FORT LAUDERDALE PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAWYER
As a consumer, you are legally protected from being sold a unsafe product that has defects that could cause you harm. If you purchased an product that was later determined to be unsafe and your or a family member was injured as a result of this defect, both the manufacturer of the product and the retailer that sold the product can possible be held responsible. This means that when a product is defective and causes injury, a lawsuit may be able to be filed against both the manufacturer and the retail store that sold it to you. Please be aware that there are time constraints to file these types of lawsuits, so it is important to contact Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyer immediately upon any injury you may suffer from a defective product.
When a product is poorly designed so that it causes injury and a safer design is available without significantly increasing the price or decreasing the utility of the product, then you may have a claim for product liability if you were injured as a result of that product. When a product is designed safely but a there is a problem in the manufacturing of that specific unit, then you may have a claim against the manufacturer and the retailer alike. When a product causes an injury because the warning is either missing or not adequate, then you may have a claim for product liability.
Product liability suits stem from negligence on the part of the manufacturer and/or retailer because they sold a product that was unreasonably dangerous to the consumer. These suits can arise from many different types of defective products. Drug manufactures have been subject to suits because their products were without an effective warning to put the consumer on notice of the dangers of the drug. Car manufacturers have been sued when their accessories, such as seatbelts and brakes, fail and cause serious injury or death. Defective household products such as baby car seats have been the subject of product liability suits. Some children’s toys have been the subjects of suits because their parts were discovered to break and could be swallowed by children. The most famous product liability case and probably the most litigated are cigarettes and tobacco. One could argue that these are the most dangerous products on the market today. Lawsuits in the billions of dollars have been filed and resolved for these inherently defective products, especially due to the early cigarette advertisements that claimed no negative health problems occur from cigarette smoking, and the lack of proper warning labels.
If you have been injured by a defective product or you are the survivor of someone who has died because of a defective product you need to hire an experienced attorney like those at the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach County Accident and Injury Law Firm of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC. Their experienced team of attorneys will fight on your behalf to recover compensation to pay for your property damage, medical costs, pain and suffering, and other losses that were caused by a defective product.