Product Liability

Product manufacturers abuse our trust by designing, manufacturing, distributing and selling faulty and dangerous products. Retailers abuse that trust by marketing and selling dangerous products and failing to document, report and recall defective products. Government regulators can only do so much to force corporations to make safe products and promptly correct safety concerns. Too often, negligent and unscrupulous manufacturers, distributors and retailers view product safety as nothing more than an accounting decision and continue producing dangerous products rather than pay the expense of pricy recalls. When manufacturers and retailers refuse to take responsibility, Farrar & Ball trial lawyers are prepared to represent individuals injured by dangerous products.

Victims of dangerous or defective products can end up with physical injuries, which can sometimes be disfiguring and debilitating. Victims may also suffer emotional trauma and financial challenges, so injured victims may wonder about legal options and help after they have suffered a product liability injury.

Farrar & Ball’s trial team employs nationally respected engineering and technical experts to examine products and determine the cause of a failure. This includes identifying and proving poor quality and workmanship. When it’s time to stand up in front of judges and juries, our experienced trial lawyers are able to communicate these often highly technical issues using multimedia demonstrative evidence that shows, rather than tells, jurors exactly what happened and why. It’s too easy for corporations to ignore government regulators. In those cases, we take an aggressive approach to product liability lawsuits and seek full compensation for the injuries caused by dangerous products and the lack of concern displayed by corporations.

Our aggressive approach to product liability litigation ensures that manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers are accountable when their products cause serious and fatal injuries. The Farrar & Ball trial team has successfully prosecuted lawsuits involving injuries caused by defective tires, automotive products, seat restraints, toys and baby products, and drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Common product liability claims include design and manufacturing defects and failure to adequately warn users of foreseeable dangers. In Texas and many other states, manufacturers and retailers face “strict liability” for product defects that injure a third party. Under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 82, manufacturers and retailers can be held liable for injuries even if the injuries were not caused by the manufacturer’s or retailer’s negligence.

Video & Visuals

Tire Demo without Nylon Wedge

This video animation demonstrates how steel belts inside a tire without a nylon wedge can generate dangerous amounts of friction. Learn More

Michelin Tire Recommendations

Corporate tire industry video documents safety concerns when two new tires are mounted on back of vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Belt Wedge

This demonstrative evidence video animation is used to show jurors the components of a tire and illustrates how tires without “belt wedges” can generate dangerous friction between the steel belts. Learn More

Modern Tire Diagram

This demonstrative evidence image shows a cross section of a modern tire with liners, belts, nylon overlay and undertread. Learn More

Replacing Tires Guidelines

Corporate tire industry video explains safety and performance issues when only two tires are replaced on a vehicle, and how vehicle handling is affected by placement of tires. Learn More

Tread Separation Test

Video created by Carr Engineering Inc. to document a tread separation test with a Ford Explorer. Test shows that even an expert driver with knowledge that a tread separation event is imminent still cannot maintain control of the vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Nylon Over Wrap

A video animation used as demonstrative evidence to illustrate for jurors the components of a tire, including belts, liners and tread base. This animation demonstrates how two belt liners rubbing together can create friction that leads to tire failure. Learn More

Ford Explorer Crash Testing

Short video documenting an SUV on a test track flipping and rolling, then crashing into a guard rail. Learn More

Nylon Safety Strips

Demonstrative evidence illustration used to explain to jurors the components of a tire designed with nylon safety strips in addition to steel belts. Learn More

Nylon Safety Belt

Side-by-side demonstrative evidence used to explain to jurors the differences between a cap ply tire with a nylon safety belt compared to a traditional steel-belted tire. Learn More

Mercury Mountaineer Tire Testing

Demonstrative evidence showing three different camera angles of a 2001 Mercury Moutaineer performing a controlled maneuver with a defective tire. Learn More

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