Consumers purchase a massive amount of products on a daily basis under the assumption that these products will perform as marketed or advertised. Consumers rightfully believe that these products are deemed safe to use, particularly when they are used as they are intended to.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Every year, numerous consumers sustain injuries due to unsafe or defective products such as children’s toys, electronics, household appliances and items, medical devices, motor vehicle parts, and even unsafe medications and prescription drugs. Examples of product liability cases are improperly labeled prescription drugs, malfunctioning airbags or seatbelts, or defective pacemakers and defibrillators.
Product liability is a specific area of law that holds product manufacturers, designers, suppliers and retailers legally liable for any injury that a consumer sustains due to hazards and defects of products that they produce, design or market. Design defects typically exist before a product is marketed or even manufactured, while manufacturing defects generally occur in a product’s construction or production phase. Marketing defects usually involve the failure to provide proper instructions or the failure to warn consumers of potential risks involved with using a particular product.
Under Florida’s product liability law, the party at fault may be held legally and financially liable for damages caused by their negligent action or inaction. Of course, proving liability in these cases may be a difficult undertaking. In order to prove liability, however, an individual may benefit greatly from the legal services of an experienced lawyer.
If you or a loved one sustains injuries due to a defective product, consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Okeechobee product liabilty attorney as soon as possible.
At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, we are aware of the various physical, emotional, psychological and financial difficulties that you and your family may be dealing with after sustaining an injury from a bad product or drug.
We offer consultations at no cost, and provide services on a contingent basis so that you pay no fees and charges unless we win your case.
For a free and confidential consultation call us today at (863) 467-7100.