Year after year, thousands of Floridians are injured by the products that they purchase. Even with strong consumer laws in place, products that are dangerously defective still slip through. Whether carelessly developed, sold or advertised, these products can cause significant injuries, ranging from unpleasant side effects to bodily injury and even fatalities. When products are found to be dangerous, those injured have a right to seek damages from the responsible at-fault party in the product’s manufacturing chain. This may include one of more of the following: the product’s designer, manufacturer, assembler, wholesaler or retail seller.
If you or someone you love has suffered harm from the use of a defective or dangerous product, contact the proven Weston product liability lawyers at the Law Office of Bradley S. Hartman. We will work hard to fight for your rights and help you collect the compensation to which you are entitled.
Some of the products that have caused harm to consumers in the past include:
- Defective or faulty tires
- Equipment or tools that break during use
- Dangerous medicines that cause negative side effects
- Vehicle safety devices that malfunction, such as seat belts or airbags
- Toys that are made with dangerous lead paint or that represent a choking hazard
- Medical devices that cause harm over time, like surgical mesh
- Infant furniture that becomes unsafe with use
As you can see, dangerous products often lurk where we least expect, and consumers continue to use them while being unaware of the potential for harm. When manufacturers fail to ensure that products they make are safe or if they do not tell buyers about the potential dangers that the product poses, then they can be held accountable for any damage that results from the products’ use.
A range of injuries can result from the use of dangerous or defective products. Many times, the aftermath of an injury of this nature can affect the injured party for years to come, reducing their quality of life and leaving them with scars and disfigurement. A product liability claim seeks to reimburse the victim for losses incurred by the injured party, including medical bills and lost wages as well as address the emotional cost of the injury with punitive damages for pain and suffering. If you developed a disability as a result of the product’s use, then you may be entitled to an enhanced award for diminished earning capacity and future medical costs.
The complexity of a product liability claim requires expert representation for the injured party. Some liability claims of this nature are strict liability claims, while others are based on negligence or breach of warranty. Design, manufacturing and marketing defects can cause product defects, and it is the job of your attorney to prove that these defects caused your injury.
The Weston product liability attorneys at the Law Office of Bradley S. Hartman have handled many injury cases like yours in the past. We can assist you in holding the at-fault party accountable for your injuries and help you get started on the compensation process. Arrange a no-cost consultation with our legal team today.