The manufacturer of a defective product is often unwilling to admit that the product in question is dangerous, defective, or unsafe. One reason is that by admitting that one product is defective, a manufacturer is putting the company at risk for being held liable by the other people that purchased or used that same product–especially when there are millions of product units in the marketplace. It is important that you hire a Florida products liability attorney that knows how to prepare your claim and take your case to trial if necessary.
In Florida, Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. represents personal injury clients in all areas of products liability law, including injury cases involving defective motor vehicles, defective motor vehicle parts, dangerous drugs, contaminated foods, defective amusement park rides, and defective or dangerous machinery. Over the years, our Ft. Lauderdale area defective products lawyers have helped many injury victims negotiate settlements and win verdicts for injuries they sustained because of a defective or dangerous product.
Florida’s Strict Products Liability Law
In the United States, manufacturers, assembly manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers can all be held liable if a person is injured or killed because of a defective product. The term “product” can refer to any consumer product, such as cars, electronic equipment, food, household products, furniture, clothing, real estate, toys, nursery items, pets, gas, maps, and navigational charts.
Florida has a strict products liability law that holds a defendant strictly liable if the product that caused the injury or death did not function according to safety standards or in the way that manufacturers had intended it to work–regardless of whether any negligence occurred. This means that as long as a product is defective, a defendant doesn’t need to have done anything wrong to be held liable.
The three kinds of product defects that can lead to strict liability are manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects, which involves incorrect or insufficient operating instructions and failure to notify consumers of possible dangers.
Proving a Product is Defective
In addition to hiring an experienced products liability attorney, you need to have competent experts that know how to examine the product for defects, figure out what caused the product to be defective or dangerous, and explain how this “defect” resulted in personal injury or wrongful death.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Florida personal injury lawyers take each products liability case very seriously, which is why we have spent the last 17 years developing a roster of highly skilled and internationally renowned products liability experts that we can call on to work with us on our clients’ defective products injury cases. We are not afraid to take your case to trial and litigate your case before a jury if that is what is required for us to get you the compensation that your loss or injuries warrant.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is a Florida injury law firm that represents personal injury clients throughout Florida, including men, women, and children that were hurt in accidents in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, and the other cities of Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.
To request your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call at (954)-356-0430 or contact us online.