Houston Product Liability Attorney

Morrow & Sheppard LLP is privileged to represent ordinary people who are needlessly injured by products that are defectively manufactured or designed, or that were sold without the proper warnings or instructions. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.

Injured parties and family members affected by defective products are often entitled to bring “strict liability” claims against the product manufacturers and sellers so speak with a seasoned Houston product liability attorney to learn your available legal options.

Recalls

Many products are so defective that the manufacturer issues a recall. Oftentimes these recalls are not properly noticed or do not reach all buyers or users of the product in time. Most times an injured person and their family members are not barred from holding a manufacturer or seller responsible for a defective product just because a product recall was issued.

One place to look for product recalls is the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. The CPSC is “charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.”

Unfortunately, the CPSC is not sufficiently funded, and many product manufacturers go out of their way to conceal defective products to maximize profits. As a result, many defects are not discovered until someone is injured and brings a lawsuit.

To find out if there have been any recalls related to a product that injured you or a family member, or to begin an investigation into whether there should have been a recall, immediately contact a Houston personal injury lawyer experienced in product liability to discuss the specifics of your case.

Common Vehicle Defects

One of the most common sources of product-related injuries and deaths is the truck and automobile industry.

The litany of defective car and truck designs, manufacturing errors, warnings, and instructions is far too long to list. Some common examples include:

  • Tires and tread
  • Steering systems
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • Brakes
  • Gas and acceleration pedals
  • Floormats
  • Fuel tanks and delivery systems
  • Lighting and signals

Consult a Houston product liability attorney at Morrow & Sheppard LLP to discuss whether a defect may have been responsible for your accident involving a car, truck, or other motor vehicle.

Defective Consumer Products

Devices we use every day often contain defects in manufacturing, warnings, instructions, or design. Under the law, product manufacturers and sellers are often “strictly liable” when one of these defects causes an injury or death.

Again, there are far too many potentially defective consumer products to list. A few examples include:

  • Tools like circular saws, table saws, lawn mowers, nail guns, and drills
  • Electrical devices like surge protectors, extension cords, lamps, space heaters, computers, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, fire and security alarms, and even MP3 players
  • Toys for infants and children
  • Appliances such as ovens, stoves, burners, refrigerators, hot water heaters, washers, dryers, and vacuum cleaners
  • Everyday products like bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, and car seats

Dangerous Building and Construction Materials

The materials that make up the places where we live and work can contain dangerous defects that cause personal injury or death. A few examples include:

  • Insulation containing asbestos or other dangerous chemicals
  • Electrical wiring
  • Plumbing and tubing
  • Antennas and lightning rods

How Can a Houston Product Liability Lawyer Help?

Product liability claims can be complex and most companies keep aggressive legal teams on retainer. Because of this, it’s important for injured consumers to obtain qualified legal representation. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we want to help our clients in the Houston area recover the damages they deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured and believe a dangerous or defective product may be to blame, we can help. Please call our office at (713) 489-1206 for a free, confidential consultation to discuss whether you have a claim related to a dangerous or defective product.

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