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Product Liability

Product liability law pertains to the liability of manufacturers, wholesalers, distributers, and vendors for damages caused by dangerous or defective products.  This type of law is designed to protect consumers from dangerous products while holding the necessary parties responsible.  This can be seen in defects related to a product’s design, manufacturing, or marketing.  There are three aspects of product liability: negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty.  In a negligence action, the responsible party must be shown to have been negligent with how they produce or distribute the product.  With strict liability, the manufacturer is liable if the product is defective, even if the manufacturer was not negligent in making that product defective.  Finally a breach of warranty case involves the usefulness of the product in relation to what the manufacturer stated the product’s purpose was, and that a defect in the product renders it unfit for the purpose that was intended.

Who does Product Liability affect?

Product liability can affect any consumer or manufacturer of products.  It can be a very broad form of legal practice based on the large number of people it can affect.  As a result, you will need a qualified Houston product liability attorney to assist with the many legalities that are involved.

Why is a Houston Product Liability attorney important?

A Houston product liability attorney can be very important to any consumer or manufacturer that has a product liability case.  The many laws that govern this type of case, as well as the burden of proof that falls on a plaintiff will require a trained legal professional to argue your case so that whether you are the consumer or the manufacturer, your rights are upheld.  To contact a one of the Houston product liability attorneys at Pipken Ferguson, fill out this form.