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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Defective products refer to goods that pose hazards due to flaws in design, manufacturing, or inadequate warnings. From malfunctioning electronics to contaminated food items, these products can cause injuries ranging from minor cuts to life-altering disabilities. In Texas, product liability laws hold manufacturers, distributors, and sellers accountable for the harm caused by their products. Whether it’s a defective automobile part or a dangerous household good, victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that every individual deserves fair treatment under the law, regardless of their citizenship status or documentation. Many immigrants fear pursuing legal action due to concerns about their immigration status or fears of deportation. However, Texas law protects the rights of all residents, ensuring that justice is accessible to everyone. We are committed to empowering our clients and providing them with the support and representation they need to pursue rightful compensation and hold negligent parties accountable.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Defective Product Incidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

If you receive a call from an insurance adjuster after a defective product incident, you must be cautious. The insurance agent may seem friendly, compassionate, and even concerned about your health, but their sole goal is to protect their company’s interests, not yours. They may offer quick settlements that seem generous at first glance, but these often fall short of covering your true damages and future expenses.

Insurance companies may downplay the severity of your injuries or shift blame to minimize their payout. They might pressure you to sign documents or provide statements that could harm your case later on. Remember, you have the right to seek legal counsel and negotiate for fair compensation. Our firm is here to guide you through the process, ensuring your rights are protected and that you receive the full compensation you deserve.

How to File a Claim for a Defective Product:

  • Keep records of the product purchase, packaging, receipts, and any communication with the seller or manufacturer.
  • Do not alter or dispose of the defective product or any related items, as they may serve as crucial evidence in your case.
  • Even if injuries seem minor, get evaluated by a healthcare professional to document any harm caused by the defective product.
  • Consult with an attorney experienced in product liability cases, such as those at Paxton Law Firm, to understand your legal rights and options.
  • Inform the seller or manufacturer of the defect in writing, providing details and requesting a remedy.
  • Stay organized, respond promptly to inquiries, and cooperate with your attorney to build a strong case.
  • Refrain from discussing the details of your case with anyone other than your lawyer, to prevent potential harm to your claim.

Types of Damages Caused by Defective Products:

  • Physical injuries such as cuts, burns, fractures, or internal injuries
  • Medical expenses for treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing care
  • Lost wages due to inability to work during recovery or permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Property damage caused by defective products, such as fires or floods
  • Loss of consortium or companionship for affected family members
  • Reduced quality of life due to disability or impairment
  • Legal fees and court costs incurred in pursuing compensation
  • Wrongful death damages for families who have lost loved ones due to defective products

Defective Products FAQs

Who can be held liable for a defective product?

Various parties can be held liable for a defective product, including the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, and even the designer or assembler. Liability depends on the specific circumstances of the case, such as who was responsible for the defect and how it occurred.

How long do I have to file a claim for a defective product?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a product liability claim is typically two years from the date of injury or discovery of the defect. However, it’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines that could affect your case.

Can I still file a claim if the product has been recalled?

Yes, you can still file a claim for injuries caused by a recalled product. A product recall does not absolve the manufacturer or other parties of liability for injuries resulting from defects. In fact, a recall may strengthen your case by providing evidence of the defect’s existence.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is committed to upholding the principles of justice and truth, ensuring that every client receives the dedicated representation they deserve. We thoroughly investigate each case, advocate for fair compensation for every client, and negotiate with insurance companies and negligent parties to ensure our clients’ rights are protected. If you’ve been harmed by a defective product or suffered an injury due to negligence, let us help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve — schedule your free consultation today.

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