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Manufacturers of Defective Products Should Take Responsibility for Injuries They Cause

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls around 400 products every year due to a wide range of defects, but these items all have one thing in common: Their flaws make them dangerous for consumers, potentially leading to serious injuries or death. Countless other products contain undiscovered hazards that aren’t subject to recall, though they can present the same risks to consumers. If you were hurt, you may be able to seek compensation under Florida product liability laws.

However, while these cases are a type of personal injury claim, they also raise unique questions and legal issues. As such, it’s important to retain knowledgeable counsel for assistance.

Our team at Smith, Ball & Báez has decades of combined experience representing injured victims, so please contact our office to set up a no-cost consultation. A Jupiter product liability lawyer can explain your rights in more detail, but an overview may be useful.

Defects That Make Products Dangerous

Flaws can occur at various stages as a product makes its way to the user, so it’s important to understand the distinctions:

  • Design defects involve mistakes in the development of a product. The flaw exists in the blueprint, so all items contain the defect.
  • Manufacturing defects occur because of an error in the production process, so they only impact a single lot of items.
  • Labeling defects are mistakes that affect the instructions for use of the product or a failure to warn the consumer about inherent dangers.

Liability for Defective Products

As a personal injury case, you might expect that a product liability claim would be based upon careless or negligent acts by the manufacturer. Though you could seek compensation under negligence concepts, your case can be difficult to prove because there are challenges in obtaining evidence.

Instead, our Smith, Ball & Báez product liability attorneys usually develop a strategy according to strict liability. It’s not necessary to prove fault, but we’ll need to show that the product was defective, and it caused you harm. In addition, product liability claims can proceed as a breach of warranty if the manufacturer made express or implied promises about how the item would perform.

Product Liability Compensation for Victims

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to recover different forms of monetary damages in a product liability claim.

Compensation is based upon your losses, which may include:

  • Medical costs for surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, pain medications, and other treatment
  • Lost wages, if you were unable to work because of your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Jupiter, FL Product Liability Lawyer

Hopefully, this summary of product liability cases gives you a general idea of how they work. There are many additional details, however, so retaining a skilled attorney is critical.

To learn more about your legal options as the victim of a dangerous, defective product, please contact Smith, Ball & Báez. You can call (561) 500-HELP or visit our online contact form to set up your complimentary case evaluation with a member of our team.

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