Category Archives: Dangerous Products

Tips for An Accident Free Halloween in 2013

Halloween Safety Tips Provided by Texas Injury Lawyers at Barrus Law GroupEven in Texas, there is a nip in the air as Halloween is upon us.  For the kids, this is one of the most exciting times of the year – carving pumpkins, picking costumes, and of course – the loads of candy the come from trick-or-treating all add to the excitement of Halloween.  However, sadly, as a San Antonio injury lawyer, I have found that Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year, especially for our youngsters.  As such, the Barrus Law Group offers the following safety tips to keep you and your children safe this Halloween:

  1. Proper Supervision – while Halloween is a lot of fun for the kids, adults tend to party it up on Halloween night as well.  And unfortunately, many irresponsible drivers will choose to drink and drive on Halloween, especially in San Antonio, which has an unusually high number of drunk driving related accidents each year.  As parents it’s important to keep our youngsters safe by offering proper supervision during trick-or-treating.  Keeping children inside of residential areas, and shuttling them across busy roadways is one way to help keep the kiddos safe.

FAQ: Can I Be Compensated for Personal Injuries Caused by a Defective Product?

San Antonio Defective Products Injury LawyersWritten on behalf of personal injury attorney, Stacey M. Barrus, founder of the Barrus Law Group, PLLC.

As a San Antonio personal injury lawyer, there are certain questions that I get asked time and time again.  One of these questions involves products liability, specifically, under what circumstances can an injured person be compensated for injuries resulting from a defective product.

Products liability is an area of personal injury law that deals with holding manufacturers and distributors of dangerous products liable for injuries caused by those defective products.  Generally, a product is considered “defective” if the product is unreasonably dangerous when used for its intended purpose.  However, the principles behind products liability cases are much more complex than they may seem, and determining what is “unreasonably dangerous” means is often an area of confusion and frustration for courts, victims, and dangerous product lawyers alike.

The Legal Principles Behind Product Liability Laws

Under the “common law,” which are the laws that were handed down from old English courts, and have been adopted in some form or fashion by most states, the purchase and sale of a product was a contractual and commercial venture, thus the only parties that had a right to sue for damages were the parties to the transaction.  As such, it made it impossible for injured victims to sue manufacturers for defective products, because the injured person didn’t purchase the defective or dangerous product from the manufacture directly, but rather through a seller.