Companies can be strictly liable for injuries and deaths caused by defective products sold in Houston. Our Houston product liability lawyers help injured consumers seek damages for medical bills, lost wages, suffering, and other losses.
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Consumers who suffer injuries or lose family members because of a defective product can take legal action to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. If you’ve been hurt or suffered a devastating loss, the experienced Houston product liability lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm are here to help you fight for the financial accountability you deserve.
Since 2010, our award-winning Texas trial attorneys have gained national recognition for helping injured consumers stand up to powerful corporations. Our client-focused approach has helped us recover over $20 billion in life-changing monetary awards on behalf of clients just like you.
Don’t let a company off the hook for the pain and suffering caused by putting a dangerous product on the market. Call The Lanier Law Firm and have our top-rated legal team fight for you. We offer a free consultation, so reach out to our law office in Houston, Texas, today.
How long will a product liability case take?
It depends. Is liability clear? Is the company willing to accept responsibility? What kind of settlement offers do you receive? Has the product in question caused (or been accused of causing) other similar trauma in the past? Is the product involved in multi-district litigation (MDL)?
These are all factors that can influence how long it takes to resolve your product liability lawsuit.
We know your medical bills are likely adding up and you might be out of work, exacerbating an already stressful financial situation.
However, getting compensation sooner rather than later isn’t always best. Once you accept a settlement or agree to resolve your product liability claim, you’ll give up the right to seek additional compensation. So, if you haven’t fully recovered or have underestimated the impact your injuries will have on your life, you’ll ultimately accept less money than you need and deserve.
Our Houston product liability attorneys will work to ensure that your case has momentum and moves forward but that well-deserved compensation isn’t left on the negotiating table.
What compensation can I get in a Houston product liability case?
When a consumer is injured because of a defective product, the consequences can be swift and long-lasting. Fortunately, Texas law provides consumers with the right to seek compensatory damages for their injuries and suffering.
Compensatory damages include economic awards, which offset financial losses, and non-economic awards, which make up for intangible life changes.
Commonly awarded compensation includes money for:
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical bills
- Nursing assistance
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
In some product liability cases, punitive damages can also be awarded. Typically, juries decide that punitive damages are appropriate when there’s evidence that a company intentionally or fraudulently concealed known risks or side effects associated with a product.
At The Lanier Law Firm, we will consult with respected and knowledgeable experts as we work on your product liability case. Their insight can help us prepare more powerful arguments and recover a monetary award that reflects what your product liability case is worth.
How can a Houston personal injury lawyer help me if I’ve been injured because of a defective product?
Product liability lawsuits can be challenging. Often, consumers face the task of going head-to-head with a large corporation with seemingly endless resources at its disposal. Manufacturers have legal departments brimming with skilled defense attorneys ready to squash claims and protect corporations from allegations that their products are unsafe or caused harm.
Our Houston personal injury attorneys have a track record of winning challenging product liability claims like yours. We offer client-focused representation and have the resources to match your powerful adversaries.
- Determine if the product in question was recalled or involved in other similar cases
- Investigate all aspects of your product liability case
- Gather evidence used to build a strong claim for damages
- Work closely with respected experts who know the industry or product related to your case
- Prepare and file necessary forms, documents, and motions on your behalf
- Negotiate with the manufacturer and its insurance company
- Help you make critical decisions, including whether it’s best to accept a settlement offer or move forward with negotiations or trial
Our acclaimed product liability attorneys in Houston will work hard to get you the best possible deal in a settlement through tough negotiations. However, we will never advise you to give up the fight if we believe we can get you a better result at trial. We’re fierce negotiators, but our attorneys are at home in the courtroom where we can tell your story to a compassionate jury of your peers.
We Handle All Types of Product Liability Cases in Houston
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 11.7 million people sought medical treatment for injuries related to consumer products in 2021. Many of these injuries were sustained through the ordinary and proper use of consumer goods but occurred because the products were defective.
At The Lanier Law Firm, our attorneys actively represent injured consumers in product liability cases involving:
- Talcum powder and ovarian cancer
- Infant formula and NEC
- Dangerous toys
- Child and infant car seats
- Tylenol autism lawsuits
- Birth control
- Prescription medication
- Vaccines like Gardasil
- Medical devices
- Medical equipment
- Over-the-counter medication
- Construction safety equipment
- Heavy machinery
- Industrial equipment defects
- Roundup weed killer and other household chemicals or pesticides