San Antonio Product Liability Lawyers

Product Liability Attorneys in San Antonio

As consumers, we rely on the products we use every day — from over-the-counter or prescribed medication to the cars we drive — to work properly. We assume, even trust, these products are safe and will make our lives easier, not bring us harm.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Defective products can cause severe, even life-changing, injuries. Far too often, they are fatal.

If you’re injured by a defective product, you don’t have to cope alone. Our product liability lawyers in San Antonio can help you hold the responsible party accountable and secure the compensation you deserve.

How Our San Antonio Product Liability Attorneys Protect Your Rights

Led by Dr. Louis “Doc” Patino, Patino Law Firm has helped clients in San Antonio and the surrounding areas seek justice for injuries caused by defective products.

Dr. Patino’s background as a U.S. Army Combat Medic, combined with 20 years of experience treating patients as a chiropractor, gives him a unique understanding of severe injuries and the long-term damage they cause.

Now, as a personal injury lawyer, Doc — with the help of his team — is dedicated to helping those who are injured through no fault of their own.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so you can find out if you have a product liability claim, how much you might be entitled to, and your next steps.

And, if you decide to go ahead, you’ll only ever pay legal fees if we win your case.

Pop into our office at 13974 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217 or Alamo Towers, 901 NE 410 Loop #700, San Antonio, TX 78209, call us at 855-LAW-NINJA, or send a message. If you can’t get to one of our offices, let us know — we can come to you.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability is a rule that states manufacturers and sellers have a duty to ensure the products they create or sell are safe. These safety standards protect consumers from defects that could bring potentially dangerous or life-threatening harm. If a seller or manufacturer fails to do this and a defect causes injury, they can be held legally responsible.

In a traditional personal injury claim, you must show that the responsible party was willfully negligent. One example is a driver deciding to drink or take drugs behind the wheel, knowing full well the harm it could cause.

This isn’t the case with product liability claims, but that doesn’t mean these claims are necessarily easier to prove.

To recover compensation in a product liability claim, you must show the following:

  • The product was defective
  • The product defect was “unreasonably dangerous”
  • The defect caused an injury while you were using the product as intended
  • You haven’t 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 can prove the manufacturer or seller breached a warranty (express or implied).

What Injuries Do Product Defects Cause?

Product defects can cause all manner of injuries, from broken bones to brain or spinal cord injuries. At Patino Law Firm, we represent clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one.

Catastrophic injuries are those that have a significant or life-changing impact, such as spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia, injuries causing ongoing and permanent neurological problems, such as a traumatic brain injury, and injuries that require amputation.

Our San Antonio product liability attorneys help individuals file product liability and wrongful death lawsuits to secure compensation. This can often be significant, as these claims typically result in ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation and limit income potential. It’s not uncommon for people with catastrophic injuries to be unable to work again.

Injuries Do Product Defects Cause

What Are the Three Types of Product Defects?

There are three main types of product defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn defects.

Design Defects

A design defect occurs when a product’s design is inherently flawed or dangerous. This type of defect can affect an entire production line, as even if the product is manufactured correctly, the defect is still present. Common examples of design defects include toys with small parts that present a choking hazard, a defective fan guard that allows fingers to become easily trapped, or a blade guard on a power tool that doesn’t adequately protect the user.

Manufacturing Defects

These occur when a product has a safe design, but a mistake during the creation or assembly process introduces the defect. Depending on the product and how it is produced, a manufacturing defect can affect just a few products or a massive production run.

An example of a manufacturing defect is food or medication being contaminated due to errors in packaging.

Failure to Warn Defects

Many products are dangerous, even if we use them as instructed. Products like hedge trimmers, drills, saws, and medication can cause severe harm if misused. Even a flat iron can cause painful burns.

While common sense should prevail in most cases, it’s not a legal defense, so products should always be accompanied by instructions and warnings educating consumers about proper use.

If they don’t, and a catastrophic injury results, our product liability lawyers in San Antonio may be able to help you recover compensation.

Contact Our San Antonio Product Liability Lawyers Today

Our product liability attorneys in San Antonio can determine whether you have a claim, as well as gather evidence to prove the defect exists and that the manufacturer or seller is liable.

We will fight to negotiate the maximum possible payout and aren’t afraid to take your claim to court if you have a strong case and are entitled to more.

Get in touch with the San Antonio Law Ninja today by calling 855-LAW-NINJA or filling in our contact form. We’re available 24/7.

Contact Our San Antonio Product Liability Lawyers Today

Our product liability attorneys in San Antonio can determine whether you have a claim, as well as gather evidence to prove the defect exists and that the manufacturer or seller is liable.

We will fight to negotiate the maximum possible payout and aren’t afraid to take your claim to court if you have a strong case and are entitled to more.

Get in touch with the San Antonio Law Ninja today by calling 855-LAW-NINJA or filling in our contact form. We’re available 24/7.

Frequently Asked Questions Our San Antonio Product Defect Attorneys Receive

At the Patino Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid if we win your case. You won’t have to pay anything upfront, and you won’t owe us anything if we don’t recover compensation for you.

The statute of limitations for product liability claims in Texas is two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. However, the sooner you act, the sooner your attorney can begin to gather evidence to support your claim.

You can recover several types of damages in a product liability claim, which include the following:

  • Medical expenses: These include surgery, hospitalization, medication, and physical therapy or aids.
  • Lost wages: Catastrophic injuries often result in victims being unable to work for years or even ever again. You’re also entitled to claim future losses as part of your claim.
  • Emotional anguish: This refers to the psychological impact of an injury, such as when injuries caused by a product defect result in depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Pain and suffering: This refers to the physical and emotional injuries product defect accident victims often suffer. An example might be experiencing chronic headaches (physical) and insomnia, as well as frustration (emotional) after a traumatic brain injury.
  • Loss of consortium or companionship: These damages compensate spouses, domestic partners, parents, and children for the loss of companionship and affection of their loved one. This type of damages often applies in wrongful death cases, but you do not need to lose your loved one to recover this compensation. If your relationship with your loved one has irrevocably changed because of their injury — such as if they cannot communicate with you or you become their carer — you may be able to claim.

You can use our personal injury calculator to estimate how much you might receive in compensation. However, our product liability attorneys can give you a more accurate estimate based on the facts of your case.

Some products are naturally more dangerous or prone to error than others. These can include the following:

  • Pharmaceuticals, such as medication that becomes contaminated due to a lack of leak testing, or drugs that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but later found to be dangerous.
  • Defective tools, such as saws, fans, drills, nail guns, angle grinders, and other power tools, can cause life-changing or even fatal injuries.
  • Toxic food products or containers.
  • Dangerous children’s products or toys that are a choking hazard, imbalanced (such that a heavy object might tip over and crush a child), or have sharp edges.
  • Car parts such as brakes and airbags are commonly defective — millions of recalls happen across the country every year.

If a product defect has caused you or a loved one catastrophic injuries, you could be entitled to significant compensation. Our personal injury lawyers in San Antonio can help you get the settlement you deserve.

Our Product Liability Attorneys in San Antonio

Dr. Louis Patino’s background as a U.S. Army Combat Medic and chiropractor provides him with a unique perspective and experience not many other attorneys can boast. This helps him explain the realities of living with a catastrophic injury to his clients as well as secure the compensation that will support them financially.

While he knows that no amount of money will likely ever fully compensate them for the pain and suffering they’ve endured and the symptoms they might continue to experience for the rest of their lives, it can give them the support they need as they adapt to life with their injury.

If you’ve suffered an injury due to a product defect in San Antonio, McAllen, Uvalde, Converse, or anywhere else in Texas, you may be entitled to significant compensation that can support you as you rebuild your life.

To book a free, no-obligation appointment with our team, call 855-LAW-NINJA, contact us online, or pop into our office.

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