When we purchase a product, we trust that it is safe for our use or consumption. Innocent people are injured or die every day from dangerously defective products in San Antonio though. Some examples of those products might include automobile seat restraint systems, medications or baby cribs.
Types of Defects
Under Texas law, the manufacturer of a product might be held liable for injuries or deaths involving a product in one of three ways. Those follow:
Design defects when a product becomes dangerously defective from the drawing board and it’s blueprints. All products in that line will be dangerously defective.
Manufacturing defects when a product’s defect should have been caught in inspection. Only a few of the products in the line will be dangerously defective.
Marketing defects involving instructions or labeling.
Liability and Defenses
Any entity in the stream of commerce that is involved in placing a dangerously defective product on the market can be held liable under Texas product liability law. Those entities include the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler and even the retailer. Defenses exist though. Two common defenses are misuse of the product and the modification of it by the purchaser. Misuse might involve a pair of pliers exploding when being used to pound a nail. Modification might involve an accident with a power saw that had a safety guard removed.
Product liability cases usually involve complicated issues of evidence. If you believe that you were injured as a result of a design, manufacturing or marketing defect involving a product, you might have a valid product liability claim. That’s why it’s important for you to consult with an effective defective products attorney San Antonio as soon as possible after your accident. Save the product, and contact the defective products attorney San Antonio at the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez by calling 210-807-8656 to arrange for a free product liability consultation and case evaluation. You can also use the online contact form at.