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What Is Product Liability; What Is A Product Liability Lawsuit and Can They Be Brought As a Texas Class Action Suit When A Person’s Individual Damages Are Not Large?

Merchandise, used as intended, shouldn’t hurt you or your property. This is a plain and simple declarative statement. It is true and no individual should question it. But, imagine if an item injures me or harms a consumer or their property? In the United States, if a product damages people or damages property, its maker is totally accountable for the harm the merchandise induced. Product Liability is the legal responsibility of companies, marketers, stores along with other resellers of faulty products. Legal cases submitted in opposition to these entities for damage and harm cause by defective products are called Product Liability lawsuits.

Frequently people think that the lawyer fee they would owe to go after their lawsuits about faulty products will be too large to justify hiring a lawyer. Additional times customers think that hiring experts to examine their claims will be so costly they couldn’t afford to follow their lawsuits concerning defective products. The answer to both issues lies in pursuing these lawsuits as class action claims.

In a class action one or a few individuals who own defective products that were sold to many sue on behalf of themselves and all other people that purchased the same product. The person who files the lawsuit, who is named in the suit, is called the class representative. He/she “represents” all of the other product owners, the “class members,” who are collectively referred to as the “class.”

Lawyers who would not agree to represent one or a few owners that purchased a faulty product will agree to speak for a consumer that is prepared to be a “class representative” who is willing to act in a representative capacity on account of all of the other product owners. Attorneys specializing in class actions usually advance the costs and expert witness fees needed to advance the class’ claims.

Lawyers that stand for classes of customers are compensated by the company that is sued, the defendant, either from the settlement common fund, or pursuant to agreement, all of which is susceptible to the Court acceptance.

Examples of Texas product liability or defective product class actions include the following:

Frontload Washers: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Bosch, Siemens, Maytag, Whirlpool, Samsung, LG
Residential Windows: International, Merzon, Champagne, Viking, Pella & Marvin
Computers: Apple, HP & Dell
Tires: Bridgestone Tire
Roof Tiles: Monier, LifeTile, MonierLifeTile, US Tile, Pioneer, GAF
Microwave Ovens: General Electric

Nearly every product sold to a purchaser which is faulty and has or is considerably prone to cause injury to a person or property damage can be sued in a product liability lawsuit.

Most states have consumer protection laws that restrict a company from making misrepresentations or disguising information regarding a products characteristics, uses, benefits, sponsorship, approvals, quality, grade or standard. Examples of this are “Our windows won’t leak,” “Your clothes will be cleaner, smell fresher and look brighter after you use a (insert manufacturer’s name) frontload washer” or “After you install a (insert manufacturers name) roof, you’l never need another one.”

Consumers have rights, albeit more limited than you’d probably think. These rights can be asserted against manufacturers, suppliers and web-based companies that make misrepresentations and omissions. This is true whether or not the misrepresentation or omission is about an affordable product or service. In the context of a class action small and fairly large individual damages can be restored against large corporations.

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