Can I Sue for a Defective Product If I’m Not Injured?
If you have purchased a product that you think is defective, you may be interested to find out if you have any legal options available to you. No matter how dangerous or defective a product was, the answer is that you may not have a viable lawsuit if you didn’t suffer injuries. This is because in a successful lawsuit there are four elements and one of them is missing. A defective product attorney from Lassiter Law Firm can help you to explore your options.
Basics of Defective Product Lawsuits
In order to have a valid defective product lawsuit, you must meet four elements. These are needed to file the lawsuit, but to be awarded a judgement too. The four elements are:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care: This means that the manufacturer of the product must make sure that all of their products are safe. They also must perform quality control checks to make sure they are free of defects prior to their release.
- Breach of said duty: Once you can prove that they owed you a duty of care, you must prove that their allowed the defective product to injure you and other consumers. This could be because of a poor design or not using quality control checks.
- Injuries occurred due to the breach of duty: You must show that this breach of duty caused the injuries that you have sustained. When you have no injury, it’s nearly impossible to prove that there was a breach of duty.
- Damages occurred: Because you were injured, you suffered damages such as medical costs, lost wages and so on. If you don’t have a physical injury, you have no compensation other than the cost of the product, which doesn’t warrant a personal injury lawsuit.
Call to Schedule a Consultation With Product Liability Attorneys
At Lassiter Law Firm, our Houston, TX product liability attorneys understand what warrants a personal injury lawsuit. We work hard to get our clients the maximum compensation that they deserve as a result of their injuries. If you are not sure of your status as to whether you have been injured with a product that was defective, you need to call us now. We have attorneys on hand who specialize in product liability, and can review your case with you to answer any of these important questions for you right now. To learn more about what we can do for your case and to file a product liability lawsuit, call our professional team today at (713)521-0104.