Product liability claims are nothing new in the United States. They are generally filed by consumers who have had a bad experience at the fault of a company or faulty product. These cases help companies stay at the top of their game when it comes to quality and safety. If an American consumer experiences anything less than that, they have the right (and even the responsibility, some would say) to file a claim.
If you ever used a product and it hurt you or your family then you can call a personal injury lawyer to have them find the negligent party. Products liability is dangerous, because you'll often see large companies who look to decrease costs by using dangerous materials. This is prevalent in the toy industry, and because kids put toys in their mouths, these companies are required to use materials that won't hurt the children.
When you buy something you expect it to work. That unfortunately is not always the case. Products may have defects or other problems that aren't discovered until well after they have been sold. Consumers aren't aware of the problems until they are harmed or if a recall is made public. This is a scary situation, especially when some of those defects can cause death.
The explosion at the West Fertilizer plant last month that killed 15 and injured 200 has Texas residents revisiting liability issues and insurance questions, according to the Dallas Morning News. Karl Magenheimer runs a family business that rents out bounce houses for events, and Texas law requires him "to carry at least $1 million in...