West Palm Beach Product Liability Lawyer
Dangerous & Defective Products
Were you injured by a dangerous or defective product? You might be able to work with an attorney to file a claim or lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor or designer of the product. This could enable you to recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, future medical care and other damages you sustained as a result of the product's defect.
In Florida, product liability cases are handled in a specific way. They are handled as strict liability cases, meaning the injured parties do not need to prove negligence on the part of the manufacturer to seek financial damages. Proof of specific negligence or wrongdoing is not necessary. Rather, the injured party must prove the following:
- The product was defective;
- The victim suffered injury;
- The victim's injuries were caused because the product was defective; and
- The victim was using the product properly or as directed.
There are different potential grounds for product liability claims in Florida. A manufacturer can be held accountable for a product that has a design defect, manufacturing defect, inadequate or improper instructions for its use, or the absence of a warning label that informs consumers of the potential hazards associated with using the product.
Importance of Turning to an Experienced Attorney
With a product liability claim, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to take legal action against a large corporation. In these situations, having an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney to handle your case is all the more important.
Contact us to find out more about how proper legal counsel can help you recover the full financial damages to which you may be entitled.