Houston Defective Product Injury Attorneys
We hold negligent manufacturers accountable to injured victims
Defective product injuries can occur when a product is designed, manufactured, or marketed in a way that causes harm to the consumer and results in personal injury. And it happens much more often than many people may realize.
Millions of defective product injuries are reported in the U.S. every year. This includes injuries related to all types of products, such as toys, household appliances, power tools, and motor vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you may have legal options for seeking compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or other parties responsible for the defect. At the Ferrell Law Group, our skilled Houston defective product injury attorneys can help you navigate the legal system and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Defective products alleged to cause injury and/or illness
Medical, industrial, and household devices that failed to perform as advertised or did not properly warn of risks of use are considered defective products. Here are some of the defective product cases that we handle:
3M Military Ear Plugs. Are you an active or former U.S. service member suffering from hearing loss? From 2003 to 2015, 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ earplugs were issued to U.S. service members, including those who served overseas. The earplugs were designed to be used for two purposes – to block out all outside noises or to be flipped over to allow for hearing while protecting eardrums from gunfire and explosions. However, an alleged design defect of the earplug may have put thousands of U.S. soldiers at risk for permanent hearing loss. The 3M Company paid $9.1 million to settle allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by failing to disclose the design defect when they sold these earplugs to the military. If you were in the U.S. military from 2003-2015, used dual-ended ear plugs, and have been diagnosed with hearing loss, call the Ferrell Law Group today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
Car/truck defects. Some motor vehicle accidents are caused by a design defect or mechanical problem. In other cases, the crash itself may have been caused by operator error, but the injuries may have been more severe due to lack of crashworthiness. Crashworthiness refers to the ability of a structure to protect occupants in the event of a crash, including the vehicle itself as well various safety systems such as seatbelts and airbags. We investigate crashworthiness for several different types of vehicles and vehicle components, including:
- Passenger vehicles
- Heavy trucks
- Occupant safety restraints
- Child safety seats
- Cab guards
Defective tires. Tire failures, blowouts and detreads are foreseeable and preventable events. Manufacturers know that tire treads will wear with proper use and at some point fail if not serviced properly and replaced after their intended period of use has expired. Most new tires made today are estimated to last between 60,000 and 80,000 miles.
E-cigarette explosions. We are handling cases involving e-cigarettes. In addition to concerns about toxic chemicals associated with the devices, we are currently investigating cases involving severe injuries caused by exploding e-cigarette devices and exploding e-cigarette batteries. These explosions have been linked to faulty e-cigarette products, defective lithium-ion batteries, and insufficient warnings for users. With few regulations to ensure their safety, e-cigarette devices have been aggressively marketed and sold in stores throughout the United States.
Takata airbags. The largest automotive recall in history centers on the defective Takata airbags found in millions of vehicles manufactured by Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. The defect results in shrapnel like metal shards and airbag components being propelled throughout the vehicle interior. This frequently results in lacerations and blunt force trauma that can cause injury or death. We would like to review any claim of injury or death involving Takata airbag deployment. We are also handling Honda airbag cases. After an accident, seek urgent medical attention. Once you're in a safe and secure place, call us.
Our Houston defective product lawyers make the process of collecting your money easier
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, it's important to take action as soon as possible. Contacting a Texas defective product attorney can help you understand your legal options and take steps to protect your rights. By holding manufacturers and other responsible parties accountable, you can help prevent future injuries and promote consumer safety.
The Ferrell Law Group has a record of success winning claims in Texas involving defective products. Our strategy is to out-research the other side and build an evidence-based argument that cannot be denied.
When you file your claim, you will be protecting people in your community from similar pain. Our firm wants to fight for you in this battle for essential victim rights and the compensation you require. Contact us for a free consultation. We will listen to your situation and create a focused, aggressive strategy that will win your claim.