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What kind of compensation can I seek in Houston for a defective product claim?
If you are filing a defective product claim in Houston, your lawyer can help you receive 2 different types of damages: compensatory and/or punitive.
Compensatory damages are designed to place a monetary value on the injuries received as a result of defective products. A claim may benefit from outlining each individual area of your life that has been adversely affected because of a faulty product and assigning a respective amount to each.
These areas may involve the medical expenses you incurred to treat your injury, any lost wages or profits lost because of the resulting injury and the amount of property damage the defective product caused.
Calculating these types of economic damages may apply to the present and future. Additionally, non-economic losses may be warranted for any pain and suffering the accident and/or injury has caused you.
Considering this, there is no set formula that will adequately calculate the amount you should receive; however, based on your attorney’s past experience with similar cases, he or she can estimate the approximate amount of compensation you deserve.
Punitive damages may be awarded if a defendant is found to have acted in blatant disregard for your safety. Through a claim, a defendant may be fined as a form of punishment for overt negligence. These types of damages often are placed on a defendant to set an example for future cases and prevent anyone else from acting in a similar manner.
The amount of punitive damages varies from case to case. It depends on the level of how reckless or willful the defendant’s misconduct was.
Injured by a defective product in Houston? Call a Lawyer
Texas injury claims need a qualified lawyer. When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.
While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a Texas personal injury lawyer at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.
Who can be held liable in a defective product claim?
If you’re looking to file a defective product claim, you should be aware that there are numerous parties that may be held liable for your injuries. It’s important to get legal counsel for your Texas injury claim because defective product lawyers will be able to help you determine all the parties that may be legally responsible, and therefore, potential defendants in your Texas defective product case.
Determining the liable parties is a somewhat complex process. A key element in defective product claims is the chain of distribution, i.e., everyone who's involved in the product, all the way from the manufacturer down to the consumer.
There are several different types of parties that you may be able to name as defendants on your Texas injury claim:
- Manufacturers – there are various parties involved in manufacturing a product, all of which potentially could be held liable for your injuries, including parts manufacturers, design engineers, marketers, technical experts and other contracted consultants.
- Middlemen – any party involved with the product from the time it leaves the manufacturer to the time it reaches the consumer may be a viable party as well. This could include suppliers, wholesalers and distributors.
- Retailers – you also may be able to include the retail store where you purchased the product on your Texas defective product claim, but you’ll need to speak with your attorney to go over the details of your case to be certain.
If you decide to enlist the help of an attorney for your case, you can start by searching for experienced defective product lawyers on the State Bar of Texas website.
Contacting Texas Defective Product Lawyers
When you have experienced legal representation on your side, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.
While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have Texas defective product lawyers at The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll-free 1-844-301-KAHN.