McAllen Product Liability Attorney
Product liability is a specific area of law that holds manufacturers, distributors and companies liable for any injuries or illnesses that their products cause to consumers. Depending on the product that you were injured by, you may be able to file a personal injury claim on the basis of product liability law, which will hold a company responsible for compensating you for the physical, emotional and financial damages you suffered. Stern Law Group has handled many product liability cases throughout our 150 years of combined legal practice, and our legal team is prepared to use our skills and extensive resources to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
How Defective Product Claims Work
In order for a product liability claim to be successful, you must first determine which type of claim applies to your situation. It may be a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a company's failure to reasonably warn consumers about the potential dangers of a product. Title 4 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §82 outlines the laws and regulations surrounding product liability. This includes the responsibilities of companies to ensure that their products are safe for the public and the necessary elements that victims must establish during their claims. For example, if your claim involves a design defect, which is a common cause of car accidents, then you must prove the following:
- There was a safer alternative design other than the one used
- The design defect caused an injury or death
- An alternative design would have prevented or reduced the risk of an injury
- An alternative design was possible and feasible at the time of production
Depending on the product you used, there may also be additional federal regulations governing the safety and health requirements that companies must meet. The primary government agencies in charge of regulating product safety are the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In any case, defective products, including dangerous drugs, are often the result of a company's failure to meet safety requirements. Whether you have been injured by a product with a design flaw or manufacturing error or if you have been injured by a recalled product, Stern Law Group's McAllen personal injury attorneys have the experience and legal knowledge needed to hold companies liable.
Discuss Your Case with Stern Law Group
Stern Law Group is prepared to fully evaluate your personal situation in order to determine whether you have a viable claim. By focusing on your strongest approach, our legal team can set about immediately negotiating a settlement or preparing for a trial. With millions of dollars in compensation recovered by verdicts and settlements, including more than $500 million in settlements alone, our firm knows how to fight to win. Contact Stern Law Group to discuss your case today.