Can I claim damages for the product supplier's breach of warranty?

Laws in Florida allow you to sue those responsible for a faulty product to receive compensation for the damages you suffered due to your product-related injury.

In Florida, anyone in the supply chain of a faulty product can be held responsible for injuries caused by it. A breach of warranty means that a product doesn’t meet the standards of quality, performance, or condition promised by the manufacturer or the seller.

To sue for breach of warranty, you must be able to prove the following:

  • There is a valid express or implied warranty.
  • The purchased product doesn't correspond to the terms of the warranty.
  • Your injuries occurred due to the breach of warranty.

You may qualify for compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and emotional harms, such as pain and suffering, upon establishing these elements. Consulting an experienced product liability lawyer is of the essence, as a legal expert can asses your case under the state's laws and regulations and advise you of your legal options. With the help of a product liability attorney, you can be sure that the most appropriate course of action is followed, and you have maximal chances to win your case.

The two main types of product warranties

When you buy a product either directly from the manufacturer or through a retailer, you enter automatically into an agreement that the product will be of specific standards of quality and performance. If the purchased good doesn't meet the criteria, it may constitute a breach of warranty and give grounds for legal action on your behalf. There are two main types of warranties for a product:

  1. An express warranty is a specific assurance the producer or seller makes about the product's features. It can be a written or a verbal statement expressed through advertising or labeling. 
  2. An implied warranty is an assurance automatically imposed by Florida's Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). It guarantees the consumer that the purchased good can fulfill its intended purpose and meets merchantable quality. 
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