Florida Product Liability Lawyer
Sadly, defective and dangerous products injure or kill consumers throughout Florida each year. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers have a responsibility to make sure that their products perform as intended and are safe for consumers. Unfortunately, manufacturers and other companies in the distribution chain do not always discharge their obligations. Their failures can result in irreparable and even fatal harm to people in Florida and throughout the U.S. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Product liability litigation requires a high level of experience and expertise. Discovering and exposing the product defect, identifying all the accountable manufacturers, distributors and retailers, as well as determining the applicable federal or state laws and industry standards, requires a thorough understanding of product liability law. Boyers Law Group’s premier attorneys, staff, resources and experience provides the firms’ product liability clients with superb legal representation and advocacy. Boyers Law Group knows how to level the playing field against the large corporations that inexcusably expose consumers to their unreasonably dangerous products.Do I Have a Claim for a Defective or Dangerous Product?
In Florida, a product is considered defective when it is unreasonably dangerous to the user or consumer. There are generally four different types of product defects:
- Design Defects occur when there is a flaw in product’s conception which is unreasonably dangerous.
- Manufacturing Defects are caused by an error in assembly or construction.
- Failure to warn arises when an inadequate label or insufficient instructions lead to an injury. The American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) provides guidance and minimum standards when it comes to providing the requisite warning labels.
- Marketing Misrepresentation occurs when advertising ads or marketing materials misrepresent how the product should be used or how it should perform. This category of case includes, among others, cases where the manufacturers, distributors and retailers breach their warranty to provide a product that is fit to be used for a particular purpose (aka “breach of warranty” cases).
Manufacturers, distributors and retailers have a responsibility to provide safe products for consumers. If defective or dangerous products enter the marketplace, the manufacturers and suppliers must notify consumers and, generally, recall the product or product line. Many times these recalls are identified and catalogued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Common examples of Defective or Dangerous Products include:
- Defective automobiles (including defective parts: airbags, seatbelts and tires)
- Defective child seats and restraints
- Defective children’s toys and furniture
- Defective airplanes and helicopters
- Defective drugs or pharmaceuticals
- Defective medical devices and implants
- Defective swimming pools, pumps and drains
A product liability lawsuit can be used to recover damages where a dangerous or defective product has resulted in serious injury or death to a consumer. These damages can include:
- Medical costs, both present and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
The Boyers Law Group attorneys have successfully litigated many product liability lawsuits through Florida and achieved substantial verdict and settlements on behalf of its clients. Florida law limits the period of available time to file a lawsuit. If you or someone you know has been injured from a defective or dangerous product, you should contact the Florida product liability lawyers at Boyers Law Group today for a free consultation.