West Palm Beach Product Liability Lawyer
The Dangers of Defective Products – Consumer Rights
One defective product has the capability of severely injuring a large number of people. For example, a vehicle with defective brakes, that defect could potentially impact every single person who owns the vehicle, all of their passengers, as well as any innocent people who could become victims if the brakes suddenly fail. If you have been injured by a defective product contact the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. as soon as possible to discuss your legal options with a qualified product liability attorney. The West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at our firm have years of experience protecting the rights of the injured. We are known for our ability to recover millions of dollars for our clients, including one recent product liability case where we recovered over $10,000,000 on behalf of a client whose seat belt/seat back failed, which led to a tragic fatality.
In Florida, these are called cases of strict liability. This means injured parties are not required to prove negligence on the part of the manufacturer or distributor before they can file an insurance claim or lawsuit to obtain financial compensation for injuries and other damages. Whether a defective product caused minor injuries, catastrophic injuries or a wrongful death, the manufacturer can be held liable. The injured party only need prove that the product itself is defective, that he or she suffered injury, that his or her injuries were caused by the defective product and that he or she was using the product as directed.
Injuries can be caused by defective baby products, household products, food products, motor vehicle parts, power tools, and any number of products in use every day by consumers. Manufacturers can also be held accountable in instances where their product contains a design flaw, a manufacturing defect, inaccurate or incomplete instructions, or the absence of a proper warning label (failure to warn). Distributors who fail to properly store, transport or handle the product according to manufacturer specifications may also be held liable if the product becomes defective as a result of their actions or inactions.
Injured by a defective product?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a defective product, you need an experienced product liability attorney to help you pursue legal actions against those responsible for your injuries. Our firm firmly believes the victim of a product liability accident should never be forced to cover their own medical and accident-related expenses. We believe the responsible parties should be held liable for their actions, and pay all forms of damages at the maximum. Contact our law firm so we can review your case and advise you about how we will proceed to help you to pursue compensation for your injuries.