Product liability refers to a product manufacturing company’s legal responsibility over the items it creates. Every product manufacturer and distributor in America has a duty to design, produce, and market reasonably safe products. This requires the manufacturer’s to abide by certain safety standards and actions. Any breach of duty could result in serious consumer injuries and deaths. If a defective or dangerous product injured you in Florida, contact Kelley | Uustal for a free legal review.
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Types of Product Liability Cases
Product liability law is a set of rules regarding who is
liable for defective and dangerous products. These rules make it easier for
most victims to recover damages after accidents involving these products. Typically,
if a victim’s attorney can prove that the item contained a defect and that it
caused an injury, the victim can qualify for damages without needing proof of
negligence. A defective product can take many shapes and forms.
- Dangerous drugs
- Medical devices
- Children’s toys
- Household cleaners and appliances
- Hot water heaters
- Auto parts
- Construction equipment
Dangerous and defective consumer goods can cause fires,
explosions, traumatic amputations, falls, and serious personal injuries. Thousands
of victims suffer injuries and die from defective consumer goods every year. It
is up to the victim or his or her family to seek damages from the at-fault
party after such incidents. Filing a product liability lawsuit can hold the
Damages and Compensation
The main goal of a lawsuit against a product manufacturer is to compensate the victim for his or her related losses. Florida’s civil laws hold that victims of negligence or carelessness should not have to pay for their own damages. Instead, the at-fault party should be financially responsible for its actions or omissions. A civil product liability lawsuit is an opportunity to obtain financial compensation for losses.
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost income-earning opportunities
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Punitive damages
The Florida courts allow plaintiffs in product liability claims to seek restitution for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic losses are the victim’s out-of-pocket expenses relating to the incident, while non-economic damages refer to intangible losses such as physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and trauma. Using an attorney to represent you during your legal battle will improve your chances of securing top compensation.
Contact a Premises Liability Attorney Today
You do not have to go through the premises liability claims process alone. A Florida premises liability attorney from Kelley | Uustal can represent your best interests during settlement negotiations and/or an injury trial against a major product manufacturing corporation in Florida. Our firm has the lawyers and resources you need for a strong negligence claim, regardless of the circumstances of your recent accident. Request to speak to an injury attorney at our firm today. Initial consultations are free. Contact us online or call (954) 522-6601.