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If you were injured by a product, you may be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer and other responsible parties.

To sue, the injury that you sustained must be significant enough to merit a lawsuit. You can consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine if your injury meets this standard.

In addition, the injury you sustained must have been caused, at least in part, by a product defect. It is important to understand that in legal terms, there are different types of product defects.

One major type of product defect is a manufacturing defect, meaning that there was an error in the fabrication of the product. Another type of defect is a design defect, meaning that some part of the overall design of the product made it inherently dangerous. Finally, there are marketing defects. A product might, for example, lack warnings or instructions meant to be included with the product.

It is not important that you know which kind of defect contributed to your injury. An experienced defective products attorney can gather the necessary information to make that determination.

You may still be entitled to compensation even if you believe that you also contributed to your own injury in some way. The legal standard differs by state, but both Texas and Louisiana allow some plaintiffs who contributed to their own injury to recover damages if a defective product also contributed to the injury.

Defective products cases are subject to statutes of limitations. If you believe that you were injured by a defective product, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible for an evaluation of your case.

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