If you are suing because a product caused you harm, you might be wondering what happens in such cases when product recalls occur. Does a recall prove your claim or let a manufacturer off the hook? It’s usually not so simple, which is why it’s a good idea to hire an experienced San Antonio, Texas defective product lawyer.

Do Product Recalls Automatically Make a Manufacturer Liable?

Now, some plaintiffs see product recalls and think that they have essentially won. If the product they are suing over has been recalled, isn’t the manufacturer basically admitting that they messed up and that you deserve compensation? Not exactly. There are still important elements of a product liability claim that have to be proven. A recall might not even factor into your case if you have a jury, since some courts might not allow a lawyer to introduce evidence of one because it could prejudice the jurors against a defendant.

What Needs to Be Proven in a Product Liability Case?

You still need to make your case when product recalls happen. That means showing that:

  • The product was defective
  • The product was used in the way it was intended
  • The defect caused you harm

These are the crucial pillars of any product liability case. Recall or no recall, if you cannot show these things then you are going to struggle to hold a manufacturer accountable.

Do Product Recalls Give Manufacturers an Out?

While product recalls do not automatically make a manufacturer guilty, they also cannot provide them cover for the damage caused by their defective products. A manufacturer might try to argue that they did what they were supposed to do and recalled the product, at great expense. Shouldn’t that be enough?

It’s not, especially if you can prove the critical elements of a product liability case. You can still sue for compensation and fight for the settlement that you deserve.

Can I Still Sue For Compensation?

A defective product can cause serious injuries. You should not have to go into debt or stress about medical bills because the manufacturer of that product was careless. Our attorneys can help you fight for compensation that helps make up for all of the costs and trauma caused by this defective product, including:

  • Medical expenses, including future costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Any other pain and suffering

Companies need to be held accountable when they put their own customers in danger.

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When you are ready to hold a product manufacturer responsible for the harm that they have caused, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation and take a closer look at your case