Houston Product Liability Lawyers

Defective Product Claims in Texas 

Every day, consumers rely on countless products to navigate their lives. From the cars we drive to the medications we take, these products are designed to make our lives better, safer, and healthier. However, when these products are not properly designed, manufactured, or labeled, they put consumers at serious risk of bodily injury and death. This is when you will need an experienced and skilled Houston product liability lawyer. 

At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, we work with individuals who have been hurt by defective products, as well as the surviving family members of those who tragically passed away due to unsafe consumer products, in holding manufacturers, designers, distributors, and other liable parties accountable. Our Houston product liability lawyers have extensive experience and a long history of success in taking on powerful entities on behalf of our clients. We are not afraid to aggressively advocate for you and the maximum recovery you deserve—even if that means taking your case to civil court.

What Types of Products Are Most Often Defective? 

Any type of product can be defective, but some tend to more often be the subject of recalls and defective product litigation than others. 

Some of the most commonly defective products include: 

  • Cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and other motor vehicles
  • Automobile parts, such as tires, transmissions, and brakes
  • Automotive safety equipment, including airbags and seatbelts
  • Motorcycle safety equipment, such as helmets 
  • Roadways, including those with defective designs
  • Commercial trucks and commercial truck parts 
  • Medications and medical devices 
  • Children’s products, such as toys, blankets, cribs, and car seats
  • Food and beverage products 
  • Industrial equipment, tools, and machinery 
  • Electronics, including personal computers, chargers, and e-cigarettes 
  • Household appliances, such as water heaters, washers, dryers, and stovetops
  • Cleaning products, paints, solvents, detergents, dyes, and other substances
  • Pesticides, including industrial and consumer pesticides 

If you or someone you love was harmed by any of these or another defective product, reach out to our team at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC. We can review the details of your case, work to identify the liable party, and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical expenses, lost income, lost earning ability, pain, suffering, and other damages. 

What Makes a Product “Defective?” 

There is an important distinction between a product that is dangerous and one that is defective. While some products may present inherent dangers to the user, they are not necessarily defective. Instead, to be considered “defective,” a product must contain some flaw that makes it unreasonably unsafe for typical use. In other words, if a product poses an unreasonable risk of bodily injury or harm when used correctly and as intended, without modifications, it is likely defective. 

For example, power tools pose certain dangers to the user. However, when these tools are used correctly, without modifications, and according to the safety instructions, users remain safe from bodily injury. But, if a power tool is designed without safety guards, or if it is missing warning labels or instructions, the user may be at an increased and unreasonable risk of injury. As such, the power tool may be considered “defective.” 

Injured by a defective product? Contact us online or call (713) 561-5454 for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys about your legal rights and options. 

What Are the Different Types of Product Defects?

Although consumer products may contain a seemingly infinite number of defects, these defects generally fall into one of three categories. 

The three main types of product defects are: 

  • Design Defects: When a product has a flawed design—in other words, the actual design of the product makes it unreasonably and inherently unsafe for typical consumer use—it is considered to have a design defect. Design defects affect entire lines of products, rather than individual units within a line.
  • Manufacturing Defects: A manufacturing defect refers to a product that is properly designed but becomes defective when a flaw is introduced during production. For example, a product may be manufactured with missing parts, or a component may be broken or improperly installed, making the product defective.
  • Labeling/Marketing Defects: Labeling defects, sometimes referred to as marketing defects, include missing safety warnings, instructions, and other labels required for the safe and proper use of a product. They also include improper marketing or false advertising of a product, for example, advertising a product for certain uses that have not been adequately tested.

If you suspect that you have been harmed by a defective product, it is important that you work with a knowledgeable product liability lawyer who knows how to determine the type of defect the product contained. This allows your attorney to identify the liable party, whether it’s the designer of the product, a manufacturer, a seller, a distributor, or some other party.

At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, we have helped countless victims of defective products successfully bring claims against powerful product manufacturers and other entities who failed to prioritize public safety over their own profits. Our Houston defective product attorneys offer highly personalized legal representation and are prepared to assist you every step of the way. Reach out to us today to learn more during a free initial consultation.

What Are the Common Accidents Caused by Defective Products?

When products are defective, they can (and do) cause serious accidents and injuries. In extreme cases, defective products may lead to wrongful death.

Some of the most common types of accidents caused by defective products include:

These and other accidents stemming from defective products may also lead to all types of catastrophic, life-altering injuries.

What Are the Most Common Injuries Caused by Defective Products?

Some of the common injuries caused by defective products include but are not limited to: 

  • Accidental amputation/loss of limb 
  • Head and traumatic brain injuries 
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis 
  • Back, neck, and shoulder injuries 
  • Whiplash 
  • Broken bones/fractures 
  • Internal bleeding 
  • Organ and soft tissue damage 
  • Loss of hearing/hearing damage 
  • Eye and face injuries 
  • Disfigurement and scarring 

Recovering from these types of injuries can be incredibly painful, emotionally exhausting, and exorbitantly expensive. You should not have to simply suffer the consequences of a manufacturer or distributor’s negligence or wrongful conduct on your own. Instead, let our Houston product liability lawyers fight to hold the responsible party accountable so that you can recover the fair financial compensation you are owed. 

Learn more during a free consultation. Call (713) 561-5454 or contact us online to get started.

How a Product Liability Lawyer Can Help 

As your legal team, The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC is prepared to: 

  • Meet with you at no cost to listen to your story and discuss your legal options
  • Fully investigate the incident that led to your injuries or your loved one’s death 
  • Work alongside accident reconstructionists, economists, medical professionals, and others
  • Obtain expert testimony from various specialists in support of your claim 
  • Handle all communication with the insurance company and/or liable party on your behalf
  • Aggressively protect your rights and negotiate for a fair settlement
  • Prepare you and your case for litigation, if necessary, and represent you at trial 
  • Answer your questions and address any concerns you may have along the way 

We take great pride in offering highly personalized and compassionate legal services tailored to each client’s unique needs, concerns, and goals. We recognize that no two cases are exactly alike, which is why we take the time to get to know each individual we represent, learning the ins and outs of their case and helping them work toward their legal goals. 

When you trust your recovery to The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, you get a team that will fight for you every step of the way. We provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket legal fees when you hire our firm. Instead, we only collect attorney fees and litigation-related costs if/when we secure a settlement or verdict for you.

Our Promise To You

What Sets The Law Offices Of Omar Khawaja Apart?
  • Dedicated & Experienced Counsel
    Our team has handled thousands of cases and we have the skills, insight, and commitment to fight for the results you need and deserve. We are not afraid to go to trial and will work until we obtain justice on your behalf.
  • Personal Touch to Personal Injury
    At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each and every one of our clients. We work to get to know you and your case to understand how we can best assist with your goals.
  • Customized Legal Strategies
    We believe that no two cases are alike and work with you to understand, first and foremost, the details of your case and how our team can be most beneficial to you and your needs. Next, we work to collaborate with you on a targeted legal approach.
  • Commitment to Integrity

    Your legal rights are our priority. We give our utmost attention to every case with outstanding morals and work ethic. Our team commits ourselves to ALWAYS providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality legal service around.

What to Do If You Are Injured by a Defective Product 

If you are injured by a defective product or in an accident resulting from a defective product, the first thing you should do is to seek medical attention. Regardless of the apparent severity of your injuries, always make sure you receive appropriate care from a doctor. You should also be sure to follow all of your doctor’s recommendations and instructions. If you fail to follow your doctor’s orders, the insurance company may use this as evidence that you were not injured or that your injuries were not as serious as you claim. 

Next, we strongly urge you to contact an attorney with experience handling product liability claims. These types of claims are not like other personal injury cases; different laws apply, and the rules for seeking compensation are not the same. It’s important that you work with an attorney who understands product liability laws and how they apply in your specific case.

At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, we have handled countless defective product claims on behalf of the injured and the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed in Houston and throughout Texas. Our legal team can assist you with all aspects of your claim, from preserving important evidence to identifying the liable party and aggressively negotiating for a fair settlement. In some cases, it may benefit you to take part in mass litigation, whether by filing a mass tort claim or taking part in an ongoing class action lawsuit. We can help you fully understand your options and help you pursue all avenues of compensation. 

Our goal is to handle every legal detail so that you can spend your time focusing on your physical recovery. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for medical care or make up for lost wages while out of work. Instead, allow our attorneys to negotiate a settlement on your behalf or, if necessary, represent you and your rights in court. 

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Our skilled attorneys, years of experience, and passion have made us one of the top law offices in Texas. When you have been injured, you need a team dedicated to giving you a voice. The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja is that team. 

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