Corpus Christi and Galveston Area Product Liability Attorney
When manufacturers attempt to reduce costs by using materials of lesser quality or ignore important quality control procedures, it is the consumers who suffer the consequences of such irresponsibility. Defective products have the potential to cause serious personal injury, and product liability laws provide injured consumers with effective recourse for securing appropriate compensation. At the Law Office of Scott A. Nelson, P.C., in Corpus Christi, serving Galveston and South Texas, our product liability attorney offers the experienced representation victims of defective products need in order to obtain justice.
Product Liability Information
Manufacturers are obligated to ensure that their products are safe for consumers. Design flaws or manufacturing defects can lead to serious injury and even wrongful death. Though most manufacturers hold themselves accountable and have exhaustive quality control measures in place to ensure product safety, others exhibit so little concern for consumers that their quality control methods are negligently lax or non-existent.
In product liability claims, defects may be categorized as follows:
A defective design can result in a defect being repeated throughout an entire product line. Toys sometimes contain small pieces that present choking hazards for small children, and electrical products and appliances may overheat and catch fire during normal use. Typically, these types of defects result in product recalls.
Lack of proper quality control or the use of substandard materials can also result in defective products. Some manufacturers cut corners to reduce costs, which may compromise the integrity and safety of their products. For instance, some recent defective auto claims have involved the use of inferior tires that have been shown to separate under normal driving conditions.
If a product is known to be potentially dangerous, it must include warnings or instructions concerning its proper and safe use. Absent or insufficient warnings put consumers at great risk. Often, defective marketing is an issue when prescription or over-the-counter drugs fail to provide information on dangerous side effects or warnings regarding harmful interactions with other drugs.
Product Liability and Compensation
Defective products can cause severe injuries that require extensive medical care and prevent victims from going to work. At the Law Office of Scott A. Nelson, P.C., in Corpus Christi, serving Galveston and all of South Texas, our product liability attorney can assist individuals in obtaining compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
In extreme cases, punitive damages may be leveled against the party or parties held liable for a victim's injuries. Punitive damages are awarded to victims to punish responsible parties and to deter future negligent action.
Contact South Texas Product Liability Attorney Scott Nelson
Product liability can be a complex area of law, and individuals injured by defective products often have questions concerning their rights. Victims from Corpus Christi, Galveston, and other South Texas communities can trust product liability attorney Scott Nelson to provide them with the honest answers they deserve and the committed representation they need to secure appropriate restitution for their injuries.