Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in Texas and around the country are legally obligated to provide safe products to the public. However, defective products, ranging from minor household appliances to automobile components, carry the risk of severe and fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a defective product, turn to The Payne Law Group.

The Payne Law Group has been a pillar of the Bryan, College Station, and the greater Brazos Valley community since 1979, providing injury victims with compassionate and effective representation when they need it most. Led by Scott Scherr, a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer, our firm has built a reputation for holding negligent parties accountable for injuries caused by defective products. You can trust our expertise to guide you through your product liability case.

When you meet with us, our experienced Bryan defective products attorney will assess the merits of your claim and explore all your legal options for compensation. Whether through negotiations, litigation, or a class or collective action, we will work to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Common Types of Defective Products

Defective products can be found across various industries, posing significant risks to consumers and workers alike. Common types of defective products that may lead to liability claims include: 

  • Automotive parts: Issues with brakes, airbags, seatbelts, and engines can lead to catastrophic accidents and injuries.
  • Children’s toys and equipment: Toys with choking hazards, toxic materials, or unsafe designs can harm children.
  • Electronics: Faulty wiring or poorly designed batteries in devices like smartphones or laptops can cause fires or explosions.
  • Medical devices and pharmaceuticals: Products such as pacemakers, hip implants, or medication with dangerous side effects that were not adequately disclosed can have life-threatening consequences.
  • Household appliances: Everyday items like ovens, heaters, and washers can malfunction, leading to fires or other hazards.

These products highlight the diverse nature of product liability cases. At The Payne Law Group, we carefully examine each case to pinpoint the defect and hold the responsible parties accountable, ensuring our clients receive the compensation they need and deserve.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability refers to the legal responsibility that manufacturers, distributors, and retailers bear to ensure their products are safe for public use. When a product is found to be defective and causes harm, these parties may be held liable under product liability law. Defects generally fall into three main categories:

  • Design defects are inherent flaws in the product’s design that make it unsafe before manufacture.
  • Manufacturing defects occur during the production or assembly of the product, resulting in a product that does not meet the intended design specifications.
  • Marketing defects, also known as “failure to warn,” involve inadequate instructions or warnings that fail to alert the user to potential risks associated with the product’s use.

Our firm has the skills, resources, and expertise to navigate these complex issues, helping our clients obtain justice and compensation.

Understanding Texas Product Liability Laws

Texas product liability laws are designed to protect consumers by holding manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable for damages caused by defective products. Key aspects include:

  • Strict liability: Texas follows strict liability rules for product defects, meaning that a manufacturer can be held liable without the injured party proving negligence if the product was defective and caused harm.
  • Statute of limitations: In Texas, product liability claims must generally be filed within two years from the date the claimant suffered the injury.
  • Proportionate responsibility: Texas follows the rules of comparative negligence, which reduces the compensation by the percentage of fault assigned to the injured party if they are found partly at fault.

Our experienced Bryan defective product attorneys will guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. 

How Our Firm Can Help

At The Payne Law Group, we can assist with your defective product claim by providing expert legal guidance and strong advocacy. Our team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys has a deep understanding of product liability law and a proven track record of success. 

Whether pursuing an individual lawsuit or a class action, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle your case effectively. We carefully prepare each case, from the initial investigation to gathering evidence to representing our clients in court or settlement negotiations. Our legal team will:

  • Thoroughly investigate the defect and its impact to establish a strong foundation for your claim.
  • Identify and pursue all liable parties, from manufacturers to distributors.
  • Negotiate or litigate to secure the best compensation tailored to each client’s unique circumstances.

When you partner with us, you gain a powerful ally committed to achieving justice and helping you receive the compensation you deserve.

Talk To A Bryan Defective Products Attorney Today

If you or someone you know has been harmed by a defective product in College Station, Bryan, or Brazos County, you need skilled representation. Contact The Payne Law Group for a comprehensive evaluation of your case, and let our experienced attorneys take it from there.