When a defective product causes you injury, you will need to consult with a product liability attorney. This area of law can get quite complex and be impossible to navigate on your own. Joe Knows Law always wants to keep clients informed about their case and the process at large. Here are terms that you should become familiar with when it comes to product liability in Dallas.
This is a defect in the design of the product from the very beginning. This type of defect occurs even before manufacturing. The design of the product itself is what makes it inherently dangerous. For example: a saw blade without proper protective covers.
This is a defect that occurs during the course of manufacturing or assembly of the product. For example: a connection piece was not fitted correctly, which caused a product to come apart and injure the user.
This is a flaw in the advertising or marketing of a particular product. This would be an inadequate warning or insufficient instruction on how to use the product. For example: If a product heats up upon use and could burn a user of the product, there should be a warning that puts the consumer on notice.
Res Ipsa Loquitur
This is a legal doctrine that shifts the burden of proof to the defendants. Directly translated, “the thing speaks for itself” which means that the defective product would not exist unless there was some sort of negligence along the way. The plaintiff would only need to prove that the product was defective, not that the manufacturer was negligent.