Dallas Product Liability Attorneys
Our Product Liability Firm Keeps Manufacturers Accountable & Honest
It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do for work, you probably use hundreds of consumer products every single day. You drive your car to work, put on a helmet before entering a construction site, or buckle your child into their car seat. You rely on each of these products to work properly. Unfortunately, a poor design or defect in the manufacturing process can cause an otherwise trusted product to malfunction and harm you or someone you love. A product that’s advertised for an unsafe use or that does not include proper instructions or warnings could also cause serious injury.
If you were injured by a defective product, it will take a powerful advocate to stand up for your rights. Manufacturers, retailers, and their insurance companies are large corporations with considerable resources—and teams of attorneys—to counteract consumers’ product liability claims.
At Arnold & Itkin, our Dallas product liability lawyers have a reputation for standing up against the biggest companies in the country and world and securing unmatched settlements and verdicts for our clients. In fact, our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for the injured. We take on product liability lawsuits in Dallas, Fort Worth, and nationwide.
To find out how we can help you, call (888) 493-1629 for your free, private consultation. We can answer your questions and put you on the path to recovery.
Types of Product Defects
Any product can have a defect that makes it unsafe for consumer use. This includes:
- Home appliances
- Children’s toys
- Medical devices
- Motor vehicle parts
- Recreational products
- Office equipment
- Child safety products
- Power tools
- Construction equipment
- Heavy machinery
- Offshore equipment
- Sports equipment
Defects are typically divided into three categories:
- Design defects, which affect the overall safety or workability of a product due to its design. In this situation, the product may be manufactured according to specifications but it will still be unsafe because the design is faulty. An example is the 2012 Bumbo seat recall. These molded seats were used to help babies sit up by themselves, but they were missing an important feature: a safety belt. The original design did not include a belt, and the company had to offer a free fix in a recall that affected over 4 million seats.
- Manufacturing defects, which occur during the production process. The product may have been designed correctly, but a defect during manufacturing has rendered it unsafe for use. Using the Bumbo example above, what if the seat had been designed with a safety belt and yet a certain batch of seats was manufactured where the belt was not firmly attached on one side, causing it to come loose while an infant was inside? This would be an example of a manufacturing defect.
- Failure to warn/marketing defects, which are not problems with the product itself but rather the way it is marketed, the instructions for use, or the warning label (or lack of warning label). This makes it unsafe for consumers to use. As a matter of fact, Bumbo had a recall of this kind in 2007, before the safety belt issue. This recall affected 1 million seats after reports of serious head injuries when infants fell out of the seats after they were placed on chairs, tables, or other high surfaces. Bumbo had to issue a recall that included a warning label and additional instructions for use, warning parents and caregivers not to place the seats on elevated surfaces.
Product Liability FAQ
Who Is Liable for Dangerous Products?
Every product liability case is different. Often, manufacturers are responsible for making faulty products. However, it might take an extensive investigation to determine who is responsible for a dangerous product. For example, manufacturers might have issued a recall for a product, but retailers might have failed to listen to it, making them at fault for injuries consumers have suffered as a result.
What Do Dallas Product Liability Lawyers Do?
We focus on demanding accountability from the people and companies who failed to design, manufacture, or recall a defective product. Often, this means securing compensation for the medical bills, lost wages, pain, emotional suffering, and any other hardship a faulty product can trigger.
We also help families struggling after losing a loved one because of a deadly product. Our Dallas wrongful death lawyers can hold companies accountable for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost income, and other hardships caused by the sudden death of a family member.
Are All Product Liability Cases Class Action Lawsuits?
No, not all product liability cases are class actions. A class action lawsuit is best when a product has harmed many people but hasn’t caused each of them to sustain serious financial damages. When these people join a class action, it enables them to recover damages that would’ve been difficult or impossible to secure on their own. Filing individually is best when a faulty product has caused a person to sustain serious life-changing injuries or has forced them to incur significant debt.
Finding out if you should file your case as a class action or individually is simple when you call our Dallas product liability lawyers at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.
Injured by a Defective Product? Call Our Dallas Office!
If a defective product caused you harm or claimed the life of someone you love, work with a team of proven trial lawyers. We offer a free consultation to talk to you about your case. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered and to find out if you should move forward with a lawsuit. From there, if you work with our Dallas product liability law firm, we’ll pay all upfront costs, help you get the care you need, and only accept legal fees if we win. You pay nothing unless there’s a recovery on your behalf.
When companies don't produce safe products, they should be held accountable for harming consumers. Call (888) 493-1629 for a consultation with a Dallas injury firm that demands answers, fights for results, and is never satisfied with anything but the best recovery for clients.