Product Liability Lawsuits in Florida | What You Should Know

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When we purchase a product, we expect it to work as advertised. When a product is defective, in most cases, it’s just a waste of money. However, sometimes, people are severely injured by defective products, and when this happens, they often require financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, and more. Continue reading and reach out to our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers to learn more about product liability lawsuits in Florida and how we can help you.

Product Liability Lawsuits

When someone is hurt by a defective product, they will often file a product liability lawsuit on one of these three grounds:

  • Negligent product design: When a product is designed without consumers’ safety in mind, it can pose a serious risk of injury. Companies are responsible for accounting for consumer safety. If you can prove that there was a safer, economically feasible way to design the product that wouldn’t hinder its function, you should have a valid product liability claim.
  • Negligent product manufacturer: Sometimes, product manufacturers will ignore previously safe product blueprints, typically to save money or out of sheer negligence, and the product will be incorrectly manufactured, becoming unsafe as a result.
  • Failure to warn: When a product does not come with a warning about potential safety hazards it poses, people can sustain serious injuries as a result. For example, power tools or other types of machinery must come with directions and clear warning labels about how, and how not to use the product. If you were hurt because of a failure to warn you of a potential safety hazard, you may have a valid claim.

What should I do if I’m hurt by a defective product?

If you are harmed by a defective product, it is critical that you take certain actions to document the incident. To start, you should seek immediate medical treatment, as your health is paramount. You should ensure that you do not throw the product away, as tempting as it may be to do so, as we can use the product itself as evidence in your personal injury claim. You should also ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information, take pictures of the accident and your injuries, and ensure that you retain the services of a competent Jacksonville personal injury lawyer who can work to obtain all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Our firm is here to help you.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.