Austin Product Injury Lawyers
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When you purchase a product, you expect it to work. From laptops to cars to children’s toys, it’s important that products are safe and function as intended. However, when products are defective, they can leave victims with serious injuries, medical expenses, and property damage.
The personal injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group have experience helping victims get the compensation they deserve. If you were injured because of a defective product, call us today at (800)-863-5312 for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Types of Defective product injury cases our injury attorneys Handle
Defective products of any kind can injure you and your loved ones, and injuries from defective products can happen in a variety of situations—from the workplace to home to a car accident. Some of the product injury cases our injury lawyers handle have involved defective products in these categories:
- AmazonBasics products
- Children’s toys
- Garage doors
- Home improvement tools
- Industrial machinery
- Lawn equipment
- Seat belts
Common Defective product Injuries our personal injury lawyers have seen
Defective product injury can range from small shocks to serious chemical burns. When a product is designed or manufactured with a defect, users can be injured in a number of ways. Some of the most common defective product injuries our injury attorneys in Austin have handled include:
Broken bones may occur when defective product safety measures fail to work. For example, when an airbag is defectively manufactured, car crash victims may break arms or other limbs.
Chemical burns are caused by strong acids or detergents coming into contact with your skin. In several cases, victims have suffered from chemical burns after defective laptop batteries burned their skin.
Electrical burns occur from an electrical current. When products are incorrectly designed or safety measures fail to work, victims may receive an electrical shock and suffer from electrical burns.
Scarring and Disfigurement
In some cases, burns, deep lacerations, and other defective product injuries may result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. This can leave victims with serious physical and emotional distress and pain.
When a defective product catches fire, it may quickly begin to smoke and spread to other areas of a property. This puts victims at risk for smoke inhalation, which may damage their lungs.
Thermal burns are caused when the skin comes into contact with hot metals, scaling liquids, steam, and flames. If a defective product overheats or sparks, it may start a fire and leave victims with thermal burns.
When a product is defective, a victim may suffer from serious or permanent vision loss. This could include defective heavy machinery that injures workers.
what to do after a defective product injury
After a defective product injury, you may feel uncertain about what to do next. Your medical expenses, recovering from your injuries, and damaged property may all feel overwhelming. The steps below outline the actions you should take following a product injury to help ensure you not only recover better medically but also receive the compensation for your injuries and losses that you deserve.
1. Seek Medical Attention
The most important thing to do after sustaining an injury is to promptly seek medical attention, especially if the injury is serious. In mild cases, you may not feel as though you need medical attention; however, it is always a good idea to be checked by a doctor to detect any injuries that you may have incurred after a defective product injury. You should also pay attention to any signs and symptoms that occur in the days following the accident, as they may not be immediately noticeable and worsen as time passes.
2. Document the Accident
One of the most important steps you can take is to document the accident. This means keeping and maintaining an organized file that contains important pieces of information related to the accident and injury. This may include documentation such as:
- Photos of your injuries
- Photos of the defective product
- Photos of any damage to your property, such as burn marks or charred material
- Purchase receipts
- Copies of the accident report or formal complaint
- Copies of witness statements, if anyone saw your accident occur
- Hospital and medical bills
Keeping track of this information is critical because evidence that the product was defective, along with your injuries, will be critical when it comes time for an injury attorney to establish your case. Documenting the accident and injuries may also make it easier to remember important dates, such as when the accident occurred or when the product was purchased. A Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney can be helpful in this regard, for they helped many clients who forgot details and learned the hard way how important it is to keep documents organized and easily accessible.
3. File a Complaint
After your injury, it is important to alert the seller and inform them that you were injured by their product. This will also help document your attempts to notify the seller that they are selling a potentially defective product.
4. Leave a Review
When possible, leave a review on page where you purchased the product. This may include online retailers such as Amazon or directly on the product manufacturer’s page. This will alert other customers to the potentially dangerous product so they can avoid injury. It will also allow you to keep track of whether the company has removed the product or refuses to do so.
5. Contact an Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling cases involving defective products can be your best ally in the pursuit of recovering compensation for your injuries. There are many reasons why, and just a few of them have to do with the fact that a defective product lawyer can help ensure that victims receive proper medical treatment; they will also investigate the accident, interview witnesses, file a lawsuit on your behalf, and go to trial if necessary. Furthermore, the laws surrounding when to file and what elements must be proven to hold a producer or distributor responsible for your injuries are complicated; a personal injury lawyer near you may be able to help you navigate this process required of claimants in your state.
who may be liable for defective product injuries
A number of parties may be liable for when you are injured by a defective product. A design flaw, lack of warning labels, manufacturing error, or failure to test the product can all contribute to defective product injuries. It is important to determine where in the process the product became defective in order to determine which party is liable for your injuries; a skilled injury lawyer knows how to investigate to find this information. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced in holding parties responsible for your injuries.
Some of the parties that our injury lawyers have found to be liable for the defective product injuries of our clients include:
A design flaw increases the chances of being injured by a defective product; examples of this include a gun safety that still allows a gun to be fired or hardware that causes a laptop to spark. When a designer creates a product that fails to include standard safety measures that prevent injuries, the design may be found to have contributed to your injuries. If this is the case, our personal injury lawyers may be able to sue the designer for your injuries and damages.
When a product is poorly or incorrectly manufactured, it may fail to work as intended; for example, if a seat belt is manufactured incorrectly, it may become unlatched, unattached, and fail to work during an accident. If the product is not tested for safety, a manufacturing error that could have been corrected may be unaddressed. If a manufacturing defect contributed to your injuries, you need a personal injury attorney, for an injury attorney will be able to investigate thoroughly and may be able to sue the manufacturer for your injuries.
Under Texas law, a product may also be considered defective if manufacturers fail to provide a safety warning or instructions about how to use a product. For example, if you have a power saw that will cause serious injuries if your hand is placed in the wrong position, the manufacturer will likely need to include both a safety warning and instructions on how to properly use the saw. Injury attorneys in Texas know Texas law, and our personal injury attorneys will work to hold manufacturer’s liable for the injuries they have caused to our Austin clients.
What Compensation Can I Seek After a Defective Product Injury?
After a defective product injury, an injury attorney can help you seek compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Time taken off of work due to injuries
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Damage to your property
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
If you were injured in a defective product accident and want to file a lawsuit against the other party, you need to be aware of the time limits, or statutes of limitations, that are in place. In Texas, you have two years after your accident to file a claim for your injuries; you may be able to file on time without the help of an injury lawyer. However, there are exceptions to the time limits, so it is best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to help you navigate the filing timeline and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact a product injury lawyer in Austin today
At Zinda Law Group, our injury lawyers have helped victims get the compensation they deserved after suffering an injury. Our personal injury attorneys have experience holding manufacturers and distributors accountable for dangerous and defective products. Zinda Law Group injury attorneys also understand the serious injuries defective products can cause, and will work to pursue compensation for our clients that includes hospital bills, property damage, and much more.
Our personal injury lawyers are compassionate and believe that victims injured by defective products should never have to worry about being able to afford the legal representation of a good injury lawyer. That is why our injury attorneys offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay our injury lawyers nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
If you have been injured by a defective product, call Zinda Law Group at (800)-863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced defective product attorneys.
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