When purchasing a product, we do not expect that product will seriously harm us. Unfortunately, defective products hurt more people than you may think, and if you are someone who has recently been injured due to a defective product, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability lawsuits and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
There are three primary types of product liability lawsuits. They are as follows:
To prove your product liability claim, as long as you are physically capable of doing so, you should immediately begin collecting evidence and documenting the incident after your accident. This means you should call the police, seek medical treatment, take pictures of your injuries and of the unsafe product that caused your accident, ask potential witnesses for their contact information, and retain the services of an experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorney. Additionally, it is critical that you do not throw away the product that caused your injury, as our firm can use the defective product to help prove your product liability claim.
When someone is injured due to a defective product in Florida, they will generally have four years from the date of the accident to take legal action against the liable party. That being said, there is a discovery rule in place which states that if you are injured by a product that has an expected useful life of 10 years or less, you will have 12 years from the date of delivery of the product to you, the product’s first purchaser, to sue, in accordance with the statute of repose, with certain exceptions.
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.