If you have been injured while using a product, you may have a cause of action against the manufacturer of that product. The general term for this theory of recovery is, "product liability."
Negligence behind the wheel of a car can manifest itself in different ways. Any instance of driver negligence will involve a failure to observe a reasonable standard of care under the circumstances as they existed at the time of an accident.
If you have been following the news lately, or have perused our blog in the past, you are probably aware of the large-scale vehicle recalls that General Motors has undertaken in connection with allegedly defective ignitions. These recalls can lead to two questions regarding the legal theory of product liability:
Any nationally-recognized holiday is a time for celebration throughout the United States. In order to participate in all of the related activities for the particular event, Americans regularly flood the roads with their vehicles in ever increasing numbers so they can travel and see family and friends. But with the increased traffic on the roads and drivers leaving parties that regularly offer alcohol, a situation is created where holidays also become among the deadliest of days for motorists.
Any Texas resident can tell you that the highways and roads of this state can be dangerous places. Although most drivers operate their vehicles with concern for their own safety, and that of their fellow drivers, the sad truth is that accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Some of those accidents are caused by drivers that endanger others with their carelessness or errors behind the wheel.