Were you or a loved one injured because of a dangerous or defective product in El Paso, TX? Product manufacturers may be held strictly liable when consumers are injured by defective products. An experienced El Paso product liability lawyer at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our lawyers have over 43 years of combined experience fighting to protect injured clients. Since our law firm was founded in 2010, we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.
We’ll help you explore your legal options with no upfront costs. To learn more about how we can help, contact our law offices in El Paso, Texas to schedule a free consultation today.
How Mission Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Product Liability Claim in El Paso
Even products that are FDA-approved have the potential to cause injuries. If you or a family member were injured, you deserve to hold the at-fault parties accountable. Our El Paso personal injury lawyers are here to help.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a 99% success rate when it comes to helping our injured clients recover fair compensation. Our lawyers have been recognized as both Rising Stars and Super Lawyers.
More specifically, our lawyers can help by:
- Conducting an investigation to prove the product suffered from a defect
- Determine which legal theories apply in your case
- Hire experts to testify about the product defect and your injuries
- Calculate the true value of your personal injury claim
- Negotiate with the insurance companies and defense lawyers for a fair settlement
The insurance company is much more likely to take your case seriously if you have an experienced El Paso personal injury attorney by your side. To learn more about our team, call for a free consultation today.
Overview of Texas Product Liability Laws
Under Texas law, manufacturers can be held liable for injuries when they put defective consumer products on the market. Texas is a strict liability state when it comes to product liability. That means you won’t have to prove negligence to recover damages if a defective product caused your injuries.
You may have a valid product liability case any time you were injured by a defective product. Defective household appliances, tools, and even children’s toys can cause serious injuries. If you were hurt, you deserve to hold the responsible parties accountable.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help you prove your case. To learn more about this practice area and our experience, call our El Paso product liability attorneys to schedule a free case review today.
How Do I Prove a Product Was Defective?
Strict liability laws only apply if you can prove the product was defective.
There are three types of product defects that are covered under Texas law:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects
Each type of product defect can create a risk of serious injury. Our defective product attorneys handle all types of product liability claims, so don’t hesitate to reach out for legal advice if you were injured.
Design defects are flaws in the product’s design. Even if the product was assembled according to specifications, something about the product’s design makes it unreasonably dangerous. In many cases involving defective products, there is a safer alternative design.
If you can prove that the manufacturer reasonably should have adopted the safer alternative, they can be held liable for failing to do so.
Roundup weed killer is one example of a product that many claim suffers from a design defect because the ingredients in its formula create an unreasonable risk of developing cancer.
Manufacturing defects are caused by mistakes during the manufacturing process. The product would have been safe if it was assembled according to its design. However, some type of error during the product’s assembly causes it to become unreasonably dangerous.
A prescription medication that becomes contaminated during the manufacturing process is an example of a product that suffers from a manufacturing defect.
Most products carry some risk of harm even if the manufacturer chooses the safest design and manufactures the product according to that design. That’s why companies provide instruction manuals and warning labels. When they don’t provide adequate warning about non-obvious dangers, the product manufacturer can be held liable for failure to warn.
We Handle All Types of Product Liability Cases in El Paso, Texas
Our lawyers handle product liability cases involving all types of products, including:
- Vehicle components, including airbags and seatbelts
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-counter drugs
- Medical devices
- Children’s products and toys
- Batteries and electronics
- Household appliances
- Tools, work equipment, and machinery
- Household chemicals, lawn products, and cleaning products
- 3M earplugs
It can be difficult to prove that the product involved in your case suffered from a defect. Our lawyers will gather the evidence you need to prove your case. We’ll also help you determine whether you’re entitled to participate in a class action lawsuit or multi-district litigation (MDL), which is often the case if many people were injured in the same way.
What is My El Paso Product Liability Case Worth?
Each and every product liability claim is slightly different, even when they involve similar injuries and products.
When we are calculating your case value, our lawyers will examine factors such as:
- The type of injuries you’ve sustained
- Whether you’ll suffer any permanent or long-term impairments
- The cost of your medical treatment
- Your need for ongoing medical care
- Whether the injury impacts your ability to work
- The value of your lost wages
- How the injury impacts your quality of life
Insurance companies often try to tell injured parties what their case is worth. Even though it can be tempting to accept a fast settlement offer, those offers often don’t fully account for all of your damages.
Our lawyers face off against insurance companies every day. We know the tactics they’ll use to scare you into accepting a lowball settlement. Call our El Paso product liability attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you fight back.
What Types of Damages Are Available To Victims of Dangerous and Defective Products?
There are many types of damages that may be available. If your case is successful, you can recover damages for both financial losses and non-financial losses.
Your financial costs are called economic damages. They may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Physical therapy
- Property damage
Your non-financial losses are called non-economic damages. Common examples include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical disfigurement or scarring
- Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
In rare cases, courts award punitive damages when the defendant’s actions were especially shocking or intentional. These damages are awarded solely to punish the at-fault party for their actions.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for Causing My Own Injuries in Texas?
In cases that are based on negligence, Texas follows modified comparative negligence rules. Victims can recover compensation for their injuries when they’re less than 51% responsible. However, once your share of fault reaches 51%, you’ll be barred from seeking compensation.
Our El Paso Product Liability Attorneys Will Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries
Dangerous products cause serious injuries on a regular basis.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, our team in El Paso often represents people who have suffered:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss
- Nerve damage
- Whiplash injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Cancer and other illnesses
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Would you like to have an experienced attorney review your case while you’re recovering? Contact our lawyers in El Paso to schedule a free initial consultation today. We’ll do everything we can to help you get the fair compensation you deserve.
How Long Do I Have To File a Product Liability Lawsuit in Texas?
The statute of limitations in most personal injury cases is two years under Texas law. Injured parties have two years to take legal action. Otherwise, they forfeit their right to compensation.
Most of the time, the two-year clock starts to run on the date you sustained the injury. However, in some cases, the clock won’t begin to run until you discover the injury or reasonably should have discovered the injury.
The statute of limitations in product liability cases can vary from case to case. To learn more about the deadline in your case, call for a free case review today.
Contact an El Paso Product Liability Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Did you sustain injuries because of a defective or dangerous product? Contact an El Paso product liability lawyer at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers today. We always offer a free case review, so you don’t have to worry about the cost.