Products Liability Injuries in Austin
The Central Texas region situated around Austin is known for its diverse manufacturing industry, producing everything from computers to candy bars to cowboy hats.
But the modern supply chain is global, and with so many goods passing through so many places, products are bound to have defects. Unfortunately consumers get injured, sometimes even fatally.
Strict Liability for Defective Products under Texas Law
The people and companies who made or sold a defective product are all in a better position to examine the product for its dangerous condition than consumers. Consumers have less experience with the product and sometimes little chance to examine it.
That is why states like Texas have adopted a legal principle known as strict liability. Strict liability makes companies pay for injuries caused by their product’s defective design or manufacturing.
Strict Liability In Texas Is About Protecting Consumers
The Texas Products Liability law protects purchasers and users of material products (including medicines) by making the product’s manufacturer financially responsible.
All manufacturers of a product that harms a person or property as a result of the product’s defect may be liable. This even includes manufacturers of the product’s parts.
Businesses that place the defective product in the stream of commerce are also responsible. In addition, Texas civil law states that sellers who alter a product in a way that makes it dangerous must pay for injuries caused by that alteration.
Other Theories of Liability for Product Defect Injuries in Texas
There are other legal theories to obtain compensation for injuries from defective products, including negligence and breach of warranty.
But strict liability gives product suppliers and insurers clarity to plan ahead using risk-management strategies like insurance and indemnification, while protecting individual consumers who have no way of knowing that a product is defective.
Strict Liability and Personal Injury Lawsuits Make Products Safer
Texas law recognizes the challenge of preventing injuries caused by defective products.
For example, products are often sold in boxes or packaging. If a seller only sold a defective part and played no part in making it, manufacturers must indemnify the seller against an injured consumer’s lawsuit.
Other products (like dynamite) are inherently unsafe. Under the Texas products liability statute, manufacturers may not be responsible for injuries caused by an inherently unsafe product as long as the consumer receives sufficient warning that the product is unsafe.
But many ordinary products were even less safe before strict liability laws, because negligence and contract laws alone were not doing the job of protecting consumers.
An Austin Products Liability Attorney Can Help Get Compensation For Your Injury
Manufacturers and insurance companies frequently try to deny responsibility or offer lowball settlements that may not even cover a victim’s injuries. But experienced Austin personal injury attorneys like Justinian & Associates know the methods and loopholes they use.
No wonder that studies show that people who are represented by a Texas personal injury attorney obtain much higher compensation for their injuries than those representing themselves.
An Austin Products Liability Attorney with a Record of Success
From small personal injury matters to mass tort litigation involving hundreds of injured consumers, Justinian & Associates has fought for thousands of clients injured by defective vehicles and automotive parts like deficient tires, defective or recalled medical devices, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, hazardous chemicals and consumer goods.
Justinian & Associates has a roster of highly-trained and seasoned personal injury lawyers who will build your case using investigators, advanced technology like computer modeling and testimony from health and engineering experts.
We can demonstrate the exact ways a product was unsafe and injured you, and why the manufacturer, seller or insurance company must compensate your injuries, including repair or replacement, medical bills, missed work or noneconomic damages like physical pain and emotional suffering.
Discussing Your Case Costs Nothing, But Might Mean Everything
Justinian & Associates offers an absolutely free consultation with one of our dedicated staff of attorneys, who will listen to all the details of your case and let you know your options. Because we work on a contingency-fee basis, our pay is contingent upon whether we recover money for you or not. So if we work on your case and fail, you won’t owe a dime.
Every case is unique, with different details, and what matters is how well the plaintiff can present the facts, and explain that the law is on their side. It all starts with a free consultation, available 24/7.
Warriors For The Injured
No amount of money can replace a loved one or reverse a debilitating injury or illness.
But a settlement can help pay for your medical bills, lost wages or damaged property.
If you are suffering from physical or emotional pain as a result of your injuries, compensation from the corporations who made and sold you the defective product can help you get therapeutic support and other assistance needed to cope with the fallout of your injury and trauma.
In addition to recovering financial support for our clients, we also hope to send a message to large corporations.
Sadly, sometimes profits are placed ahead of safety, and by raising public awareness of a dangerous product and forcing manufacturers to clean up their act, the work we do together may just prevent the same tragedy from happening to someone else.
If you have been injured by a defective product in Austin or San Antonio, then call, text or email Justinian & Associates. There is no obligation.