A product liability lawsuit is a consumer's first line of defense against unreasonably dangerous or defective products. Many of the regulations over product manufacturers offer little in the way of punishment and do little more than give an offending business a slap on the wrist. However, an East Texas product liability lawsuit allows ordinary consumers to assume the role of the attorney general and to prosecute a greedy, reckless corporation that has engaged in shady business practices. Because of this, manufacturers are frightened of the consumers right to sue and many are working to limit this right.
A defective product is one that causes some type of injury or damage to a person due to some sort of defect in the product, the labeling of the product, or the way the product was used. Many corporations and businesses along the supply chain can be held responsible and named in a product liability lawsuit. These include the manufacturer, the retailer, a wholesaler, an assembler, a repairer, and any others that had a significant role in placing the defective product on the market. The one basic rule to remember regarding product liability is that the manufacturer of a product owes the consumer the obligation to manufacture and design a product that is reasonably safe.
If you or someone you care about has been harmed or worse as the result of a defective product, please contact the Longview and Tyler offices of the Grant & Flanery Law Firm to find out how much your case may be worth.