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Every year people are injured by products that are in some way defective. Injuries caused by defective products can range from minor cuts and scrapes to more serious injuries that can result in long term or even permanent disability or death. Fortunately for consumers, the law allows for people injured by defective products to recover through a product liability lawsuit. The types of products that can cause injury are extremely varied, and can range from household products such as hairdryers to specialized medical devices and prosthetics. The law that allows people to recover damages for injuries sustained because of a defective product is extremely complicated, and you can be certain that companies that may be subject to product liability lawsuits have a team of lawyers ready to defend against any potential claim. As a result, it is important for anyone who believes that they may have a product liability claim to consult with an experienced South Florida personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The attorneys of Greenberg & Strelitz, P.A. are seasoned defective products lawyers who are committed to helping people injured by defective products recover for their injuries.
Protecting consumers against defective design, manufacture, and marketing
Product liability law is the area of law that seeks to hold manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, or other parties that may make products available to the public liable for injuries that the products may cause. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have a claim based on negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, or some other theory, based on consumer protection laws or regulations. There are three main sources of legal liability associated with defective products:
- Manufacturing defects – These types of defects occur in the manufacturing process, and often involve poor quality materials being used or low quality workmanship
- Design defects – these kinds of defects are present when a product is dangerous to use simply by virtue of the way it is designed
- Marketing defects – these kinds of defects are also known as “failure-to-warn” defects. These defects arise when a product carries a danger that is inherent to the product or non-obvious to its user and the risk to the consumer or user could have been easily lessened by appropriate warnings.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have a claim under one or several of these theories. The best way to determine whether you have a claim is to have your case reviewed by a lawyer at Greenberg & Strelitz, P.A. as soon as possible.
Contact a South Florida defective product attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the injuries. Common types of defective product cases stem from consumer products such as household goods, tools, cars, medical devices and prosthetics, food, makeup, pharmaceutical products, or even clothing. Claims for defective products can result in damages being awarded for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, or damage to property that may have occurred. In addition, in some circumstances punitive damages may also be available. In order to determine whether you have a case, you should consult with an experienced South Florida products liability attorney as soon as possible. Product liability claims are subject to a statute of limitations, meaning that there is a limited amount of time in which a person may bring a lawsuit. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced defective product attorneys, please call our office today at (561) 361-9400. Se habla Español. If you would prefer to reach us via email, please complete our online contact form available here and a member of our staff will contact you soon.