Consumers should be able to trust that the products they buy are safe for their intended uses. When an unsafe product causes injury, the consumer should be compensated for damages.
Texas has the unhappy distinction of leading the nation in motor vehicle accident fatalities. The Texas Department of Transportation reported 3,721 traffic deaths in 2017, the most recent year for which final statistics are available.
Product liability is the legal theory that holds manufacturers and others accountable after they put dangerously defective products into the marketplace, leading to someone being injured. The theory can apply to many types of products, but some of the most serious involve defective drugs.