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From cars to toys to medications, many consumer products released each year come with dangerous hidden risks. Defective products may just not do the job they were marketed for—or they can cause serious injuries and medical conditions. Anyone who has been harmed by the latter type of accident deserves the chance to find justice and hold the company or companies involved accountable.
At Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP in Houston, we focus on using the law to have a positive impact on the world. When it comes to defective products, this means hitting companies where it hurts—in the pocketbook. Not only does this provide a strong incentive for companies to pull problematic products off the marketplace, but it also helps you secure sufficient compensation to cover your treatment and other losses associated with your injury. Fighting negligent companies in court is not easy, but with our unique science and engineering background and the ethic of teamwork that is baked into everything we do, our lawyers are prepared to build a strong case and fight for you until the very end.
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Hardly any company has sole control over its products from conception to sale. Companies may outsource manufacturing, partner with distributors, and bring in other third-party vendors—any of whom may be responsible for a dangerous defect. Therefore, the first step in filing a case is figuring out who is to blame for the malfunction. A product liability case may cite:
- Defective Design: The product is poorly thought-out or does not including current and commonly accepted safety measures.
- Manufacturing Defects: The product was made with substandard materials or shoddily constructed.
- Defective Marketing: The product was marketed for unsafe uses or purposes, or its packaging did not contain sufficient warnings.
Determining who to hold liable in your claim requires a thorough understanding not only of what went wrong but of why the malfunction happened in the first place. Our team is ideally situated to investigate your accident and the faulty product.
America’s laws protect consumers, allowing anyone injured by a defective product to file a claim. As long as you can prove you were using the product in a reasonable manner when it malfunctioned and you sustained losses (including injuries, property damage, or other costs) because of this, you have the right to file a claim against a negligent designer, manufacturer, or distributor. Product liability cases cover a broad range of product-related harms. Here are some of the cases our team is prepared to assist you with.
Founding attorney Charles “Chip” Houssiere wasn’t always a lawyer: After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in math, physics, and chemistry, he went to work for NASA. Chip’s work served astronauts in Apollo, Skylab, and the Soviet’s Soyuz missions. He continued to work on Skylab while in law school.
Chip’s unique background means he is truly a tier above other lawyers. While other law firms must rely on expert consultants to explain and testify regarding the engineering concepts a product liability claim involves, we have the technical understanding to present directly to a judge and jury if needed. Chip’s past work and continued participation in national engineering and chemical societies mean we also have access to top experts who can lend their credibility to a claim.
Filing a product liability claim often means taking on a national or multinational corporation. These companies have deep pockets and strong legal teams who will do everything they can to stop a complaint from progressing. For the best chance of success, you need a firm with significant resources, strong litigators, and a deep understanding of the issues under debate. Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP can give you all three.
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Our team isn’t just trusted throughout Houston to handle complex product liability claims—we’re trusted by judges and law firms nationwide for the knowledge we bring to these cases. Our team has been serving injury victims for more than 40 years, and in that time, we’ve returned millions dollars to the individuals and families who needed it most.
Please reach out to our firm if you or a loved one were injured by a defective product. You deserve a top-tier legal representative to help maximize your compensation and hold the company behind the defective good accountable. Our lawyers are here to listen to your story and help you understand your rights.
Start your product liability claim today by calling us at (800) 914-2894 for a free consultation. Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP serves clients in Houston and beyond.
- Our scientific background gives us unique insight into medical-related cases, allowing us to oppose the defense effectively.
- When you hire our firm, you get a team of attorneys and support staff working together to build the best possible case.
- We have fought alongside thousands of clients, helping to secure hundreds of millions of dollars since 1981.