Each year, hundreds of people are seriously injured by defective and unsafe products. Manufacturer’s negligence and design defects cause these serious injuries. In Florida, product liability law gives you the right to be compensated by the manufacturer of these defective products.
A defective product could be found in your car (air bag or seat belt), a child’s toy, or perscription drugs that cause dangerous side effects. In order to present a product liability claim, an experienced attorney must hire experts who can provide credible reports and testimony to prove a product is defective.
WHAT IS A DEFECTIVE OR UNSAFE PRODUCT?
A defective or unsafe product is a product that is on the market that causes injury to a consumer.
There are many types of defective products on the market. Here are a few examples:
Defective Air Bag
ELEMENTS OF PRODUCT LIABILITY
In order to have a successful liability claim, your attorney must prove that the defect is a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or improper and inadequate warning of danger known to the manufacturer or seller.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
Seek medical attention first. Then contact a personal injury lawyer who has experience prosecuting product liability claim. Do not wait too long as evidence can disappear or be altered.
WHAT TYPE OF DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER?
- Monetary Damages
- Lost Time from Work
- Pain and Suffering
The amount of money you may recover in a defective product claim will depend on the facts of your specific case as well as the extent of your injuries.
CAN ANYONE ELSE BE RESPONSIBLE BESIDES THE MANUFACTURER?
The manufacturer or seller of a product may be held responsible for a defect in a product. A repairer of a product could also be responsible as well.
For additional information regarding product liability claims, contact the Law Offices of Randy C. Botwinick.