Houston Product Liability and Defective Products Attorney
Defective products can cause serious injury and even death. Contact the Molina Law Firm to discuss your case.
Everyone has heard stories of defective products that have harmed people. From electric blankets that catch fire to laptop batteries that can explode. These cases can also involve car seatbelts, car tires, car airbags, and children’s toys. Call Molina Law Firm when you need a Houston Product Liability Attorney. These cases can even involve medical devices such as hip replacements, vaginal mesh products, and hernia mesh products. Consumers are surrounded by more mechanical and electrical products than ever before. Sometimes, to cut corners or costs, companies start selling products without adequately testing them for safety. It could be that during the testing, the company did not even consider certain scenarios. Sometimes, companies put profits over safety. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a product you purchased, then the manufacturer, distributor, or even the seller may be held liable.
The Molina Law Firm has been representing product liability injury victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against corporations and ultimately insurance companies. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation you deserve for your loss, pain and suffering.
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What constitutes a product defect?
There are two main types of product defects under federal law: design defects and manufacturing defects. A design defect is a flaw in the original blueprint of the product that causes a hazard for users. If a design defect is found then most likely all of the products manufactured will be defective and possibly dangerous. To successfully file and win a design defect case that resulted in your injury, the plaintiff must prove:
- that the design was unreasonably dangerous prior to production,
- that the design defect could have been plausibly anticipated and
- that the manufacturer had the option of a superior design that was economically feasible and would not alter the purpose of the original design
Manufacturing defects are flaws that are created in the process of making the product and are not intended to be part of the design of the product. This manufacturing defect could be found in a small number of products or an entire manufacturing cycle depending on when the defect was found. A manufacturer is liable for any manufacturing defects that results in faulty construction. To win a case, the plaintiff needs to prove that the defect responsible for the injury was present when the product left the manufacturing facility.
If this seems complex, it is because it is. To successfully file a defective product liability case, it is very important to retain legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney.
Types of Product Liability Lawsuits
Product Liability Statistics
Product liability claims are filed every day. Although there are several governmental agencies tasked with protecting consumers from harmful products on the market, it is usually left to consumer organizations to detect and follow up on defective products. Some statistics include:
- In 2014, 7% of all personal injury cases were product liability cases
- Injuries caused by toys fluctuate wildly from year to year, in 1997 there were 141,000 cases, in 2001 there were 255,000. In 2006 there were 30,000 cases
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When you have been involved in a Products Liability accident, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious. It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you so that they can determine how much you have lost and get you compensated properly. Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm are here to help. We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss then maximizing your compensation.
We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case. We have helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!