Nueces County Product Liability Attorneys for Victims Injured by Dangerous Products and Defective Auto Parts

People use multiple types of products on a daily basis, and they trust that the manufacturers of these products have taken the necessary measures to protect their health and safety. Unfortunately, defective or dangerous products are often made available to the public, and they can cause multiple types of serious injuries. Victims who have been injured by defective products may be able to take legal action to pursue financial compensation for the damages they have suffered, including the costs of their medical treatment, the income they have lost due to their injuries, and the pain and suffering they have experienced.

Victims of injuries that were caused by defective products will want to secure representation from a personal injury attorney who can help them determine their options for pursuing compensation. The Edwards Law Firm provides legal help to those who have been harmed by these types of products, and we work to ensure that they will be fully compensated for their injuries. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience. With our strong understanding of product liability laws and our record of success obtaining compensation for our clients, we can help injury victims take the correct steps to achieve justice.

Legal Help With Multiple Types of Defective Products

When a person is injured by a product that was defective, they may seek compensation from the product's manufacturer or a distributor or retailer that knowingly allowed a dangerous product to be sold or delivered. Product liability cases may address design defects in which inherent issues with a product made it inherently dangerous or manufacturing defects in which problems during the manufacturing process caused a product to be unsafe. A victim may also pursue compensation for injuries that occurred because a manufacturer or retailer did not provide warnings about the risks of using a product or the proper instructions for how to use a product safely.

We assist with product liability cases involving issues such as:

  • Defective airbags - While airbags are meant to provide protection to drivers and passengers in car accidents, they can cause serious injuries if they do not operate correctly, including when they explode or fail to deploy.
  • Defective brakes - The failure of brakes can cause a driver to be unable to avoid a collision, resulting in serious injuries to themselves, their passengers, and people in other vehicles.
  • Defective tires - If a vehicle's tires are designed defectively or have not been installed correctly, they may not provide the proper traction, or they may explode, leading to rollover accidents or other types of collisions.
  • Defective children's products - Toys, cribs, changing tables, high chairs, baby products, and other items that are defective or dangerous can cause serious or permanent injuries to children.
  • Defective home appliances and electronics - Faulty wiring in items such as refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, air conditioners, furnaces, or electronic devices can lead to electrocution injuries or fires.
  • Defective construction tools and equipment - The failure of tools or equipment used on construction sites, such as ladders, power tools, or heavy machinery, can lead to workplace injuries.
  • Defective maritime equipment and machinery - Workers on boats, longshoremen, and those who work at docks or shipyards may suffer maritime injuries due to problems with equipment.


Why Is My Car Accident Case Based on Products Liability?

Answer: Defective car parts are often responsible for motor vehicle crashes. If your car accident case involves products liability law, it is probably because your crash was caused by a mechanical failure due to a malfunctioning component. Tires that come apart at the seams, brakes that were installed incorrectly, or airbags that deploy at the wrong time could all lead to accidents or injuries. In these cases, the party responsible for the detective car part may be liable.

What Defective Car Parts Commonly Cause Accidents?

Answer: The vehicle components most commonly responsible for crashes include brakes that fail, tires that blow out, steering systems that lock up, accelerators that will not deactivate, and ignition systems that turn the car off unpredictably. Defective airbags that explode or fail to deploy are also responsible for a large number of injuries.

What Are the Different Types of Product Defects?

Answer: There are three categories of product defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to provide adequate warnings. A design defect means that the design of the product was flawed, and that flaw caused a person’s injuries. A manufacturing defects means that the product’s design was safe, but the party who built the product made a dangerous mistake that caused the product to fail when it was used correctly. Failure to warn means that the product was missing a warning label or other instructions that would have enabled consumers to use the product safely.

What if I Am Injured by Defective Equipment at Work?

Answer: If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, then you may be able to recover compensation for any injuries that occurred while you were working. However, if your employer is a non-subscriber, then you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer or against the party responsible for the defect that led to your injury.

What Do I Need to Prove in a Products Liability Case?

Answer: The main thing you will need to prove is that the product that injured you was unreasonably unsafe for consumers. You will also need to show that the defect that made the product dangerous was the cause of your injuries.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Products Liability Case?

Answer: You can recover a wide variety of compensable costs after being injured by a defective product. These include any medical expenses, including your initial ER or urgent care visit, physical therapy and follow-up appointments, and the cost of home health services. If you work, you can recover lost wages, including any lost future wages if your injuries are so severe that they have affected your ability to return to your job. You may also be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering.

If My Child Was Injured by a Toy or Other Product Meant for Kids, Can I Recover Compensation for Them?

Answer: Dangerous defects in children’s toys are all too common. Sellers are held to a higher standard when they are making a product for children. Children’s products must be designed with extra safety concerns in mind. Defects like small pieces that a child can choke on, sharp edges, flammable materials, and electric shock hazards can easily injure a young child. As a parent, you can initiate a products liability lawsuit on your child’s behalf.

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit, and Why Are They Common in Products Liability Cases?

Answer: When a dangerous product is released into the marketplace, odds are, more than one person is going to be harmed by it before a recall is initiated. If multiple people are injured in the same way by the same product, it may make more sense for the victims to sue the company together as opposed to each filing their own individual lawsuit. These joint lawsuits are called class action lawsuits.

Contact Our Corpus Christi Defective Product Injury Attorneys

Our attorneys can help you take legal action against the manufacturer of a defective product or any other party that was responsible for your injuries. We will work to gather the necessary evidence to establish liability, and we will fight to make sure you will be fully compensated for your damages. Contact us and schedule a free consultation by calling 361-320-6752. We assist with product liability cases in Nueces County, Portland, Robstown, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Port Aransas, Alice, Aransas Pass, and Rockport.

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