PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION
When you purchase a certain product, whether it’s a baby stroller or a microwave, you expect it to work as advertised. If the product you used failed to work properly causing an injury, you may have the grounds to file a product liability claim against a designer or a manufacturer of the product.
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What is a product liability claim?
Product liability refers to the area of law that protects the general public from the damage and injuries caused by a variety of defective consumer products. There are three categories of claims that fall under Product liability:
A design defect applies when products are dangerous to use due to their design.
An inadequate warning applies when products lack instructions for the proper use as well as warnings to the consumer about the harm the products could cause.
During the manufacturing process, an error can make the products flawed or dangerous, this is called a manufacturing defect.
Product liability cases we pursue include:
- Toxic and contaminated food
- Dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices
- Unsafe children’s products and toys
- Defective vehicles, airbags and car seats
- Faulty safety equipment
- Toxic building materials
- Defective equipment and machinery
- Unsafe home appliances and furniture
WHO MAY SUE
Someone injured as a result of a defective product situation may file a claim against the product manufacturer or designer of the faulty or dangerous product.
WHEN YOU MAY SUE
The statute of limitations in Florida for product liability claims is four years from the time of the injury, or two years if the injury resulted in death. After that, the victim may be barred from seeking compensation. There are very few exceptions to this rule, so it is best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.
If you or your loved one have been injured by a defective product, you deserve to be compensated for the medical bills, lost wages, damage to your health and emotional trauma caused by your injury. Contact our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers to learn more about all the ways we can assist you.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“Patricia Crauwels and Margaret Good represented our company very capably and presented a compelling case in our recent jury trial. In fact, the jury found in our favor and dismissed the notion that we bore any liability due to this event (which was, frankly, unexpected). This was due to the excellent plan and hard work they both put forth on our behalf. We were very pleased with the outcome and would recommend EC&D for legal needs your company may have.
Kudos and thanks, too, to Alisa Vizcarra, who organized us all and communicated with pleasant professionalism over the past 18 months.”
– RICK KRIEGER
“Used services of this law firm back in 2012. Have been tried two different attorneys before. Based on my previous experiences I can say they did a good job in my case. If you like me having a tough personal injury case – that’s the firm in Sarasota area to call.”
– BILLER REINHART