Your Defective Product Attorney in Houston
Mithoff Law has decades of real experience helping victims of defective products and their families pursue winning cases against manufacturers and other responsible parties. From winning the first jury verdict against against Firestone for defective tires, to facilitating the recall of over 1 million bicycles, to settling claims against multiple aircraft, avionics, and/or engine manufacturers for defective product claims arising out of air crashes, Mithoff Law has extensive experience holding product manufacturers and distributors to account, to ensure that the products they sell are safe and do not pose an unreasonable risk of harm to users.
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective product, call Mithoff Law for a free consultation at 713-654-1122 to get help from one of the best defective product lawyers in Texas.
“Mithoff has been one of Houston’s most respected attorneys for decades, handling such high-profile cases as the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Enron-related litigation on behalf of J.P, Morgan Chase and highly publicized bus and plant explosions.”
– Houston Chronicle, June 26, 2019
Product liability cases in general
Product liability cases can differ from personal injury cases based on negligence. In Texas, attorneys pursuing defective product cases must typically establish that:
- You suffered loss or injury directly from the use of the product.
- The product was unreasonably unsafe or unreasonably dangerous when it was designed, manufactured, or sold.
- You or a loved one was using the product as intended.
- You did not know about the defect before using the product.
Deadlines for bringing product liability cases in Texas
The statute of limitations for defective product cases is generally 2 years in Texas. In other words, these cases are time-sensitive and are best pursued soon after you experience injury or harm from the use of the product. Pursuing a claim soon after you or your loved one receives an injury can also cut down on the number of other people who are injured by the same product.
Product liability claims have another deadline to keep in mind outside of the statute of limitations. In Texas, this deadline is established by the statute of repose, and the deadline typically runs 15 years after the day the product goes to market.
Typical types of product liability cases in Texas
Texas generally recognizes three distinct types of product liability, which may hold manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and other parties accountable for defective products:
- 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.
Our experienced team and network of experts can assist in investigating and determining what types of product liability may apply to your unique situation.
Working diligently to use every resource available, our product defect attorneys have helped individuals and their families gain fair compensation from the companies that failed them.
Get experienced representation from a Mithoff Law product liability attorney
From our years of experience working with clients who have been injured by defective products, we know how overwhelming it can be to tackle a product liability case on top of recovering from your injuries.
Let us focus on your case for you and other consumers so that you and your family can focus on moving forward.
To request a consultation with a Mithoff Law defective product attorney who has proven capable of winning large settlements and will treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve, call 713-654-1122 or contact us online today.