Dallas Defective Products Lawyers
Nationwide Representation for Explosions & Fires Caused by Defective Products
When manufacturers and distributors fail to design, produce, and sell reasonably safe products, innocent consumers and workers can be seriously hurt. Unfortunately, defective products cause countless fires and explosions every year in the United States, resulting in catastrophic bodily injury and death. When this happens, victims and/or their loved ones can take legal action to pursue maximum recovery.
At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, our defective product lawyers have helped clients successfully navigate product liability claims and recover fair compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. We have handled numerous high-profile personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of clients throughout Texas and the United States, holding those responsible accountable to help ensure others are not harmed by their egregious business decisions.
Examples of Defective Products That Commonly Cause Explosions & Fires
Any product with a flawed design or manufacturing defect poses risks to users, but some defective products have a higher risk of severely injuring or killing unsuspecting consumers, including:
- Electrical wiring and outlets
- Motor vehicle components, such as fuel lines and fluid reservoirs
- Gas-operated appliances, such as stoves, ranges, water heaters, and washing machines
- Lithium-ion batteries, cell phones, chargers, and personal electronic devices
- Commercial electronics, such as computer systems, wiring, and other electrical devices
- Vape pens and e-cigarettes
- Industrial tools, heavy machinery, and equipment
- Hazardous chemicals and other toxic substances
- Gas lines and fuel hoses
What Makes a Product Defective?
To be considered “defective,” a product must contain a flaw that renders it unreasonably unsafe for typical use. This does not mean that an inherently dangerous product is automatically defective. For example, a chainsaw is a dangerous item that can cause serious bodily injury if used improperly, but is typically safe under normal use.
There are three ways in which products can be defective:
- Defective Design: When a product has a flawed design that makes it unreasonably unsafe for typical use, this is known as a design defect. Examples include car tires that shred or blow out at highway speeds, power tools without protective safety shields, and medications with unreasonably dangerous side effects.
- Defective Manufacturing: Even when a product is properly designed, a flaw can be introduced during the production phase. This is known as a manufacturing defect, and examples include incorrectly installed seatbelts or airbags, contaminated food and beverage items, or children’s toys that easily break apart and present choking hazards.
- Defective Labeling/Marketing: Defective labeling/marketing occurs when a product lacks necessary safety labels, instructions, or warnings to make it safe for typical use or when a product is marketed for off-label use or uses that have not been properly tested. Examples include electronics that are missing electronic shock warnings or anti-nausea medications used to treat morning sickness despite not being tested for use in pregnant women.
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At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, we understand the devastating impact of serious explosions and fires. We have helped countless clients suffering from severe burns, scarring, disfigurement, and other catastrophic injuries fight for the fair compensation they deserved; we can help you get back on your feet and move forward with your life, too.
When you hire Lyons & Simmons, LLP, you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, we only collect attorney fees if/when we win your case. If we do not recover compensation on your behalf, you do not owe us a dime.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your defective product case with one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys: (844) 297-8898.
All entities involved in the creation and distribution of products are responsible for ensuring the general safety of the public. This means creating and selling products that are reasonably safe for ordinary use. When companies fail to uphold this duty to consumers, they can be held legally liable for injured parties’ resulting damages.
At Lyons & Simmons, LLP, our product liability lawyers can go over the details of your potential case with you during a free initial consultation. We are happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have and can begin gathering evidence to build a powerful case on your behalf.
If you were injured or if someone you love was killed in a fire or explosion caused by a defective product, we encourage you to reach out to our firm today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
There are several legal theories under which product liability cases can be brought:
- Strict Liability: Under the theory of strict liability, a manufacturer or distributor can be held liable for a defective product regardless of whether they acted negligently or wrongfully.
- Negligence: Under the theory of general negligence, victims of defective products must prove a manufacturer, distributor, or another party was negligent or acted wrongfully to bring a claim.
- Breach of Warranty: If a manufacturer, distributor, or another entity breaches an expressed or implied warranty to consumers, they can be held liable under breach of warranty.