Experienced Product Liability Lawyer
As Houston product liability attorneys, we understand that the last thing you expect when you invest in a new product is for that product to harm you. Unfortunately, defects can turn everything from cars to toys to everyday goods into life-threatening hazards.
If you or a loved one have been injured or even killed by a defective device, you need an experienced product liability lawyer to help you. From consumer goods, to vehicles, to industrial equipment, Mithoff Law has extensive experience in investigating and pursuing product liability claims. These claims can involve defects in design, manufacturing, or a failure to warn of potential hazards.
Contact the Houston product liability attorneys at Mithoff Law today at 713-654-1122.
“Since he started practicing in 1974, his cases have helped produce reforms in hospital credentialing of physicians and reporting of physician misconduct; prompted medical manufacturers to pull defective products off the market; led hospitals to improve their use of post-surgical intravenous solutions; and triggered a manufacturer’s recall of defective tires.”
– Super Lawyers, September 15, 2021
Understanding strict liability and defective product claims
In Texas and many other states, product liability claims typically arise under what is known as strict liability, meaning that a product manufacturer can be held liable for injuries caused by a defective product under certain circumstances. These claims can differ from personal injury cases based on negligence.
Typical types of product liability cases in Texas
In order for strict liability to apply, you and your product liability lawyer must prove that a defect was present and that it contributed to your accident. There are three categories of product defects that can be used to establish manufacturer liability in an injury.
- Manufacturing defects: In Texas, a manufacturing defect typically refers to a product that deviates from its specifications in a way that makes the product unreasonably dangerous.
- Design defects: In Texas, a design defect typically refers to a condition of a product that renders it unreasonably dangerous as designed, taking into consideration the utility of the product and risks involved in its use. Generally, for a design defect to exist, there must have been a safer alternative design available that would have significantly reduced the risk of injury, and that was economically and technologically feasible at the time the product left the manufacturer.
- Warnings defects: In Texas, a warnings defect typically refers to a failure to give adequate warnings of a product’s dangers, which were either known or reasonably should have been known to the manufacturer. Product defects can manifest in all types of products, including power tools, automobiles, and medical devices. The experienced Product Liability attorneys at Mithoff Law can help evaluate any potential claims you may have.
The Mithoff Law advantage
Any law firm can bring a claim against a company, but few have a trial-tested track record of success. Richard Mithoff is nationally recognized as a leading product liability lawyer. He and his team have successfully fought against some of the nation’s largest manufacturers to win jury verdicts and settlements for their clients.
We hire knowledgeable experts to assist us in finding the root, system, or systemic cause of the design failure, and have deployed our strategic advantage to great effect, including an agreement that forced a manufacturer to alter an entire product design to protect other consumers.
We keep our team small and lean on purpose, and our clients know that they can rely on the kind of aggressive, attentive service that leaves no stone unturned in crafting a trial-ready case
Get the justice you deserve: Contact the Houston product liability attorneys at Mithoff Law today
If you or a loved one have been injured due to manufacturer negligence, contact an experienced product liability lawyer at Mithoff Law. Working with relevant industry experts, our trial-tested product liability lawyers will help you conduct a proper and thorough investigation to determine liability and build an effective defective product claim.
We are here and ready to provide you the assistance you need. Call us at 713-654-1122.
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