Dallas Product Liability Lawyer
We should be able to trust that the products we purchase are made safely. If a malfunctioning product caused you significant injuries, an experienced product liability attorney in Dallas can help.
Although accidents happen every day, they should not be caused by faulty products. When you buy something, you expect the product to function properly. Faulty or defective products can cause severe burns, broken bones or other injuries. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear who should be responsible for those injuries.
A highly trained Dallas product liability lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP will work to get the most out of your defective products claim. Our investigation will determine which party’s negligence is responsible for causing the item to malfunction, and then calculate the total cost of your damages, so you can obtain maximum compensation for your suffering.
Determining Fault in Defective Products
The major difference between defective products claims and other kinds of personal injury cases is that there are seemingly endless parties who could have contributed to your injuries. Anyone involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of the item in question could have acted irresponsibly.
When a product goes from ideation to production, each party involved is obligated to ensure the product functions correctly and is safe for consumers to use. Processes are created to check the product at each stage of production, but even one careless action can result in an unsafe and faulty product.
Your lawyer can help determine the sometimes multiple parties that could be responsible for the defective product. Those individuals, supervisors, or corporation as a whole could be named as defendants in your case, and they could be held liable for your injuries.
Bringing a civil claim against a large corporation rather than an individual can be intimidating, particularly when you are still recuperating from your injuries. With a lawyer on your side, you can focus on healing while he or she works diligently to build a case against those liable for your damages.
The Statute of Limitations in Product Liability
With products liability claims in particular, investigations can take time, so it’s important to know how the claims process works, and how much time you have to file. In Texas, injury cases must be filed within two years of the incident.
Although that might seem like plenty of time, keep in mind that your lawyer must first determine the at-fault parties, which can be a lengthy process. If your claim isn’t filed within the statute of limitations, your case could be dismissed and you could be unable to recover any compensation for your damages.
If you’re having trouble managing your claim alone, a product liability attorney can help answer your questions.
Damages Sought in Product Liability Claims
There is no set amount that injury victims are able to recover for their damages. Instead, the amount varies, depending on the extent of your condition and how significantly your injuries impacted your life. Some injuries are minor, but others can leave you suffering and unable to work for weeks, months, or even years. You deserve to be compensated for those losses.
Your attorney will go over any possible damages, both economic and intangible, so you can get the total compensation you need. Some of the most common damages in defective products claims include the following:
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Damage to your earning capacity
In products liability claims, it is not uncommon for the judge to impose an award of punitive damages in addition to the compensation for your losses. These are issued when the judge wants to make an example of the defendant. Punitive damages awards are usually included when the defendant’s actions have been intentionally harmful or egregious.
After examining your losses, your attorney will be able to give you a better idea of how much you can expect to recover in your case. If you’re struggling to calculate the total cost of damages on your own, reach out to a personal injury lawyer for help.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you’re ready to regain control over your life, but you aren’t sure what your next steps should be, consult with a Dallas product liability lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. Our firm will fight for the recovery you deserve.
We are pleased to be able to provide free consultation to injury victims throughout Dallas. Take advantage of this opportunity by calling our office at 214-522-9404, or by filling out the quick contact form below to schedule your case review today.