CONSUMER PRODUCT LIABILITY IN FLORIDA
WERE YOU INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE OR DANGEROUS PRODUCT? WE CAN HELP.
Claims about defective products can be made based on manufacturing or design defects or a failure to warn buyers about possible risks. If the result of these issues was injury or damage, you may be entitled to damages from either the manufacturer, the wholesaler, or the distributor (or a combination of all three).
Those damages may include:
- past medical expenses
- future medical expenses and hospital costs
- past and future loss of earnings
- general damages for pain and suffering.
If a defective product causes the death of your loved one, you may be entitled to the above damages, plus more to cover the loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and related costs.
At Pazos Law Group, we specialize in personal injury law and our team of product liability experts has extensive experience in handling product liability claims. We offer a free initial consultation and work on a “no win, no fee” basis.
THREE TYPES OF PRODUCT DEFECTS
- Manufacturing defects are those that occur in the manufacturing process and usually involve poor-quality materials or shoddy workmanship.
- Design defects occur where the product design is inherently dangerous or useless (and hence defective) no matter how carefully manufactured; this may be demonstrated either by showing that the product fails to satisfy ordinary consumer expectations as to what constitutes a safe product, or that the risks of the product outweigh its benefits.
- Failure-to-warn defects ( also know as Marketing defects) arise in products that carry inherent non-obvious dangers which could be mitigated through adequate warnings to the user, and these dangers are present regardless of how well the product is manufactured and designed for its intended purpose.
PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS PROCESS
Product liability claims are often complex, and each claim is unique. The investigation into the claim can be incredibly complicated, even just to identify who the responsible party is for your damages. You need an experienced product liability attorney who can conduct a through investigation.
- Review the nature of your injury
- Evaluate medical reports
- Examine the manufacturer’s production process
- Interview employees and managers
- Determine whether the defect exists in other products
- Consult with experts to examine and analyze the information
TYPES OF PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS
When you’re filing a product liability lawsuit, you can choose one of three or four possible types: negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and class action.
- Negligence: This type of case must prove carelessness in design or manufacturing that led to injuries.
- Strict Liability: This type of case operates under the theory of strict liability, which means that if a defect exists and that defect causes injury that the manufacturer is responsible for the damages.
- Breach of Warranty: This type of case claims that either the express of implied warranty about the product and its safety were not true.
- Class Action: These types of cases happen when a product defect damaged or injured a large number of people in the same way. In a class action suit, a small group of injured people is a representative for a far larger number (i.e. thousands or hundreds of thousands) when individual cases would likely cost more than the damages that they would yield.
LET THE PAZOS LAW GROUP’S TEAM OF PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEYS HELP!
If you’ve been hurt or experienced damages because of a defective product, you may have a product liability case on your hands. Talk to one of our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at Pazos Law Group. We will examine your case and provide you with an honest assessment of the likelihood of your case’s outcome. Our firm is experienced in Florida personal injury laws and statutes of limitations and will work with you to make this process less stressful.
We strive to treat you as an individual, rather than a case number. Pazos Law Group is proud to make a difference in people’s lives. Let us see what we can do for you and your situation.
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