Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Lawyers
Advocating for Florida Consumers Injured by Defective Products
Have you been injured by a defective product? If so, you may be eligible to file a legal claim against the party at fault. It may seem like a big headache to pursue a legal case while you are trying to recover physically, psychologically, and financially from your injury, but an attorney will help you navigate the claims process and handle the paperwork and any barriers.
A successful claim can act as a much-needed lifeline for a person injured by a defective product, as the manufacturer, distributor, and/or retailer can be held legally accountable for what occurred and any accompanying expenses. This means that, should you win your claim, you could be compensated for medical bills, emotional distress, and/or lost wages, among other damages.
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. is a supportive and experienced personal injury firm that has served Fort Lauderdale for decades. A product liability attorney on our award-winning team can help you gather evidence to prove that the product malfunction was not your fault but was, in fact, the direct result of a negligent manufacturer, vendor, or other party.
We have garnered a reputation for our persistent commitment to advocating for injured consumers and have won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients over the years.
Call Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. at (888) 499-6206 to discuss your claim with a Fort Lauderdale product liability lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
Pursuing a Product Liability Claim in Fort Lauderdale
Since there are so many different types of products, people often wonder whether their injury qualifies for a claim. A few examples of defective products that people file suit over include:
- Household appliances that short-circuit and catch fire;
- Power tools, lawnmowers, or other such machines that malfunction;
- Auto parts that fail and lead to accidents;
- Clothes irons that overheat and cause fires; and
- Toxic household products that fail to warn of any toxic exposure.
How Do I Win a Claim?
To win a product liability claim, you will have to establish that one or more of the following defects led to your injury:
- Defective design: This simply means that the very design of the product was faulty, such as a space heater that is able to get dangerously hot and poses a huge fire hazard. If it does end up causing a house fire, the consumer would be able to sue for being sold such a product.
- Manufacturing defect: This argument is used when the product was designed to be safe, but something went wrong during manufacturing that made it dangerous. A common example is when an electrical appliance is wired backwards or incorrectly, as this can easily lead to electric shock.
- Marketing defect: This is when the product was misrepresented as safe and includes products sold without adequate product warning labels and/or proper user instructions. Toxic household cleaners that are mismarketed as safe would be an example of this type of defective product.
Manufacturers and vendors of such products do their best to deny liability by claiming that the product was no longer under warranty or that you caused the malfunction through improper use, care, assembly, or the like. This is one of the many reasons why it is wise to hire a skilled Fort Lauderdale product liability attorney to take on these parties, especially if you are going up against a large corporation that has expensive lawyers at its disposal.
What Is Comparative Negligence?
In Fort Lauderdale and the rest of the state, the pure comparative fault or pure comparative negligence rule is applied to product liability cases, which means you are not automatically considered ineligible to file a claim just because you were partially at fault for the incident.
In fact, pure comparative fault law allows claimants who are even 75% responsible for the incident to pursue legal action and recover compensation from the other party for being 25% at fault. However, the compensation awarded will be scaled back accordingly.
What Is the Florida Product Liability Statute of Limitations?
The statute of limitations that governs your case will depend on the nature of the injury sustained. If you are pursuing a claim for your own injuries, Florida Statutes Title VIII. Limitations § 95.11 grants you four years from the date of the incident to file a claim. If you are filing a product liability claim for the wrongful death of a loved one, the same law grants a filing window of only two years from the date of their death.
Why Hire a Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. Lawyer?
Our team has over 50 years of experience serving the local community and can skillfully and aggressively take on powerful manufacturers, vendors, and their insurance companies on your behalf. As mentioned, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation as a result of our fearless representation in the courtroom.
We offer a complimentary case evaluation for each of our clients and will support and guide you through the process of filing a defective product claim. At our firm, we understand the stress and devastation that a life-changing injury can have on a person, which is why we work so hard to protect the rights of injured consumers and prevent the same at-fault party from endangering Fort Lauderdale residents in the future.
Our team has over 50 years of experience and can skillfully and aggressively take on the big manufacturers, vendors, and their insurance to ensure that you are treated fairly and compensated fully. Contact our firm right away!
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