Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about our firm and our approach by reviewing these frequently asked questions:
Why Should I Hire A Business/Tort Litigation Attorney?
The legal nuances and complexities of business and tort disputes create additional challenges – especially if you run a large company. An attorney can provide value by ensuring you handle disputes effectively, correctly and legally, which can save you time and money long-term.
Learn more about our experience and approach to business cases by visiting our business law page.
What Is Tort Law And Why Am I Facing Tort Litigation?
Tort law refers to the personal harm of one party allegedly caused by another. The harm can be physical, emotional or financial. In tort lawsuits, the wrongdoing by the accused party is typically unintentional. However, the injured party may still sue the accused to seek compensation.
The accused party often faces a lawsuit for their alleged negligence. A tort litigation attorney can help you tell your side of the story and seek limits against potential financial losses.
Learn more about these disputes and our approach to them by visiting our tort litigation page.
What Is A Product Liability Lawsuit?
Product liability lawsuits occur when a consumer takes legal action against a company, claiming that their product caused them harm due to a manufacturer defect. Consumers often seek some form of compensation from a product liability lawsuit, including in the form of economic or emotional damages.
These types of lawsuits can be timely and expensive to engage in. That’s why it’s crucial to have experienced legal counsel on your side who can advocate for your best interests.
What Is The Difference Between Product Liability And Personal Injury?
While the two areas overlap, the main difference between product liability and personal injury cases is that personal injury cases do not assign injury directly to an object. Product liability disputes often stem from a person getting physically or mentally injured by a product due to a manufacturer defect or error.
Do Business And Tort Disputes Overlap?
Because businesses sell products or provide services, there are many reasons your business could find itself in a tort dispute. Here are a few examples:
- Loved ones of a person killed in a truck crash sue the trucking company for wrongful death because one of their truck drivers was involved in the collision.
- A family sues a toy company after a parent claims they injured themselves after stepping on their child’s action figure.
- A customer sues a large electronics chain after they were hit by a car in their parking lot.
Deans Stepp Law has been handling business and tort overlap dispute for nearly two decades and can effectively represent you in and out of court. Call us at our Dallas office today at 214-572-1957 to learn more.
Is It Possible To Settle My Case Out Of Court?
Yes, it is possible to settle your case out of court. While Deans Stepp Law has the experience and the skills necessary to represent you in a civil trial, we also understand that you may not wish to spend time and money in court. We are willing to engage in other forms of dispute resolution. However, as every situation is different, litigation may be an effective option for resolving your case.