El Paso Defective Products


Consumers across El Paso place their confidence in manufacturers every day when they buy household items and products with the expectation that the product will perform as intended. Unfortunately, for far too many consumers, this confidence is betrayed when a seemingly ordinary product fails to perform as intended and causes serious injuries.

At the Ammons Law Firm, our product liability team has helped El Paso residents hold multi-national corporations liable for injuries caused by defective products for over thirty years. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product that you believe is defective, we can help you.

What is a Product Liability Law, and How is it Proved?

Product liability is a body of the law that holds manufacturing companies responsible for injuries caused by a defective product. While the parameters of this topic are complex, the general idea is simple: manufacturers must produce products that are not unreasonably dangerous for the ordinary consumer of the product.

One of the critical distinctions between the law of product liability and the law of negligence is the standard of care. Under the law of negligence, an injured victim can only recover from the responsible party by proving the responsible party’s actions fell below a threshold standard of care. Alternatively, under the law of product liability, the law is not concerned with the corporation’s actions during production. Instead, a corporation is strictly liable for all injuries caused by a product when the product is proven defective. An injured victim is entitled to compensation for all injuries caused by a product when:

  • The product is defective
  • The product’s defect is the cause of the injury complained of
  • The injury occurred while using the product as intended

Thus, under the law of product liability, a corporation that takes every conceivable precaution to produce the safest product on the market is still liable for harm caused by that product when the product is defective.

Proving a product is defective is a highly complicated process that requires trained lawyers and industry experts. The Ammons Law Firm is a nationally recognized product liability firm that helps residents of El Paso recover from manufacturers for injuries caused by defective products. When a defective product injures you or a loved one, the Ammons Law Firm will hold the appropriate parties responsible and ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law.

  • $82.5 Million Plant Explosion

    Ammons’ client was attempting to start a hot oil heater when the heater exploded. A day later, the man died, leaving behind a widow and three minor children.

  • $48.2 Million Workplace Injury & Wrongful Death

    The Ammons Law Firm secured settlements on behalf of families affected by a massive explosion that killed two construction workers and injured four others.

  • $37.5 Million Product Defect

    The Ammons Law Firm recovered $37,500,000 on behalf of a client who was seriously injured by a defective vehicle.

  • $33 Million Tire Defect

    A defective tire resulted in a head-on collision that led to the death of a beloved community leader in 2013.

  • $27.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury

    A vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck causing a vehicle to rollover.


Common Product Defects in El Paso

Under product liability law, a manufacturer is responsible for injuries caused by a product when the product is defective in its design, manufacturing, or marketing.

Defectively Designed Products

A product is defective in its design when it is defective in the condition the manufacturer intended the product to be created. Examples of design defects include:

  • Children’s products that contain choking hazards or other dangerous attributes
  • Safety products like helmets that cannot withstand basic impact
  • Medicine that fails to treat the intended illness
  • Unstable structures like tables or chairs
  • Mechanical defects in appliances, vehicles, and tools

With a design defect, it must be shown that the product’s actual design is defective, and because of the defective design, an injury occurred. A trained El Paso legal professional can identify design defects and help you recover the financial assistance you need to move forward from a life-changing injury.

Defectively Manufactured Products

Arguably the most pervasive product defects are manufacturing defects. A manufacturing defect occurs when a mistake in the manufacturing process renders a product defective. A manufacturing defect can happen for several reasons, such as poor-quality controls in the manufacturing process, use of sub-standard materials during the manufacturing process, or manufacturing error. Examples of manufacturing defects include:

  • Tires produced with sub-standard materials
  • Piping or other bolts cross-threaded during production
  • Electrical units with faulty grounding
  • Contaminated food or drugs

An easy way to distinguish between a manufacturing defect and a design defect is by asking if the defect would exist if the manufacturer had assembled the product correctly. A design defect will generally affect every product of the same design, whereas a manufacturing defect affects only a limited number of the produced product.

Defectively Marketed Products

The third and final type of product defect results when a manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions on the proper use of a product. Manufacturers are generally responsible for marketing defects when they fail to warn consumers of dangers not obvious in the product’s intended use. Examples of defectively marketed products include:

  • Medicine without proper warnings of dosage or side effects
  • Household cleaning supplies without adequate handling instructions
  • Advertisements that encourage the improper use of the product

As with all defective product claims, the injury caused by the product must have been preventable had the manufacturer provided proper warning or instruction.

Is the Manufacturer of a Defective Product Responsible for my Injuries?

Defective products cause life-altering injuries every day across El Paso and the state of Texas. Like other bodies of personal injury law, when a defective product injures you, the party responsible for your injuries must compensate you for the harm you sustained. This includes both economic and non-economic damages.

The attorneys at the Ammons Law Firm work hard to ensure our clients recover every cent of compensation they are entitled to under the law. This tenacity has helped our firm recover over one-billion dollars for injured victims in El Paso and across the nation.

Contacting an El Paso Product Liability Lawyer

The Ammons Law Firm has represented residents of El Paso in product liability claims for over thirty years and has successfully held the nation’s largest manufacturers liable for defective products. Our team of trained product liability lawyers has the experience needed to identify a defective product and the resources necessary to hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.

When you need a law firm that you can trust and a team that you can count on, you call the Ammons Law Firm.

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Why Choose Us?

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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