Houston Product Defect Attorneys

The Ammons Law Firm attorneys have the technical knowledge, experience and subject expertise in Product Liability Litigation.

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Houston Product Defect Attorneys

The Ammons Law Firm attorneys have the technical knowledge, experience and subject expertise in Product Liability Litigation.

SEE RESULTS

Houston Product Defect Attorneys

The Ammons Law Firm attorneys have the technical knowledge, experience and subject expertise in Product Liability Litigation.

SEE RESULTS

Houston Product Defect Attorneys

Consumers are at their most vulnerable when they trust in the safety of the products on store shelves. Yet, every single day people are injured and killed when product designers, manufacturers, and sellers across many industries focus on profit and stock price at the expense of product safety. At The Ammons Law Firm, our Houston product defect attorneys and staff have successfully pursued many cases against negligent companies to fairly compensate those who have suffered because of their defective products.

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The Houston product defect lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm handle cases nationwide, helping victims and their families to recover compensation from severe injuries after a product defect injury.

We help victims of oil rig and gas explosions recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

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Common Product Defects

We have extensive experience in fighting for product defect victims.

Defective product cases in which people have been seriously injured and killed apply to industrial, medical, consumer, entertainment and recreational products. We can help your family find results that will bring relief for any of the following:

  • Auto defects including tire failures and SUV rollover susceptibility, vehicle roofs that crush on impact, vehicle design flaws leading to post-collision fires, defective seat belts and seat backs, airbags, and defects causing sudden acceleration.
  • ATV rollovers, with dangers associated most often with Yamaha Rhino models but also a concern with many other all terrain vehicle (ATV) models
  • Unsafe drugs and medical devices including Paxil, Seroquel, Reglan, Levaquin, Yaz, Gadolinium, Fentanyl pain patches and dangerous diet drugs and supplements
  • Toys and other child products – including toys containing lead or harmful chemicals, toys that pose a risk of choking and strangulation, combustible clothing, and defective strollers, child safety seats, cribs and bassinets
  • Household and electronic products including water heaters, space heaters and laptop/notebook computers that pose risks of a fire, explosion or severe electrical burns, as well as electrocution
  • Food for humans and pets including the recent pet food recall, and eColi tainted vegetables, meat and fruits

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall tens of thousands of products each year because of defects that make them unsafe.
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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

In a recent LA Times article it was revealed that even after a food recall, the tainted product often remains in grocery store shelves. Store managers routinely fail to recover all of the product recalled and, according to experts, sometimes even leave tainted foods in stores, putting consumers at risk of becoming ill from potentially deadly foodborne pathogens. In 2009, for instance, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture was involved in 59 recalls in which the amount of food sought and recovered was known, 56 came up short of the amount they identified as potentially tainted or produced at a time when factory controls were lax.

Two of those efforts highlight how far short recalls can fall. Last July 2010, a Denver processor announced a recall of more than 460,000 pounds of ground beef tied to a salmonella outbreak but recovered only 119,000 pounds. In October a New York processor announced a recall of 545,000 pounds of ground beef tied to an outbreak of E. coli; it recovered 795 pounds, according to the USDA.

Because recalls are described as voluntary, some experts say the owners of supermarkets, especially smaller stores, can mistakenly believe it is acceptable to leave recalled products on the shelves.

And while the federal government publishes notices about recalls, it depends on the news media, manufacturers and retailers to spread the news. Many consumers are unaware a product has been recalled.

Some supermarkets and big-box stores, such as Costco, use the information they have compiled about customers to notify shoppers who have purchased recalled products, in some instances even telephoning them to warn them about potentially tainted food.

But others do not, which food safety and consumer advocates find frustrating.

“The companies take your information for marketing, but they won’t contact you in a recall,” said Donna Rosenbaum of the food safety group Safe Tables Our Priority, or STOP. “As far as I’m concerned, that’s just wrong to market to consumers – to use all that information for profit – but not to then protect their health.”

A spokesman for Jewel-Osco’s corporate parent said relying on the media, posting shelf notices and making sure store employees are prepared to answer customers’ questions all have worked with recalls in the past.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About product defect injuries

To learn if you do indeed have a personal injury case the first step is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer . In general, you and your personal injury attorney will have to prove three things in order to recover in a personal injury case: that you suffered damages, that the defendant was negligent, and that the defendant’s negligence caused your damages. Even if you have a valid claim, though, your personal injury attorney will have to investigate whether or not you would be able to collect on your claim. If the other party does not have insurance or other assets, then it may be that you have a valid claim but will not be able to collect on it.

First, look for a law firm that has experience working with and winning the kind of case you will be pursuing. Whether you are the victim of an SUV rollover, post-collision fire or product defect you deserve an attorney who knows how to win for you. Some personal injury lawyers have never seen the inside of a courtroom. The insurance companies know this and don’t want fair settlements. At The Ammons Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have a record of winning. Rob Ammons is board certified in personal injury law in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is individually rated “AV” by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the directory’s highest rating. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of others, call The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.

The monetary value of your personal injury claim depends on any number of issues. For instance, a case’s value is influenced by the nature and extent of your personal injuries; the amount of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other financial losses; pain and suffering; and present and future disability. However, even taking those conditions into consideration there are significant differences in the amount of money a plaintiff can expect to actually collect. This is based on the amount of coverage offered by an insurance company, or the assets of the defendant. Other factors influencing collection including any partial fault on the part of the injured person, the amount of time the victim(s) choose(s) to spend with litigation versus a quick settlement. There is no way for any personal injury attorney to accurately predict the value of any personal injury case. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to consider the particular factors that weigh into your case and give you an overall picture of what to expect in general terms.

The primary goal of most insurance companies is to protect their bottom line- not your particular interests. The lifeblood of any insurance company is to take in as many premiums as they can while paying out as few claims as they can. Many insurance company employees are trained to minimize or deny your claim as quickly as possible. Representatives from insurance companies use a variety of tools to do this sometimes even pretending to be on your side and want to help you get your claim resolved quickly. A good personal injury lawyer will negotiate with the insurance companies as your representative and either work with-or against-them depending on what your claim needs.

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