If you are using a product and it malfunctions in some way, causing you harm, then you should sue to hold the manufacturer of that product accountable. You have what is known as a “product liability” claim, and you could win compensation in a personal injury suit. A San Antonio, Texas defective product lawyer from our firm can take a look at your situation and advise you on what you have to do next.

When Can I File a Lawsuit Over a Defective Product?

You can file a lawsuit against a manufacturer of a defective product when you can show:

  • The product caused you harm
  • There is a defect with the product
  • The defect and your injury are linked
  • You were using the product properly

When you are using a product as you should and it causes you harm, then that is a defective product. You may have a case. If you were not using a product properly and you hurt yourself, it is unlikely that you would be able to sue. When you misuse a product, it is generally not the manufacturer’s fault that you get hurt by it.

Who Can Be Held Liable for the Damage Caused By a Defective Product?

We have talked about the manufacturer, but they may not be the only liable party in a case like this. This defective product got out into the world and many people could be blamed for that and the harm that it caused. Depending on the circumstances in your case, potentially liable parties could include the retailer who sold the product, the manufacturer of a particular component, and others involved in the production of this faulty item.

What Kind of Compensation Should I Receive?

If you were injured by a defective product, you should receive compensation that makes up for what you have experienced. The damages you win should compensate you for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • A loss of earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disfigurement or disability

We can evaluate your case and help you fight for a fair and reasonable compensation offer.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Sue the Maker of a Defective Product?

You are not required to hire an attorney when pursuing a product liability case, but one can do a lot to assist you. Your attorney can:

  • Answer any questions that you have
  • Hold all liable parties accountable
  • Compile the evidence needed to make your case
  • Help you begin legal action before the statute of limitations expires
  • Communicate on your behalf
  • Field settlement offers

Talk to Our Legal Team

When you are ready to move forward with a personal injury suit, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a consultation and take the time to learn more about your situation.