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San Antonio Product Liability Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you need to find an attorney you can trust to handle your case while you recover. At the Villarreal & Begum Law Firm in San Antonio, you can count on having a team with years of experience on your side. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

  • We are a full-service, Texas law firm that focuses exclusively on personal injury cases. This means that we have specialized knowledge gained through years of experience, giving us an advantage over firms who practice in all different areas of law.
  • Our product liability attorneys are dedicated to giving your case undivided attention. We will listen to each situation carefully and form a comprehensive case strategy catered to meet your needs.
  • We have the resources of a larger firm and are able to pursue compensation from any defendant, regardless of their size.
  • You will not have to worry about paying any legal fees until we secure the compensation you are entitled to through a favorable verdict or settlement.

Do you need an attorney for a defective product case?

Product liability cases can become incredibly complex, particularly because there are so many parties involved. This can include large companies, manufacturers, insurance carriers, and legal teams. Your San Antonio product liability attorney will be responsible for handling all aspects of your case. They will have the resources and experience needed to take on any opponent and will:

  • Obtain all evidence related to the case through a thorough investigation. This will include your medical records, history of the product, internal company documents related to the product, and more.
  • Ensure that you are evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can assess your injuries and determine your total medical costs.
  • Negotiate with all parties involved to obtain a settlement that covers all of your expenses.

Texas Product Liability Law

Enforcement of manufacturers’ legal accountability to consumers helps make products safer and better for all of us. With the influx of questionable products from Chinese manufacturers, the difficulty and complexity of product liability lawsuits have grown. Merely finding and serving papers upon the Chinese manufacturer of a product purchased at Wal-Mart is quite difficult.

Texas law stipulates a manufacturer may be liable for injury or death caused by a dangerous product under three separate legal theories.

Negligent Design, Production, and Sale

A manufacturer may be liable for injury or death caused by failure to exercise ordinary care in any of several ways, including the following:

  • Negligent design.
  • Failure to adequately test and inspect.
  • Failure to provide adequate instructions, warnings, and labels.
  • Failure to issue an adequate recall notice.
  • Strict Liability. If a product is defective, the manufacturer may be held liable for resulting injury or damage, even without proof of negligence.

How often do products become defective?

Destructive products end up in the hands of consumers all the time in the United States. The government website that keeps track of current recalls shows us that there are currently hundreds of recalled products. At any given time throughout the year, dangerous products are continually recalled.

Defective products can cause serious injuries and affect every industry, including:

  • Toys
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical devices
  • Tools
  • Foods
  • Beverages
  • Electronics
  • Vehicles
  • Auto parts
  • Appliances
  • …and more

What is the maximum compensation for a defective product case?

There is no set amount of money that a person will receive after they are injured due to a defective product. Each case is different, and factors such as the severity of the injury, whether there is a disability or not, and time away from work can all affect how much a final settlement will be. It is not uncommon for our San Antonio product liability lawyers to help clients recover the following:

  • Coverage of medical bills and expenses related to the product injury
  • Recovery of lost wages if they cannot work while they recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the company or manufacturer

It is important to understand that there is a two-year statute of limitations in place for these cases. This means that a defective product injury victim has two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit to recover damages.

Contact a San Antonio Dangerous Product Lawyer

The Villarreal & Begum Law Firm is ready to help. Call today for a free consultation and evaluation of your product liability claim.