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Do you have the right to file a product liability claim?

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2024 | Personal Injury |

Most consumers here in Florida expect and may even take for granted a certain standard of qualify from the products they purchase. Unfortunately, there is always the possibility that you or a loved one could suffer harm from the likes of an unsafe auto part, medication, food or drink, exercise equipment, children’s toys, medical devices, and much more. If this type of unthinkable scenario happens, you may have the right to file a product liability claim against the seller or manufacturer in pursuit of monetary damages.  

Contrary to many other types of personal injury lawsuits, plaintiffs in these cases are not required to present proof of negligence or reckless behavior by the seller or manufacturer. Instead, you only have to show that an issue with the product in question directly caused your injuries and suffering. Some of the most prevalent types of product liability claims where victims have suffered harm through no fault of their own include the following: 

  • Failure to warn: Manufacturers are legally obligated to provide warning to you for any products that pose a safety risk. 
  • Defective product design: This occurs when a product is inherently flawed before being produced.  
  • Manufacturing defects: Far too often, mishaps happen during the manufacturing of certain products, increasing your risk of injury or harm as the end consumer. 
  • Breach of warranty: A breach of any specifics in a company’s written warranty or of an implied warranty where a product is simply assumed to be safe if you use it as intended can both potentially justify litigation.  

The aftermath of suffering harm from a consumer product is often a frightening and challenging time. Not only are you focusing on your recovery, but medical costs and lost wages from missing work can cause a lot of financial stress as well. Fortunately, an experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help guide you through these trying times while fighting vigorously for the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.  


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