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 personal injury law firm today to speak with a knowledgeable product liability lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.
Call (954) 905-4600 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 Injuries Caused By Defective Products?
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 a Product Liability 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 Fort Lauderdale 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.