dedication to Get Results
Product liability claims require substantial resources, both technical and financial. Gilbert Adams Law Offices is an established Beaumont, Texas law firm with all the necessary resources to effectively pursue and win product liability cases. Our product liability lawyers provide personal service to keep clients up to date on case actions in order to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. We are not intimidated by large corporations and stand toe-to-toe with our opponents at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, pursuing justice and compensation for injury victims.
End Defective Product Injuries with the Help of Experienced and Dedicated Texas Product Liability Attorneys
Sometimes companies could correct a design flaw or faulty manufacturing process but choose not to because it would hurt their bottom line. Litigation is sometimes the only way to get their attention and force them to make changes for safety’s sake. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product, call the Texas product liability lawyers at Gilbert Adams Law Offices to obtain compensation for you and your family, and to help make the world a safer place for everyone.