What is a “failure to warn” in a case of product liability?

"Failure to warn" is the manufacturer's failure to adequately inform the public of the potential product risks.

Laws and measures protecting buyers from faulty products express that you have the right to expect a product to function correctly and not cause injury after you've purchased it. It implies that the manufacturer or marketing team must properly advise how to use the product and warn of potential faults.

"Failure to warn" is the omitted information about potential consumer risks considered "not obvious."

In Florida, a product defect is directly considered a negligent act, leaving the manufacturer or marketer liable for the consumer's resulting damages. 

A liability lawyer can assist you in receiving compensation for your damages

If you're a victim of a manufacturer's failure to warn of faulty goods or dangerous side effects, you are entitled to compensation for injuries. Product liability lawsuits are complex, so hiring a knowledgeable lawyer is wise. A product liability lawyer can help with the various aspects of your case while you can focus on resting and recovering:

  • Filing within the statute of limitations: Florida has a two-year statute for filing personal injury claims from the date of injury. 
  • Gathering evidence: injured parties must demonstrate that they were directly affected by the manufacturer's negligence. An attorney will collect and evaluate any relevant evidence, including photographs or video, medical records, or professional testimony. 
  • Fighting for a fair settlement: insurance companies tend to offer a low payment that likely won't cover your losses. A dedicated lawyer protects your interests with legal expertise and can file for a reevaluation or take your case to court if needed. 
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