Hurt While Using A Defective Product?

Houston Product Liability Lawyer

When a product you use causes you harm, you have a right to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor of that product. Consumer products should be free from defects and hazards, and companies should warn product users of any side effects or potential for harm created by their products.

Ramsey Law Group takes product liability claims seriously. We fight against corporations that place defective or dangerous products in the hands of consumers. The Houston product liability attorneys at Ramsey Law Group will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and hold the at-fault party responsible for the damage they caused. Call (713) 489-7577 or send us a message online to schedule a free consultation.

Why Ramsey Law Group?

Ramsey Law Group is established both in Texas and nationwide. Our attorneys are:

  • Experienced in settling and litigating product liability cases;
  • Backed by the manpower and resources needed to take on corporations and insurance companies; and
  • Successful in winning multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in Texas and the United States.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Ramsey Law Group will answer your most pressing legal questions at no cost to you.

How a Product Liability Attorney Can Help

Product liability claims are one of the most complex legal claims, both procedurally and technically. They often require a team of legal staff in addition to medical, trade, and regulatory expert opinions. Corporations employ insurance companies and teams of attorneys to avoid paying claimants and to protect their profits.

It is important to have an experienced product liability attorney to protect your interests and stand up to corporations and their insurers on your behalf. At Ramsey Law Group, our attorneys will help you build your case, from start to end, through the following steps:

  • Obtaining witness statements and collecting physical evidence;
  • Analyzing your medical records and determining the extent and costs of your injuries;
  • Documenting and calculating your total losses to place a value on your lawsuit;
  • Providing you with access to accident-related services;
  • Compiling any Consumer Product Safety Commission or Food and Drug Administration studies or recalls regarding the product;
  • Filing a lawsuit on your behalf; and
  • Proceeding with the litigation process and attempting settlement.

Ramsey Law Group will keep you updated as your case progresses and promptly respond to your questions and concerns. We will handle your legal claim competently and confidently, allowing you time and energy to focus on healing.

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Can I Win a Product Liability Case Without an Attorney?

Technically, you do not need a lawyer to win a product liability case, as anyone has the right to represent themselves in court. However, proving fault in a product liability lawsuit can be a very complicated process. In most cases, it is not enough to show that the use of a product has resulted in your injury. You will likely need to go a step further to prove that the product was defectively designed or manufactured, or that it was inadequately labeled with warnings or instructions. A product liability lawyer can provide you with expert legal advice so that you can make an educated and informed decision about how to best pursue your claim. 

Additionally, the defendant will likely have extensive resources and will vigorously defend their interests in court. For the best chance of obtaining the compensation that you deserve, seek the services of an experienced and aggressive Houston personal injury attorney.

How Much Does a Houston Product Liability Lawyer Charge?

When you hire a Houston product liability attorney, there is no charge for their services unless you win your case or receive a settlement. Your attorney assumes all the risks and will be there for you throughout the entire legal process and help you decide the best course of action. While they cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, they are motivated to provide skilled representation that produces results. 

Your attorney will only get paid when you do, which is called working on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee agreement must be in writing, and will clarify which expenses will be deducted in addition to the fee percentage agreed upon. The standard contingency percentage among most product liability lawyers varies, though 25% to 40% of your settlement or verdict is considered an acceptable range. Factors used to determine the reasonableness of a contingency fee includes: the amount, time, and labor involved in the case, nature and length of the attorney-client relationship, as well as the experience, reputation and ability of the attorney.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability is an area of personal injury law that seeks to hold manufacturers, distributors, and retailers responsible for making and selling dangerous products. There are three basic types of product defects:

  • Manufacturing defects. A product is dangerous due to the manufacturing process;
  • Design defects. A product is dangerous due to its actual design or planning; and
  • Labeling defects. A product is dangerous due to inadequate or withheld information on its label.

Although products undergo testing before hitting the consumer market, defective and dangerous products still make it into the public’s hands. Mistakes are made every day by manufacturers, designers, and distributors of products who rush products onto the market or overlook dangerous aspects of their products.

Commonly Recognized Dangerous Products

There are some products in the marketplace that are commonly recognized and publicized as defective or dangerous to the public. These include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle brakes;
  • Airbags in vehicles;
  • Hip replacements;
  • Pacemakers;
  • Prosthetics;
  • Lawnmowers;
  • Children’s toys;
  • Car seats;
  • Power tools;
  • Ladders;
  • Small electrical equipment;
  • Prescription medication; and
  • Over the counter medication.

If any of these or any other product harmed you, it is imperative to contact a product liability attorney.

Time Limits to File a Claim

States have time limits, or statutes of limitations, to file product liability claims. In Texas, the statute of limitations is fifteen years from the sale date of the product unless the manufacturer or seller guarantees the product is safe for use for a more extended period. There are limited exceptions to the Texas statute of limitations, so it is important to consult with an experienced attorney.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover?

A successful product liability claim can recover the following types of damages: 

Economic Damages

Compensation awarded to the injured party to cover the cost of any medical bills, lost wages, or property damage stemming from the dangerous or defective product. For instance, if the victim’s car, home, or other personal possession was damaged by the defective product, you may recover compensation for its repair or replacement. 

Non-Economic Damages

A victim can be awarded compensation for non-economic damages, which are not easy to assign a monetary value to. Those include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of reputation, etc. 

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be awarded if the court wishes to punish the defendant for their negligence in manufacturing a seriously dangerous or defective product. In these cases, punitive damages are meant to deter the defendant and others from continuing to produce, market, or sell defective products. Punitive damages are not awarded in every case, and in some jurisdictions are limited.

Contact Ramsey Law Group Today

Contact Ramsey Law Group to learn more about filing a product liability claim in Texas or another state. Our attorneys will pursue the corporation that caused your injuries and help put you on the road to recovery. We will help you receive the compensation you need and support you through the entire process.

Call us anytime to schedule a free consultation.