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Dallas, TX Product Liability Attorney

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If you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective product, contact Guajardo & Marks as soon as possible. Working from offices in Dallas, Guajardo & Marks has more than 50 years of legal experience and has the knowledge and resources to help with your legal needs.

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Dallas, TX Product Liability Attorney

  1. 1. Product Liability CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  2. 2. Liability Manufacturer or seller is held responsible, or liable, for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer; responsibility extends to all sellers in the distribution chain. CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  3. 3. Legal Requirements The law REQUIRES a product to meet ordinary expectations of the consumer. For example, a consumer has a reasonable right to expect a hand-held communication device not to catch fire during use. Source: Findlaw CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  4. 4. Who is Potentially Liable? • The product manufacturer; • A manufacturer of component parts; • A party that assembles or installs the product; • The wholesaler; and • The retail store that sold the product to the consumer. CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  5. 5. Inherently Unsafe Products Some products are generally not the subject of successful product liability claims. This could be because of the inherent danger of their use, or the fact that they were used improperly. For example, if using a chain saw with one hand and under the influence of alcohol a homeowner injures himself, it will be difficult to prove that the injury was a result of faulty design or that the tool was defectively manufactured and therefore caused harm to the user. CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  6. 6. Terms and Options • Person can sue for strict product liability, negligence, and breach of warranty • Implied Warranties: State law provides for these warranties, which essentially suggest that a product is safe. • Can a person sue if the defective product is borrowed? Yes, in most cases. The product is required to be safe regardless of who is using it. CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  7. 7. Well-Known Cases • 2014: GM Ignition Switch Failure. GM has set up a $400 million fund to compensate for deaths and injuries and has recalled 26 million vehicles. • 2002: Phillip Morris (Altria Group, Inc.). A woman charged that Phillip Morris did not warn of the connection between smoking and lung cancer; she was awarded $28 billion in punitive damages (ultimately reduced to $28 million) and $850,000 compensation. CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  8. 8. Well-Known Cases • 1998: Dow Corning: Breast implants. Implants ruptured, causing injury and harm. Forced to pay $2 billion. • 1998: Owens Corning: Asbestos building materials. Product-liability lawsuit claimed asbestos caused mesothelioma. Forced to pay $1.2 billion to settle. Source: Investopia CALL TODAY: 972-426-2621
  9. 9. Contact Guajardo & Marks to Learn More If you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective product, contact Guajardo & Marks as soon as possible. Working from offices in Dallas, Guajardo & Marks has more than 50 years of legal experience and has the knowledge and resources to help with your legal needs. If you have questions or wish to set up an appointment, contact us online or call us at 972-426-2621.

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