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Feb 9

NYE Fireworks Explosion Injury? File Your TX Defective Product Claim!

Fireworks Injuries | Product Liability

It’s not a real New Year’s Eve celebration unless there are fireworks, right? Whether it’s a professional display or a backyard show, fireworks are how people welcome a new year worldwide.

Most of the time, it’s all in good fun, nothing goes wrong, and everyone has a safe evening. Sometimes, though, things go wrong.

Defective Fireworks Explosions Injure Texans Every NYE

Fireworks are dangerous, and if they’re not manufactured correctly, that danger is compounded. One Houston man totaled his car this year when more than 600 fireworks went off in his trunk on New Year’s Eve. He got off easy, though –  no one was hurt. That’s not usually the case. Many firework accidents can seriously injure or kill people.[...]

Jan 28

Texas Teens Account for 1 in 4 Injuries Due to Vaping

Product Liability | Vaping Injuries

“Former smokers” James Monsees and Adam Bowen purportedly founded JUUL Labs to better the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers and eliminate cigarettes. How did they plan to do this? By developing and selling vaporizers for the supposedly safer smoking alternative of vaping.

JUUL acknowledges that nicotine causes dependency, but says their products do not cause cancer and believes they positively affect adult smokers. One of the central tenets of their argument: a single 5% strength JUULpod replenishes one pack of cigarettes in nicotine potency.

However, in December 2018, Altria – Philip Morris International’s parent company – purchased 35 percent of JUUL, increasing its value to $38 billion. If JUUL actually wanted to abolish cigarettes, why would it [...]

Jan 6

Texans: Done Unwrapping Gifts? Don’t Throw Out Product Manuals Yet!

Defective Products | Product Liability

You’ve watched your loved ones open all of your carefully curated and wrapped gifts, and it’s time to sort and stuff the last of your wrapping remnants into your trash and recycling bins.

Before you do…stop and think. Those fancy gadgets you got everyone? They probably came with instructions and safety manuals. Yes? Well, keep them!

Because even the most innocuous present can have unexpected (and dangerous) consequences. Phones that catch on fire in people’s pockets. Toys that injure kids. These kinds of accidents happen every year.

Proving that you’ve read the warnings provided by manufacturers can affect whether you receive compensation for them.

Texas Liability Law: What are the Rules?

The rules covering injuries related to consumer products here [...]

Sep 13

Suing Amazon For Defective Products in Texas?

Defective Products | Product Liability

Amazon has certainly made it easier for people to get everything they want to buy delivered fast. In one sitting, you can buy books, yarn, power tools, wallpaper, and a trailer hitch.

Most of these items come from third-party sellers who simply list their products on Amazon to get wider exposure and more sales.

That said, many Amazon buyers are also discovering, the third-party sellers that you find on on the site aren’t always trustworthy. One woman in Pennsylvania learned that the hard way. She bought a dog leash from a third-party seller on Amazon.

The dog leash was defective. When it broke, it left the woman permanently blind in one eye. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only claim, and as [...]

Jun 14

Texas Product Liability Law Can Help If Baby Powder Gave You Cancer

Product Liability | Talcum (Baby) Powder

It began with a $72 million payout to a Missouri family in February of 2016. At the same time, there were more than 3,000 additional lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson across the country.

About a year later, another $110 million was awarded – same state, different plaintiff. Another lap around the calendar and a group of 22 women win their $4.7 billion suit concerning the same defective product – Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders.

Earlier this year, a California jury ordered them to shell out $29 million, and last month, a case had the consumer goods giant handing over at least $25 million in compensatory damages after the victim contracted “a rare asbestos-related cancer” by using Shower to Shower [...]

Dec 21

Here’s What Texans Should Do If Hurt by a Defective Holiday Gift

Christmas | Product Liability

‘Tis the season of giving and receiving, meaning countless new products and gadgets will be soon be exchanged. Unfortunately, instead of bringing joy, opening those gifts will end in unexpected injury, emergency medical visits, and ultimately, product liability claims for some.

If you or someone you love find yourself in this position due to a defective holiday gift, you owe it to yourself and your family to fight back against the parties responsible for your injuries. Unfortunately, chances are good that you will be going up against a business with far more experience in defective product liability law, and greater access to money and resources than you.

To help your case, follow the steps below:

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

Safety [...]

Apr 13

Texans, Beware These Products That Commonly Land on Defective Lists

Product Liability

Every day, Texans are harmed when using products that are defective. In this post we’ll tell you about the most common products that cause harm or injury, and what you can do if you have been injured by a defective product.

Product Liability Lawsuits in Texas

If you are injured when using a product for its intended purpose, it’s possible that you may be able to file a claim for a defective product lawsuit. Depending on the product, the parties who may be responsible for your injury could include the following:

  • Product designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Vendors
  • Quality control personnel

Product recalls are posted every day, numbering into the thousands each year in the U.S. However, many Texans are unaware [...]

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