Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Attorneys
Helping Clients After Injuries from Defective or Dangerous Products
A product liability case occurs when a person is injured or killed by a defective or hazardous product. This defect can happen during the manufacturing of the product, the inherent design of the product, or simply as a failure to warn about how to use the product safely. Product liability lawsuits typically relate to injuries caused to consumers following the use of defective or hazardous products that range from medications, toys, electronics, and other small products to big products like motor vehicles.
Defective product cases can be brought against any liable party found on the manufacturing chain, from the designers to the retailers and everyone else in between. Product liability cases are designed to get the injured party or the family of the person killed by the defective product reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Defective product cases are also designed to deter big manufacturing companies from cutting corners and placing unsafe products on the market.
At Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., we have successfully dealt with many product liability cases. We realize the complications included in bringing a product liability lawsuit to court. Call our Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm today to speak with a knowledgeable product liability lawyer.
Call (954) 833-7044 or contact us online for a free consultation. You don’t have to go through this alone – allow our team to give you quality service.
Common Types of Product Liability Cases
If you have been injured by a defective product, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and stop using the product immediately. However, you must hold onto your product and any packaging or paperwork it came with. When you hire our team, we can investigate your accident as soon as possible and use your product as evidence.
Our lawyers have helped countless clients who have been injured by the products they’ve trusted to keep them safe. Some common types of cases we’ve seen include:
- Airbag defects
- Child safety seats
- Defective medical devices
- Dangerous drugs
- Seat belt failures
- Defective tires
- Vehicle fires
- Vehicle rollovers
- Vehicle roof collapses
The main federal agencies that oversee defective products include the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Coast Guard, and the Food and Drug Administration. These agencies frequently publish recall information online for consumers, so chances are if you’ve been injured by a product, countless others have been injured, too.
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
Depending on the product and defect involved, consumers can suffer from a variety of injuries. A broken seat belt, for instance, can send a passenger flying from their seat and result in broken bones and fractures, while a hairdryer that lights on fire can cause serious third-degree burns. Other injuries can include spinal cord and neck injuries, amputations, loss of sight, sound, or smell, and brain injuries.
Regardless of how your accident occurred and which product was involved, be it a dangerous medication or children’s toy, the case can typically fall into one of three categories that help determine liability:
- Defective design: In these cases there is a problem with the way the product designed, meaning that even when made and used as intended, the product may be dangerous to consumers. Some common examples include products that are structurally unstable and products that are incorrectly wired, causing electrocutions or fires.
- Defective manufacturing: Manufacturers are typically held liable for damages when the product has been incorrectly assembled, their components are poorly made, or when they’re tainted with toxic substances. This is the most common type of product liability claim.
- Failure to warn: Products can be dangerous if they fail to adequately warn consumers about improper usage or side effects. They can also be dangerous if they come with instructions or warnings that are too vague for the consumer to understand.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
A product liability case is complex. It requires extensive knowledge of the law and access to experts such as scientists and engineers in order to prove a product liability case. The product liability lawyer you choose should have a great deal of first-hand experience with defective product cases and should give you the time and attention you need to comprehend the process of bringing a product liability lawsuit to court.
At our firm, our Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys pride ourselves on our ability to give victims of defective product cases and their families the time and attention they deserve. Bringing a product liability case is challenging, especially if your family member died due to the use of a defective product. Having successfully represented clients in defective products cases, combined with our mission to give each and every client the personal attention they deserve, we have the unique advantage of being able to walk you through your product liability lawsuit step by step and do all that is in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call our product liability attorneys today if you’ve been injured in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in Florida at (954) 833-7044.
Fatal Truck Accident $3,000,000
We recovered $3 million for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck in a truck accident.
Slip & Fall $2,950,000
Our client slipped and fell on commercial private property due to a leaking roof. As a result, Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was able to secure $2.95 million for our client.
Rear-End Car Accident $2,000,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a rear-end motor vehicle crash on behalf of their clients in the amount of $2,000,000.00. Our clients were driving south on I-95 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash was so significant that it sent our clients’ vehicle into a wooded area on the side of the road.
Motorcycle Accident $1,520,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a motorcycle crash involving a fatality in the amount of $1,520,000.00. The decedent was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle.
Sidewalk Fall $1,400,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a Slip and Fall case on behalf of their client in the amount of $1,400,000. Due to the negligence of Defendant, our client fell in the common area of a 55+ condominium community and sustained significant injuries.
Rear-End Car Accident $1,350,000
A drunk, uninsured driver going 60-70 mph crashed into the rear of a vehicle with a man and woman in their 70s and a 99-year-old passenger. Attorneys Eric Ginnis and H. Ross Zelnick successfully negotiated to obtain a $1.35 million settlement for the two seniors and the estate of the 99-year-old decedent.
Slip and Fall – Slippery Floor $950,000
Our client slipped and fell on a very slippery polished marble floor. The carrier denied liability prior to a lawsuit being initiated. The attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., after contested litigation, we were able to reach a settlement for our client in the amount of $950,000.
Side-Swipe Auto Accident $900,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a side-swipe motor vehicle crash on behalf of their client in the amount of $900,000.00. Our client was operating his motor vehicle when he was sideswiped by another motor vehicle.
Automobile T-Bone Accident $750,000
While traveling in their vehicle, our clients were struck on the side by a large pickup truck. Through aggressive presuit negotiations, with the Defendant’s insurance company, our attorneys were able to settle the case in an amount of $750,000.
Auto Sideswipe $650,000
Our client was sideswiped by another vehicle and sustained injuries due to the crash. Our attorneys were able to settle the case in the amount of $650,000 for our client.
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