Dallas Dangerous Product Lawyers
Dangerous & Defective Consumer Products
We rely on countless consumer products to make our lives safer, healthier, and easier. In most cases, these products do just that—but when a product is unreasonably dangerous or defective, it can have the exact opposite effect.
Every year, millions of Americans are injured or even killed by dangerous and defective products. At Potts Law Firm, we believe that manufacturers, corporations, distributors, and other large entities should be held accountable when they prioritize profits over public safety. Our Dallas dangerous product lawyers are tireless advocates for the rights of consumers and have secured billions of dollars in compensation. When it comes to protecting our clients’ rights, we move quickly and aggressively with the goal of leveling the playing field and pushing back against the interests of powerful manufacturers.
If you were injured by a defective product, call our Dallas office today at (214) 238-8572 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation and case review.
What Makes a Product “Defective?”
While many products can be classified as “dangerous,” a product is only considered “defective” if it poses an unreasonable risk of injury when used correctly. Products that fail to perform as advertised or intended may also be considered defective.
Products that are unreasonably dangerous or defective can cause serious injury or even death. Victims and their families may be entitled to bring legal action against the manufacturer or another party responsible for creating, marketing, or distributing the product in the form of a product liability lawsuit. When consumer products cause widespread harm, victims can participate in mass litigation, including both class actions and mass torts.
Three Types of Product Defects
Consumer products may contain any of the following three types of product defects:
- Design Defects: If the product has been designed in such a way that it cannot be safely used, or it poses an excessive or unreasonable risk to the user, it likely has a design defect. Examples of design defects include top-heavy vehicles that roll over in collisions and medications with side effects that far outweigh their benefits.
- Manufacturing Defects: When a product is properly designed but improperly created or constructed, it likely has a manufacturing defect. Some examples of manufacturing defects include seatbelts that are incorrectly installed into vehicles and power tools that are missing the proper safety guards.
- Marketing/Labeling Defects: A marketing, or labeling, defect refers to instances in which a product is properly designed and manufactured but is missing important labels, such as warnings, instructions, or lists of possible side effects. Products that are improperly marketed or advertised can also be considered defective.
It is important to understand the type of defect a product contains, as this typically points to the liable party. At Potts Law Firm, we work with industry experts who identify product defects and provide expert testimony on behalf of our clients. We know how to use this information as powerful evidence as we aggressively seek maximum compensation.
Commonly Defective Products
Certain consumer products are more often the subject of product liability litigation than others.
At Potts Law Firm, we assist clients who have been harmed by all types of defective products, including but not limited to:
- Automobiles and auto parts
- Children’s toys and products
- Pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices
- Household cleaners
- Tools and equipment
- Food and beverage products
- Electronic devices
- Industrial chemicals, detergents, solvents, and dyes
At our Dallas office, we assist clients with all types of product liability litigation, including single-plaintiff claims, mass torts, and class action lawsuits. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective or dangerous product, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Our team can help you bring a claim against the liable manufacturer, as well as aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
We are here to help you with every aspect of your claim. Call (214) 238-8572 or contact us online to request a complimentary consultation today. Hablamos español.
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What Types of Damages Are Available in a Product Liability Claim?
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be suffering significant physical pain and emotional distress as a result of the injury. You have likely begun receiving medical bills related to treatment for your injury, and you could even be out of work as you recover. By filing a dangerous product claim, you can seek fair compensation for the losses, or “damages,” you have endured as a result of your injury.
While every case is different, you may be able to recover the following types of damages in your product liability claim:
- Medical expenses, including future care costs
- Lost income, wages, or employment benefits
- Loss of future income
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disfigurement
- In-home assistance and/or medical care
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
- Loss of earning ability due to permanent injury or incapacitation
Our defective product attorneys can review the details of your situation during a no-cost, no-obligation consultation at our office in Dallas or over the phone. Once we have learned more about the unique factors involved in your case, we can provide more detailed and personalized information regarding the types of damages you may be able to recover, as well as the potential overall value of your claim.
Commercial Property Dispute $645,000
Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated a settlement on behalf of a client whose land was taken by a private power line company. The company’s original offer of $430,000 failed to consider the decrease in aesthetic value that the scenic ranch in the Texas Hill Country would incur from the power line installation.
Surgical Negligence $600,000
Potts Law Firm secured a $600,000 settlement for a young woman who was a victim of New Mexico medical malpractice. The woman underwent gallbladder removal surgery; the most common operation in America. The surgeon negligently performed the procedure, allowing bile to spill within the woman’s abdominal cavity before closing her incision.
Wrongful Death of Employee $6.35 Million
Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of a man who was killed while on the job due to a product failure. After a short time in litigation, Potts Law Firm was able to settle the case and also received a voluntary worldwide recall of the product; ensuring no one else would suffer injuries or death resulting from the failed product in the future.
East Texas Residential Property $454,000
Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated on behalf of a residential property owner whose East Texas land was taken by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to make way for new road construction. TxDOT's original offer of $31,343 did not consider damages that the remaining land would incur from the new road build.
Seat Back Failure Seven-Figure Settlement
Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer when the client’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle causing the driver’s seat to collapse backward allowing the client to be thrown into the back seat where she received spinal cord injuries, rendering her a quadriplegic.
Surgical Negligence Confidential Settlement
Potts Law Firm achieved a settlement for a medical malpractice case on behalf of a minor injured during surgery in Kansas.
Defective Airbag Seven-Figure Settlement
Potts Law Firm secured a confidential seven-figure settlement against an automobile manufacturer for the clients when their nine-year-old daughter was killed by the passenger side airbag in this low-energy collision.
Foot Injury $750,000
Potts Law Firm secured a $750,000 settlement for an oil rig worker whose foot was severely injured after being caught in rig tongs. The oil rig company had failed to properly tag out and lock out the tongs after a power outage. When the power returned to the rig, the tongs closed on the worker’s foot, crushing his bones.
Residential Property Roof Damage Substantial Settlement
Partner Andrew A. Woellner was privileged to represent another attorney in his fight against an underpaying insurance carrier. When his home was damaged by hail in Dallas, Texas, the insurance carrier told him that only 3 roof tiles were damaged, and the repair did not exceed the deductible.
Commercial Property Dispute $713,000
Potts Law Firm attorneys negotiated on behalf of a commercial property owner whose land was taken by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to make way for new road construction. TxDOT's original offer of $466,396 did not consider other reasonable comparable sales in the area.