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Defective Product Lawyers

We Hold Manufacturers Accountable for Unsafe Products

Manufacturing safety regulations in the United States are intended to assure the public that products that enter our marketplace are safe from dangerous defects. Unfortunately, the past several years have seen an erosion of product safety laws, as state legislatures and the U.S. Congress have given in to demands to relax safety standards. The result has been a dramatic increase in serious injuries and deaths resulting from defects and dangerous designs. Contact our team of Texas product liability lawyers for a case evaluation.


Laminack, Pirtle & Martines offer contingency fee arrangements to all of our clients ensuring justice is never hindered by financial constraints.

Product liability cases are the toughest to win. Courts have wrongly decided that a product that has passed government approval, such as the FDA, is safe for the consumer. We go to every length to prove that this isn't often the case. Products that test safely in the lab aren't necessarily safe for people. Richard N. Laminack (1950 - 2023)

Your Safety Matters Most - Our Unyielding Promise

At Laminack, Pirtle & Martines, we have built our reputation on helping people fight back and get fair compensation when they’ve suffered an injury caused by a defective product. Our senior trial attorneys are credited with securing the largest product liability jury award in U.S. history at the time of its bestowal. 

We have a deep understanding of the tactics used by major insurance corporations and manufacturers to safeguard their interests. Our track record speaks volumes: we have consistently secured full and fair settlements, as well as favorable jury verdicts for victims affected by their negligence.

Upholding the Pinnacle of Safety Standards

In the United States, product manufacturers and distributors are held to the most stringent safety standards in the world. If you've sustained an injury due to a faulty product, you have the right to pursue fair and just compensation for both your injuries and financial losses. Defective and unreasonably dangerous products can lead to serious injuries for people of all ages.

Luckily, product liability is a well-established part of the law. If you've suffered an injury, consulting with an adept Texas products liability attorney from Laminack, Pirtle & Martines is paramount to understanding your available options.

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Balancing Federal and State Regulations

While the federal government oversees certain aspects of consumer product safety, laws governing products liability litigation are dictated at the state level. Though the details of these laws vary from state to state, they share overarching principles that apply to:

Types of Product Defects

Design Defects

A design defect occurs when the manufacturer or producer fails to design the product so that it is safe for its intended use. Typically, the manufacturer could have used a safer alternative design to avoid foreseeable risk. This occurs when, for instance, a hammer is designed with a weak handle or a swing set is designed with an unstable base.

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects occur during the manufacturing process and have nothing to do with the design. Even if the design was perfect, poor manufacturing can undo proper safety measures. This can occur when a manufacturer uses the wrong materials or fails to use appropriate quality controls.

Marketing Defects

Marketing defects are the failure to warn of danger or instruct on proper use of a product. A product that is safe when the consumer knows how to use it can turn dangerous without the proper warnings. The manufacturer has a duty to warn users of non-obvious aspects that can make the product dangerous. A marketing defect can occur when the manufacturer fails to provide instructions to use a household cleaner only in well-ventilated areas or to wear gloves while using the cleaner.

When You Have

Been Injured

If you have been hurt by a defective or unreasonably dangerous product, please contact us for help. After you get medical attention for your injuries, it is important to keep the product that caused the injuries; if you keep the product, it will be easier to prove what kind of defect caused the problem. An experienced attorney will advise you on how to proceed. Contact Laminack, Pirtle & Martines in Houston, Texas, today to schedule a consultation with a products liability lawyer.

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