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From a product liability lawsuit, you can recover economic damages, which can include medical care, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of services provided for the family, and noneconomic damages, which usually include pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages can also be awarded in certain cases.
Manufacturing companies, distributors, and sellers can be held responsible based on the theory of negligence, strict liability or breach of warranty.
Plaintiffs can recover compensation for their economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include a wide range of expenses associated with the injury. Most often they include:
When establishing economic losses, an attorney will work together with medical experts and other specialists to determine the long-term costs of the injury.
Non-economic damages include losses that cannot be quantified. The most common ones are:
Besides economic and non-economic damages, a plaintiff might also recover money from punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded when the manufacturing company acted in a way that reveals extreme negligence or carelessness. Although punitive damages are rare, they can still be awarded in certain circumstances.
If you want to file a product liability claim, contact The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary in Miami for a free evaluation of your case and for proper legal representation. The staff at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary sits down with you to carefully review your case and map out what type of recovery might be available to you. Then, we show you what is needed to accomplish that recovery as well as how we can make that process easier. Call our offices today and we can explain what you could obtain in court.