When we purchase a product, it is implied that the product is safe. Yet time and time again, news stories arise alerting the public that certain products are dangerous to the public. These products can cause significant harm to unsuspecting consumers and can even lead to death.
If you or a loved one has been injured or passed away as a result of a defective product, a Fort Pierce defective product lawyer can help you seek financial damages. Call our team at the Landau Law Group today at (866) 703-4878 for a free consultation.
Do Not Wait to Contact Legal Help
Most personal injury cases in Florida are subject to the statute of limitations. These laws limit a victim’s ability to bring a claim once a certain amount of time has passed since the incident.
Victims who have sustained injuries created or exacerbated by a defective product generally have four years to bring legal action against the liable party. If the defective product resulted in the victim’s death, the statute of limitations is two years from the day they passed away.
There are exceptions to these statutes, and you should not assume that your ability to seek financial damages has expired without talking to a lawyer first. A Fort Pierce defective product lawyer will weigh the circumstances of your case and advise you on the best course of action for receiving the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Defective Product Injuries Happen Every Day
Defective product injuries are more common than you may think. There is an entire branch of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) dedicated to tracking and helping the victims of defective products.
Our team provides legal representation when it comes time to seek damages for your injuries, losses, and other expenses. Depending on your situation, we may be able to recover damages for incidents involving:
- Medical devices
- Car components, such as brakes, seat belts, and airbags
- Baby and children’s toys
- Over-the-counter medications
- Workplace materials, such as machinery and chemicals
- Safety equipment, whether for industrial or domestic use
- Improperly labeled and expired foods
Virtually any product is subject to defect. If you have fallen victim to a defective product, a Fort Pierce defective product lawyer can help you build a case that pursues financial damages covering your injuries and hardship.
We Hold All Liable Parties Accountable
The manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of any product have an obligation to ensure that it is safe and to act quickly when it becomes clear the product is dangerous. Our team will assess who is liable for the faulty product, and by extension your injury or loved one’s death, according to factors that include:
- Product liability
- Breach of warranty
Proving Product Liability
Product liability is defined as “the liability for bodily injury (BI) or property damage (PD) incurred by a merchant or manufacturer as a consequence of some defect in the product sold or manufactured.” Our team can establish fault by proving that:
- The product that caused your injuries was sold in a condition that was unreasonably dangerous and lacked sufficient warning to the buyer/user.
- The seller knew of this danger and did not make or intend to make changes to the product before it reached the user.
- Your injuries were caused by the product.
The manufacturer is not the only party that can be held liable for a defective product. The distributor and seller could also be at fault if we can show that:
- The liable parties owed you a duty of care
- That the duty of care was breached by knowingly selling or facilitating the sale of a defective and/or dangerous product
- This breach of duty caused or contributed to your injuries
Florida’s comparative fault statute assigns blame to all parties who contributed to injuries or death. This means that even if your own actions partially contributed to your injuries, you may still be eligible to collect financial damages.
Leave the Legal Matters to Us
When you hire our team, a Florida defective product lawyer on our team will oversee your case from start to finish, counseling you when necessary while ensuring that the experience is as stress-free as possible. Call our team at the Landau Law Group today at (866) 703-4878 for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help.
A Fort Pierce Defective Product Lawyer Could Help You Secure Damages
There are several steps we take to help you build a strong case that supports your claim for compensation:
- Meeting you in your hospital room to hear your side of the story
- Consulting medical professionals to ascertain the full extent of your injuries
- Collecting medical documentation for use in trial
- Speaking to experts about the cause of the product’s defect
- Assessing similar cases and injuries that have been caused by the product to establish a pattern of negligence
- Speaking to any witnesses to the accident
- Documenting the cost of your injuries, lost ability to work, and mental anguish to present a compelling case on your behalf
Damages for a Defective Product Claim in Florida
While we cannot give you an exact estimate of the damages you could recover, defective product victims can typically pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills, including ER visits, surgeries, and ongoing rehabilitation
- Lost wages and/or diminished earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Therapy bills incurred by trauma from your injuries
- Wrongful death
You may be eligible for additional damages based on the circumstances of your case. A Fort Pierce defective product lawyer can go over the details of your case and help you better understand the damages you are entitled to.
You Only Pay When We Win
It is that simple. You pay only when we win compensation for you. Call our team at the Landau Law Group today at (866) 703-4878 for a free consultation to get started.