What to Do if You’ve Been Injured by a Defective Product

by Terry Bryant

Britax Stroller -- Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Britax Stroller — Partial Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Each year, more hundreds of thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective consumer products. These run the gamut from infant swings and strollers to vehicles to things like toasters with faulty wiring. You should be able to count on the products you buy in this country being safe for you and your family. However, mistakes and do happen.

Types of consumer product defects

Not all product defects are alike. There several types of product defects.

  • Faulty design— Sometimes the product is designed poorly, such as when a key safety feature is excluded from the plans.
  • Manufacturing defect— A well-designed product can become defective due to poor workmanship or using sub-standard or unsafe materials when it is manufactured.
  • Improper or missing labels and/or instructions— Products without adequate instructions and/or labels can also be considered defective.

What to do if a defective product causes an injury in Houston

If you or someone you care about has been injured as a result of a defective product, you need someone familiar with such cases to provide guidance, thoroughly investigate to identify any potential negligent parties, and secure the necessary evidence to name a few things.  The consequences are too important to rely on the compassion of the manufacturer and their insurance company. At best, these parties have mixed loyalties.

Terry Bryant is an experienced Houston trial lawyer specializing in personal injury cases involving defective products and can help you obtain the help you and your family deserve.