Product Liability
Martin Walker Law Firm


All too often, companies cut corners in their products’ designs or manufacturing processes which can lead to property damage, personal injury, or even death. As a consumer, you have the right to expect any product you buy will be safe to use. Companies that fail to uphold their obligation to responsibly manufacture and market their products can be held liable for any injuries that result.

 

If you have or someone you know has been the victim of a faulty or dangerous product you may have the right to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

How can I tell if I have a case?

There are three basic requirements that need to be fulfilled before bringing a Product Liability lawsuit:

  • The product must have had a defect or been otherwise unsafe to use.
  • The problem with the product must have existed before it was released by the manufacturer.
  • It was the defective product that directly harmed you or your property.

A product does not have to be obviously broken or dangerous for a manufacturer to be held liable. Unclear usage instructions, a lack of proper warnings, ill responsible product marketing, or unforeseen dangers resulting from a product’s design can also be grounds for a liability case.

Do I need an attorney?

Often times you do. Because product liability cases involve proving a product was defective with regard to its individual product field while also dealing with complex compensation claims, it is advised that you seek a law firm that has proven experience with product defect lawsuits. At Martin Walker Law, we have successfully handled numerous Product Liability cases, including:

Defective Saddle
We helped a man who was injured when the saddle on his horse failed causing him to fall. The manufacturer failed to make the saddle’s harness according to it’s own design specifications and faulty quality control procedures allowed the dangerous product to reach one of their customers causing serious injury requiring surgery.
SAFETY HARNESS FAILURE
We helped the family of a man whose safety equipment failed as he worked on a tower allowing him to tragically fall to his death.
Fire Truck- Verdict in Gregg County Texas
Martin Walker P.C. obtained a verdict against the manufacturer of a platform fire truck in the amount of $800,750.00. The family of a firefighter killed in the line of duty sued the manufacturer alleging a design defect, a marketing defect, negligence and gross negligence. The Jury found in favor of the family and held the company responsible under all four causes of action. The manufacturer demonstrated the 95 foot platform to the local fire department and did not require the use of safety belts while the metal enclosed bucket was in the air. During an initial training exercise, two firefighters were thrown out of the defectively designed doors of the platform bucket. Although required by law and company policy, there were no warnings given by the manufacturer in the bucket or during actual demonstrations conducted by the company.
Revolving Door
We helped the family of an elderly woman who died as a result of a traumatic brain injury she suffered when she was struck by a defective automatic revolving door. The case was settled for a confidential sum.
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an undetectable killer. We represented a day care janitor who was killed by CO emitted from a defective floor buffer that lacked a needed dead man’s switch or CO converter. The case was settled for a confidential amount after two days of evidence presentation.