There are few things worse than purchasing a product that does not work as advertised. However, in most cases, this simply results in a person feeling cheated out of their hard-earned money. While this is irritating, it is nowhere near as bad as sustaining a serious injury as a result of a defective product. If this has happened to you, you must continue reading and speak with our Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability claims and how we can help you file one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common types of product liability claims?
There are three main types of product liability claims that you may file, depending on the circumstances of your injury. They are as follows:
- Negligent Product Designer: If you can prove that you were injured as a result of an unsafe product design, and that there was a safer, economically feasible means to produce the product that did not affect its overall function, you may have a valid product liability claim against the product designer.
- Negligent Product Manufacturer: At times, product manufacturers will ignore a previously-safe product’s blueprints, either to save time or money, thereby causing the product to become dangerous as a result. In this case, you may very well have a valid claim against the product manufacturer.
- Failure to Warn: Products that are safe when used correctly, though unsafe when used incorrectly are required to include warning labels about any potential hazards they may pose. If you were injured because a product did not include such a label, you may have a product liability claim on the grounds that the company failed to warn you of the potential dangers the product poses.
If you were harmed by a defective product, it is critical that you do not throw the product away, as we can use the product itself to help prove your product liability claim.
What is the statute of limitations for product liability claims in Texas?
The statute of limitations for product liability claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means that in most cases, you will only have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Waiting any longer than two years will most likely relinquish your right to sue. Our firm is ready to assist you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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