Defective Appliances and Burn Injuries
Appliance manufacturers are required by law to test and inspect their products for potential safety hazards so that consumers are not harmed. Despite the safety regulations and standards in place to protect consumers, hundreds of defective appliances and products still make it onto the market each year. If you’ve been hurt in Corpus Christi by defective appliances and burn injuries are negatively impacting your life as a result, you need to consult with a qualified Corpus Christi burn injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Read on to learn how Carabin Shaw’s personal injury lawyers in Corpus Christi may be able to help you.What is Product Liability?
Product liability is a legal term that refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for allowing their defective product to end up in the hands of a consumer. All sellers of the product who are in the distribution chain may be held legally responsible for injuries caused by a defective product.Who is Responsible for a Defective Product?
Multiple parties may be held legally responsible for a defective appliance or product after it causes injury to a consumer. These may include:
- The product’s manufacturer
- The product’s distributor(s)
- The product’s seller
- The product’s designer
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may be wondering who can ultimately be held responsible. You should know that only a qualified lawyer in your state who is familiar with the circumstances surrounding your accident can give you the full answer, but the short answer is that one or more of the parties listed above may be liable.
If a product has components manufactured by multiple companies or is assembled by more than one company, product liability claims can involve multiple defendants. And different states have different laws regarding who can be held responsible for defective products.Texas Product Liability Laws at a Glance
If you’re considering a products liability claim in Texas, here are a few things you need to know, according to our Corpus Christi attorneys at Carabin Shaw:
- In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a product liability claim against a seller or manufacturer is 15 years from the date of the product’s sale (unless the manufacturer or seller has a warranty in writing that the product’s life is longer than 15 years)
- Texas has a rebuttable presumption that product manufacturers or sellers are not liable for injuries if the formula, design, or labeling of the product was in compliance with mandatory federal safety standards or licensing requirements
- For more details, see Title 2, Chapter 16, Section 16.012 (Limitations Involving Products Liability) and Title 4, Chapter 82, Section 82.001, et seq. (Products Liability) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Our Corpus Christi attorneys at Carabin Shaw have been helping victims of negligence for more than two decades. Our team has more than 200 years of combined legal experience, we specialize in burn injury claims in Texas, and we’ve recovered more than $1 billion in settlements for our clients. If you’re considering filing a lawsuit or simply want to learn your rights, our Corpus Christi burn injury lawyers are standing by to take your call.Call Carabin Shaw Today For a Free Consultation
At Carabin Shaw, we offer all new clients a no cost, no obligation initial case review and consultation with an attorney so you can find out whether or not you have grounds for a case. Don’t wait—call our office serving Corpus Christi today at 800-862-1260 or fill out our online form to speak to a qualified lawyer and find out how our team can help you.
Let our experienced personal injury lawyers in Corpus Christi help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
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