The firm actively represents individuals injured by defective products. These include household products, medical products, construction products, and automotive products.
Due to Mr. Dippel’s background in defending the auto industry, he handles automotive product liability cases, including:
- SUV rollovers
- Tire de-treads
- Roof crush
- Unwanted acceleration
- Defective restraint systems
- Premature deployment of airbags
- Failure of airbags to deploy
- Door latch failures
These cases are expensive to develop because they require qualified expert engineers. Often, case development requires experts to replicate accident crashes through sophisticated vehicle crash testing. Only a limited number of lawyers in Texas have the trial experience and firm funding to personally handle cases of this type against the auto manufacturers.
While much of the firm’s reputation has developed in cases involving automotive products, Mr. Dippel continues to be involved in cases involving defective products in the home.
It is difficult to know when a product did, or did not, actually contribute to a serious injury. Many cases involve hidden design defects in which the manufacturer failed to make the product as safe as it should have.
An example of the firm’s work in this area involved the generic household crock pot. A young child was severely burned when the family’s crock pot slid on the counter top and spilled burning liquid across her chest, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expense and future surgery. Discovery ultimately revealed that accidents of this type were occurring across the country, and several manufacturers were refusing to adopt simple and inexpensive safety designs that would have prevented these tragic injuries to innocent children. The firm’s work, in part, resulted in a series of successful cases across the country, as well as improvements to some household products.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call The Law Offices of William Kenneth C. Dippel, P.C. at 972-866-9900 or contact Mr. Dippel online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if Mr. Dippel agrees to handle your case, the firm will work on a contingency fee basis, which means the firm gets paid for services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.