If you or a loved one has been injured due to an unsafe and dangerous product in Florida, we can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Each year, we see hundreds of cases where individuals are injured or killed by dangerous products. Product liability can range from medications to defective household products.
Every year in the United States, defective products kill over 22K people and injure 10% of the population. An average of 168K children is treated in the emergency room every year due to defective toy-related injuries.
A defective product can carry a design defect that makes it dangerous for consumers or workers. Defective products include car components, children’s toys, furniture, drugs and medical devices, child car seats, power tools, gas and electrical appliances, and much more.
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.View full answer
Yes, you can sue a foreign corporation for a defective product sold in the United States. In order to make your claim, you must prove the following aspects: your loss, the existence of a defect, failure to warn about risks, and that it was the product's defect that caused your injury despite the proper use of the product.View full answer
In Florida, an action for injury to a person caused by a defective product based on the theories of strict liability, negligence or contract must commence within four years. Failure to file within the time limit leads to the inability of suing. For example, if you are injured on January 1, 2016, you must file a Florida personal injury claim by January 1, 2020.View full answer
In order to win a defective product lawsuit, the person who was injured by a defective or malfunctioning product has to find an experienced attorney who can identify issues regarding design, manufacturing and safety warnings, i.e. ways in which the manufacturer failed to provide reasonably safe products or to warn the consumer about the risks involved in using their product.View full answer
Product liability refers to the idea that a manufacturer or a seller can be held liable for selling a defective product. The responsibility for a defective product, especially when it causes injuries lies with all sellers and distributors of said product. Manufacturers are obliged to provide safe products or to warn the consumer about the potential risks involved in using their product. In case the manufacturer does not provide reasonable care towards the users of the product, they can sue in order to recover financial compensation for their injuries.View full answer