What Is Products Liability Law?

Hallmarks of the holiday season include cold weather, spending time with loved ones, and of course, gifts. Whether you purchased or received a gift from someone over the holidays, it is important to be cognizant of the fact that not every product on the marketplace comes as advertised. In some scenarios, that can be a minor disappointment; in others, it can mean serious injury or death.

Products liability law is a type of legal responsibility that manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers may have for the safety of their products. When a person is injured or killed by a defective product, they may be able to pursue compensation from any or all of the above groups. In short, products liability law is an area of law which deals with the responsibility that manufacturers and sellers have to provide safe products.

To succeed in a products liability case, the plaintiff must show that the product was defective and that it caused injury. The plaintiff must prove that the defect or flaw in the design, manufacture, or marketing of the product caused an injury, and that the injury cannot be attributed to other causes. If you have been injured due to the use of a faulty product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  It is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that manufacturers and sellers are held fully accountable. 

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-538-1302 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.