Defective Products (Product Liability)

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Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and vendors can all be held liable for damages caused by knowingly selling or leasing a defective or dangerous product. While most product liability claims involve retail items – toys and tires, for example – virtually anything sold that can be proven defective or unreasonably dangerous may be subject to a product liability claim.

If you have suffered a serious personal injury from a defective product, it is important to contact an experienced Orlando defective product attorney at once to see if you are eligible to receive compensation for your damages.

 

Types of Product Liability Claims

 

There is no federal product liability law, so laws and regulations will vary from state to state. However, most product liability cases fall under one or more of the following:

 

  • Defective design or engineering – Product designers or engineers can be held liable for mistakes or oversights in the design of a product. If a product is unsafe to use as it is intended, or for another reasonable purpose, then designers and engineers can be held responsible.
  • Defective manufacturing – If the design of a product is safe, but an error or oversight in the actual manufacturing of the product causes that product to be unsafe, then the manufacturer can be held responsible. This may include anything from defective component parts to negligent quality control.
  • Defective marketing or labeling – Products that have the potential to cause harm must be labeled as such. Proper instructions for safe use of a product must also be provided. In addition, if a product is knowingly defective or has the potential to be defective, this must be indicated on the product.

 

Strict Product Liability Laws in Florida

 

Florida has a strict product liability law. This means that if a product is proven defective and has caused harm, then the manufacturer, distributor, or vendor is responsible for it regardless of how much care was put into the design, manufacture, or sale of the product.

 

Defective product cases can be very complex and costly. There are several different strategies to take depending on the particulars of your case. Orlando defective product lawyer Steve Knox has 23 years of experience handling product liability claims and will know which strategies to pursue. This is crucial when going up against the well-funded legal teams of large corporations and manufactures.

 

If you live in the Orlando, Florida area and think you may have a product liability case, please contact the Florida personal injury law offices of Steve Knox today to arrange your free case evaluation.

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