Fort Worth Product Liability Attorney
Have you been injured because of a dangerous or defective product in Fort Worth?
At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, our Fort Worth product liability attorney might be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Why Stephens Law Firm, PLLC Should Be Your First Call After You Get Hurt
The products you buy and use should be safe – end of the story. Every product has its risks, but you shouldn’t have to worry about every little thing that might go wrong. Sadly, companies cut corners to save costs. As a direct result, their products aren’t up to snuff and consumers like you get hurt.
Companies must be held fully accountable for any injuries defects in their products cause. Stephens Law Firm, PLLC will work tirelessly to make that a reality for you.
Fort Worth personal injury lawyer Jason Stephens has been standing up to companies big and small for more than 22 years. Thanks to Jason’s dedication, skill, and vast resources, he’s able to get the results his clients deserve. If you’ve been injured because of a defective product, Jason will be there to fight for you, too.
How? As he navigates your case, he will:
Identify the Defect: What type of defect caused your injury? The answer to this question will set the stage for the rest of your product liability case. It will help Jason determine what type of evidence he’ll need and which arguments will be best suited for success.
Bring in Experts: Jason Stephens is a skilled attorney, but he doesn’t have an exhaustive knowledge of every technical aspect of your case. That’s why he’ll bring in experts and professionals who do. He’ll turn to experts as he investigates your case and as he navigates the valuation process. Expert input will help to strengthen your case and allow him to position himself to secure a substantial award on your behalf.
Level the Playing Field: Companies often have deep pockets. So, when a company is faced with a product liability lawsuit, it’ll dip into its resources and employ a team of attorneys to protect it. These lawyers might try to bury you in paperwork and make things really complicated. You can level the playing field by having an accomplished Fort Worth personal injury attorney on your side. Jason Stephen will handle all communications, negotiate on your behalf, and force the company to take your case seriously.
Tell Your Story to a Jury: Businesses and insurance companies don’t want to go up against Jason Stephens in court. But, that’s what will have to happen if they don’t play ball and offer you a legitimate payout.
Jason knows how devastating an unexpected injury can be. You trusted that the product you used was safe. That trust was violated. So, Jason will work hard to make things right. He wants to make a difference in your life – you just have to give him a call and ask for help.
What is Product Liability?
There’s very little oversight for most products sold in Texas. So, oversight often falls to the companies that design, manufacture, and sell things in the state. In order to make sure that companies take this responsibility seriously, state law allows consumers to sue if they are injured because of a product defect.
Under Texas state product liability laws, companies can be held strictly liable for their products. Strict liability means that consumers don’t have to establish that a company was negligent. Rather, companies are responsible for defects, regardless of the level of care that was used to create it.
The threat of litigation is intended to force companies to ensure that the products they create and sell are completely safe.
Types of Product Liability Claims in Fort Worth, TX
There are three primary types of product liability claims in Texas.
If there’s a problem with the way a product is designed, it will be inherently unsafe. So, companies must go to great lengths to ensure that the design is as safe as it can be – within reason. For example, a power tool might suffer from a defective design if it is intended to be used when exposed to high heat, but it’s designed with plastic that melts easily. The problem can be traced back to the poorly designed product.
How do you prove a design defect? First, you have to determine if there was another way to design the product. If so, would that design allow the product to function in a similar manner and in a way intended by the manufacturer? Would the costs to implement that design be reasonable? If the answers to these questions are yes, then you might have a legitimate design defect case.
If there’s no problem with the way a product is designed, but it is defective, it likely suffers from a manufacturing defect. This means that the product’s blueprints were not followed. Maybe a worker made an error and forgot to include a necessary bolt, or maybe machines used to assemble cars weren’t calibrated, so brakes are not attached correctly.
To prove that a manufacturing defect exists, you’ll have to establish that the product’s design is fine. Next, determine how the product differs from its design. If the design is adequate, the explanation might be that something went wrong during the manufacturing process.
Marketing Defect (Failure to Warn)
So, all products carry risks. However, there are some risks that probably won’t be discovered by consumers through the ordinary use of a product. In those situations, companies have a duty to warn about potential dangers. This is probably why you see so many warnings on products today.
Companies go to great lengths to warn about every possible danger as a way to protect themselves from lawsuits. However, there are instances when companies put profits of consumer safety, and don’t warn about risks. In those cases, when a company fails to warn about a hazard that it knows about or should know about, it can be liable.
Jason Stephens Handles All Product Liability Cases in Fort Worth, Texas
Whether you’ve been injured or have watched your child suffer because of a defective product, Stephens Law Firm, PLLC will be there to help. A Fort Worth personal injury lawyer handles represent clients who have suffered injuries as a result of defective:
- Cars and motor vehicles
- Vehicle safety equipment, including brakes and airbags
- Construction equipment and machinery
- Power tools
- Ladders and scaffolding
- Pharmaceutical and prescription drugs
- Medical devices
- Pesticides and chemicals
- Household products
- Appliances, and more.
Call Stephens Law today to schedule a free initial case assessment. Jason Stephens will gladly discuss your options and help you determine the best course of action.
Defective Products Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
When a product doesn’t work as intended, it can be incredibly dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, millions of Americans suffer injuries because of defective products every year. Thousands of people also die.
At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, Jason Stephens will help you and your family fight to recover substantial compensation for all of your injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Head injuries
- Lost limbs
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death, and more.
Don’t let your injuries stand between you and the legal assistance you deserve. Call Stephens Law Firm, PLLC and set up a time to discuss your case. Home, hospital, and work visits can be arranged.
Compensation May Be Available If You’ve Been Injured By a Defective Product
An unexpected injury can inflict tremendous physical, emotional, and financial injuries. If those injuries were caused by a defective product, you might have a legitimate claim for damages. In Texas, victims who are harmed because of an unsafe product can often recover money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Temporary and/or permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium, and more.
Jason Stephens will work hard to make sure that you get the money you deserve. He’ll work with medical experts who can really help him understand the details and nuances of your injuries. With this information, he can begin to work on crafting strong demands on your behalf.
Call A Fort Worth Product Liability Attorney Today
Once you’ve discovered an injury, you’ll have up to two years to file a product liability lawsuit for damages. So, it’s important to begin working on your case as soon as possible. Don’t delay in calling Stephens Law Firm, PLLC for help after you’ve been hurt. An accomplished Fort Worth product liability lawyer offers a free initial case assessment, so call now.