Corpus Christi and Galveston area Product Liability Lawyer – Frequently Asked Questions
Companies have a professional obligation to ensure the products they sell are safe for the public. If a company sells a product that is defective in some way, and the defect causes an injury, the company is responsible for any damages. If you have been injured as a result of a defective product, our Galveston, Corpus Christi, and South Texas product liability lawyer can help. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to file a product liability claim against the designer or the manufacturer of the product, or against the retailer who sold it. Our experienced trial attorney can review your case free of charge and determine the best way to pursue a product liability lawsuit. If you are eligible for financial compensation, Scott Nelson will work diligently to obtain monetary damages from the liable parties.
What is a defective product?
A defective product is any product that causes injury or damage to an individual as a result of design, manufacturing, or marketing defects. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Businesses are required to sell products that are safe for the public – failure to ensure safety can lead to claims being brought against them. Our South Texas, Corpus Christi, and Galveston area product liability lawyer can help you receive financial compensation for any injuries you may have suffered as a result of a defective product. Contact the Law Office of Scott A. Nelson, P.C., today to schedule a free consultation.
What is crashworthiness?
The crashworthiness of a vehicle depends on its ability to protect occupants in the event of a crash. Vehicles are tested prior to reaching the market to make sure that certain requirements are met. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandate that all vehicles sold in the United States meet minimum federal safety regulations. However, vehicles are tested in a limited number of ways; if a vehicle can be shown to be inherently dangerous in certain types of accidents not tested by the government, it may be possible to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
How is product liability established?
Product liability is usually based on a recognized design or manufacturing defect, a breach of contract, or a "failure to warn" (i.e., a failure by the manufacturer or designer to properly market the product to the public). Many product liability claims are judged under the theory of strict liability. In these cases, it is irrelevant if the company responsible for the product acted negligently or not. Rather, if it can be proven that the product itself is dangerous, and that it harmed an individual as a result, the manufacturer is liable. Serving the South Texas area, including Corpus Christi and Galveston, our product liability lawyer can review your case free of charge and help establish liability in your defective product case.
Do I have a claim?
Individuals who have been injured by a defective product may have a valid claim against the designer, manufacturer or retailer of that product. Even if you feel you may be slightly at fault, you still may be eligible for compensation as a result of a "failure to warn," for example. Companies are required to warn consumers of any potential dangers associated with their products. If an individual injures him or herself while using a product incorrectly but in a manner that should have been foreseen by the designer or manufacturer, it may be possible to file a "failure to warn" claim against the company if no warning was provided. If a product is defective as a result of a design or manufacturing flaw, you also likely have a valid claim.
Contact South Texas Product Liability Lawyer Scott Nelson
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your product liability case, contact our Corpus Christi office. Representing individuals from Galveston and throughout South Texas, our product liability lawyer can help you obtain just and fair financial compensation for your injuries.