Design Defects

Personal injury claims filed on the basis of product liability law most commonly involve design defects. Defectively designed products cause accidents that injure and kill numerous people each year. Some prominent examples that receive a great deal of media attention are those involving auto part defects. Improperly designed auto parts such as air bags, brakes, and tires are extremely dangerous and can lead to devastating car accidents.

There are a variety of other consumer products that can cause injuries and illnesses, all of which could have been prevented had the design been improved and not made available to the public. Stern Law Group is dedicated to helping victims injured by products with design defects file claims that will hold companies liable.

Elements of a Design Defect Claim

Title 4 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §82.005 establishes the rights of victims injured by defectively designed products and what victims' claims must entail. When making allegations that a design defect caused an injury, victims must prove that:

  • There was a safer alternative design other than the one used for the product
  • The defect caused an injury or death
  • An alternative design would have prevented or reduced the risk of an injury
  • An alternative design was technologically and financially feasible at the time of production

Depending on your case, there may also be numerous federal regulations and requirements that companies must adhere to when designing products. Their failure to do so can result in their liability to compensate injured victims. In order to establish these elements, it is essential that you work with an experienced legal team that has the resources and capability to conduct investigations and present strong evidence on your behalf.

Contact Our Firm for Legal Representation

Filing a product liability claim for allegations of a design defect is a difficult matter. In order to reach a successful outcome, evidence must be conclusively established and presented. In addition, you need a legal team that will stand up against large corporations that do everything in their power to deflect claims of negligence. Our legal team has recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and has handled a variety of product liability claims. We are also prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf and do whatever it takes to win. If you would like to discuss your case, then contact Stern Law Group today.