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

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

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.