Every year, thousands of consumers, many of them within the jurisdiction of our San Antonio product liability lawyer, sustain serious injuries or are wrongfully killed by dangerous and defective products. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety.
If you have suffered injuries due to a defective product, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer to recover damages. You do not necessarily have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. Product liability claims, also called strict product liability, can be established if you are able to prove the following three elements:
- The product was defective
- The defect existed prior to the manufacturer releasing the product
- The defect caused your damages
Manufacturers and their marketers must label the product in such a way as to warn of all dangers associated with its use. They must specifically state how that product should be used and warn you of the hazards. Examples of defective products that our product liability lawyer in San Antonio has shown to have injured Texans include:
- Automobile tires
- Medical devices
- Electrical appliances
- Pharmaceutical drugs
The attorneys and lawyers at the law firm of Carabin & Shaw are committed to informing the public of dangerous products and product recalls. Our goal in pursuing product liability cases is to obtain just compensation for our injured clients and their families, and to create an economic incentive for those in the stream of commerce to produce safe products and provide sufficient warning of the dangers of their products, ultimately resulting in the saving of lives. The damages the consumer is entitled to receive in a dangerous or defective product case can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of physical capacity, punitive damages, and pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
Whether dealing with a manufacturing flaw or defect, a design flaw or defect, or a product which is unreasonably dangerous because of inadequate instructions or warnings, our San Antonio product liability lawyer works to ensure that injured consumers or the family and heirs of deceased consumers receive fair treatment under Texas law for injuries caused by dangerous and defective products. We do this by taking all of your personal circumstances into account, analyzing consumer reports for similar accidents in a five-, ten-, or fifty-year span as applicable, and presenting the opposing insurance company with as much evidence of your status as a victim as possible.
If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, please contact us today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee until we successfully resolve your case.
Because the law firm of Carabin & Shaw is representing you, the opposing insurance company no longer looks at your case in terms of who can be bought off or forced into silence. They know we cannot be dissuaded from our pursuit of justice and our goal of making cities all across south Texas safer for everyone. This alone dramatically increases the amount of compensation they will offer you, since they recognize our law firm will hold them to a more than fair amount. Only once we have won, we will take a certain percentage of the settlement or award to cover our expenses – the rest is to provide for the wellbeing of you and your family.
If you have any questions or concerns, or even if you are unsure if a recent injury of yours falls under product liability, call our product liability lawyer serving San Antonio today. We can be reached, day or night, at 210-222-2288, or toll-free at 1-800-862-1260.