Injured by a Defective Product? How You Can Be Compensated
Even though we buy and use products to make our lives easier and better, the things we buy don’t always work the way that they’re supposed to work. If you’re hurt because of a product, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Compensation for injuries from a defective product is called product liability.
A product may be defective for any of these reasons:
- Manufacturing defect – A defect in the process of making the product
- Defective design – A poorly designed product that causes injuries
- Failure to warn – Occurs when a product doesn’t come with adequate instructions or warnings
The injured victim generally doesn’t have to prove that the company acted negligently when they made the defective product. It’s the company that’s responsible for making their products in a safe way. When they make products that hurt people, the law agrees that it’s fair to hold them accountable without requiring the victim to show that the company acted negligently.
What can you recover?
When you’re hurt because of a defective product, an experienced Houston defective product attorney can help you explore the types of damages that may be appropriate. Medical bills are one category of damages. However, emotional suffering is another type of loss that you may deserve financial compensation for. Lost wages and lost earning capacity are other areas where you can recover if you’re unable to work for a period of time because of your injuries. Your Houston personal injury attorney can help you determine all of the damages that may be appropriate in your case.
How can I bring my claim?
A personal injury attorney in Houston can help you prepare your case and file it in the appropriate court. Your first legal documents announce your case and state your demand for recovery. After you file your case, you have the chance to formally build your claim and negotiate a settlement with the responsible manufacturer.
If you’re hurt due to a defective product, contact the team at the Law Office of D’Ann Hinkle to talk about your case.