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According to a Kids in Danger report, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled 241 dangerous products off the store shelves in 2019, including 58 children’s products. Be it furniture, toys, sports equipment, or appliances, defective products that make it into the hands of consumers put people at risk of injury, illness, and even death. When someone’s health is compromised from a dangerous product, the injured party can file a products liability claim to seek compensation for the damages. The Stuart & Treasure Coast product liability lawyers at Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers specialize in handling product liability cases and work hard to get our clients the best possible outcome given their injuries.

The Three Categories of Product Liability Cases

Products can become defective at various stages before they make it to a consumer. Some products are faulty by design, such as the story reported by Courthouse News where a butcher’s arm was amputated by a meat saw that did not have a shield to guard the blade. Other products have what is referred to as manufacturing defects, which occur during the construction or assembly of the product. Finally, if a product does not have instructions or warning labels to warn consumers of the potential dangers of using the product, it is considered a defect in marketing.

In order to prove design, manufacturing, or marketing defects a victim must be able to prove that their injuries were a result of the defective product, that the product was being used as intended, and that the product had not been substantially altered since the time of purchase. A skilled attorney can help you build a strong product liability case against the company.

Examples of Product Liability Cases

  • Unstable furniture that could trip and fall on someone;
  • Medications that have harmful effects;
  • Defective household appliances such as microwaves, fans, or space-heaters;
  • Children’s toys, strollers, and cribs;
  • Hazardous cleaning products or chemicals without appropriate warnings;
  • Medical treatment devices;
  • Vehicle parts such as airbags, tires, or seatbelts that cause injury;
  • Construction equipment such as malfunctioning power tools or unstable ladders; and
  • More.

It is possible in Florida law to file a product liability claim along with a personal injury claim for an accident such as a car collision. For instance, you may have been hit by a drunk driver and you can file a claim with their insurance, but if your airbag never went off and you sustained more severe injuries as a result, you can also file a products liability claim for the defective airbag.

Let a Florida Product Liability Lawyer Answer Your Questions

Product liability cases can be complex and often require going up against a large company. If you have been injured from a defective product you want a skilled product liability attorney handling your case who will fight on your behalf for fair compensation. The Treasure Coast attorneys at Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us at (561) 500-HELPto set up a free consultation and get started.

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