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Houston Product Liability Lawyer

Houston Consumer Product Defect Lawyer

Once a product reaches the shelves, we generally expect that it is safe for use; unfortunately, this is not always the case. Defects in design or manufacturing can result in injury or death to unknowing consumers. The most tragic examples involve children’s toys containing a fatal flaw causing irreparable harm. At Criaco & Samperi, we have helped injury victims obtain favorable outcomes in their cases for over a decade. We are experienced Houston product liability lawyers that know Texas law and will not rest until negligent manufacturers are held accountable for their wrongdoing. Contact our office today to speak directly with an attorney.  

Product Liability Laws in Texas

When a defective product causes personal injury or death to a consumer, a product liability case may be brought against a liable manufacturer or seller. In many cases, a seller may be indemnified against liability. However, there are instances where both parties may be held responsible for damages caused by a defective product. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 82.002, a manufacturer must indemnify and hold harmless a seller except for losses that result from the seller’s:
  • Negligence;
  • Intentional misconduct; or
  • Act or omission for which the seller is independently liable 

Seller Liability in Texas

Under certain conditions, sellers are indemnified and thus not held liable for a design or manufacturing defect. In addition to the reasons listed above, they may also be held responsible if it can be shown that:
  • They were involved in the design of the product.
  • They altered or modified the product, and that alteration caused the injury.
  • They installed the product or had it installed, and the harm resulted from the installation.
  • They exercised “substantial control over the content of a warning or instruction which was inadequate and the harm resulted from the inadequacy of the warning.
Sellers may also be held liable for making incorrect representations that ultimately resulted in an injury to a consumer.  

Determining Liability in a Defective Products Case

Liability in defective product cases can be complex. Your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries is by retaining an experienced Houston product liability lawyer. Without the help of a knowledgeable attorney, you may not receive the maximum recovery available in your case. At Criaco & Samperi, we are seasoned trial lawyers. We know what it takes to win cases and will not rest until we get you the best possible outcome in your case. If you have been hurt by a defective product, contact our office for a free consultation.  

Accepting a Settlement in a Product Liability Case

If you are injured by a defective product, you may be contacted by a representative from the manufacturer. Depending on your injuries, they may entice you with an early settlement offer. Early settlement offers rarely reflect the true extent of your injuries and may not take into account future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, or your pain and suffering. You should never accept a settlement offer without discussing your case with a Houston consumer product defect lawyer. In many cases, you may unknowingly agree to substantially less than your case is worth. Before signing anything related to your case, always consult an attorney about your rights to recovery.  

Getting the Maximum Compensation

It can take years for a regulatory agency to recall an unsafe product. Consumers may remain unaware of how dangerous a product is until they are injured because of a design or manufacturing defect. Proving liability in a defective product case can be difficult if it has not been recalled or had prior complaints made public. In order to get the maximum recovery in your case, it may take testimony from an engineer or other industry expert to determine the cause of your injury. Our legal team includes a network of experts that can testify about design and manufacturing defects that may have caused you harm.  

Contact Criaco & Samperi Today

If you were injured by an unsafe product, contact our office immediately. We can come to you to discuss your legal options. It is essential to contact us as soon as possible so that we can preserve your right to recovery. Contact our office to speak directly with a knowledgeable Houston product liability lawyer. You deserve an attorney who will give you the upfront, honest legal advice you need to make informed decisions.

Contact our office at 346-312-0080 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.

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