In most cases involving a personal injury, Texas law applies what is called a negligence standard. In plain English, what this means is that for a victim to recover compensation, she must show that someone else acted carelessly and thereby caused her injuries. While negligence also plays a role in products liability cases, the law is actually a little bit tougher on manufacturers and others who design or build consumer products which turn out to be defective or dangerous.
A crane accident in Fort Worth attracted the attention of both the regional and national news media recently.
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.
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.
Most personal injury claims that arise out of car accidents involve allegations of negligence by one or more of the drivers involved. In some cases, however, the car manufacturer or others may have contributed to the accident through their negligence in letting unsafe vehicles on the road.