What If There Have Been Other Accidents Involving The Same Product

Your personal injury accident involving a particular product might not be the first.

Oftentimes, evidence of other similar accidents is admissible to show that a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous.



References

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. v. Battle, 745 S.W.2d 909 (Houston, Texas First Court of Appeals 1988) (holding person injured when Chevrolet Camaro automobile tire exploded was entitled to bring personal injury/products liability lawsuit against manufacturer for defective tires; judgment was based in part on testimony regarding prior accident involving centrifugal force tire explosion in which passenger of tire explosion case suffered injuries; evidence of prior accident was relevant to show magnitude or risk and conscious indifference in failing to issue warning).

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