McAllen Product Liability Lawyers
When you purchase a product, from medication to the car you drive or a household appliance, you expect it to work as it’s supposed to.
What you don’t expect is that it ends up hurting you or your loved ones, but that’s a reality many people in McAllen face, with hundreds of potentially hazardous products being released to the public every year.
A defective product can cause harm ranging from broken bones to permanent physical disfigurement, and you may be entitled to claim compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, ongoing rehabilitation needs, and more.
Can You Sue for Product Liability?
Under the Texas Product Liability Act, a strict product liability law, manufacturers are responsible for any harm their products cause — regardless of whether they were negligent, careless, or otherwise at fault. If a defective product has caused your illness or injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation.
While you don’t have to satisfy the difficult burden of proof that a manufacturer was willfully negligent to successfully sue for product liability, you must prove several elements:
- The product was defective.
- The product defect was “unreasonably dangerous.”
- The defect caused an injury while you were using the product as intended, and you haven’t substantially altered the product in a way that could have caused the defect.
You may also be able to file a product liability claim if you have evidence that the manufacturer was negligent and that this led to the product being defective and causing your injuries or if they breached an implied or explicit warranty.