Pretty much any item found in the home has the potential to cause consumer injury or, in some tragic circumstances, consumer death. Everything from the step ladder a person might use to stand on while changing a light bulb to the light bulb itself, a defective product can prove to be a dangerous item.
Consumers are protected to some extent by laws requiring manufacturers of dangerous children’s toys and any other dangerous product to notify consumers and, when appropriate, issue a product recall. Sometimes, however, a negligent manufacturer might issue insufficient warning about a defective auto part or other defective product that result in a consumer injury.
Under such circumstances, a consumer might have a right to file a lawsuit against a negligent manufacturer to recover compensation for an injury attributable to a dangerous product. A consumer must be diligent in pursuing the claim, because of the statute of limitations in Texas.
The statute of limitations places a time limit on how long a person has within which to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller of a defective product. Failure to file the claim within the time specified by the statute of limitations may result in loss of the right to sue for damages.
A consumer living in Bexar, Texas, has only two years from the date of being injured by a dangerous product to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, seller or other party who might be liable for causing the injury. There might be situations in which the time to commence a lawsuit could be calculated differently, so it is crucial that someone suffering a consumer injury contact a personal injury attorney for legal advice and guidance as soon after the injury is discovered as possible.