Dangerous and Defective Product Liability Lawyers
Every year, dangerous and defective products cause serious illnesses, injuries and property damage. In egregious cases, they can even cause death. These injuries could have been avoided if the products were properly designed, manufactured and tested, or if the manufacturers, wholesalers, and retail stores who sold the products had followed the law and properly warned users of the product dangers.
Because product liability laws require these companies to ensure that their products are safe for their intended use, and consumers are properly warned of the associated dangers, injured victims may have the right to hold them liable for the physical, emotional, and financial damages suffered from using the products.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective or faulty product, contact us today by calling (561) 444-7980 to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting to discuss the claim and your legal options.
What are Some Common Products that can be Defective and Cause Harm?
Some of the most common products that can be defective and cause harm include, but are not limited to, aerial lifts, agricultural equipment, air conditioning, airplanes, appliances, asbestos, automobiles and auto products, batteries, bicycles, boats and watercraft, car seats, chemical processing equipment, children’s products and toys, commercial equipment, component parts, construction equipment, cranes and hoists, dangerous foods, defective medical devices, diagnostic equipment, e-cigarettes, electrical equipment, electronics, food processing equipment, food products and beverages, forklifts, gas handling equipment, heating equipment, industrial machinery, ladders, lawn mowers, material handling equipment, medical devices, medical equipment, motorcycles, outboard engines, pharmaceutical and over the counter drugs, phones, power tools, sports equipment, tires, toxic chemicals and materials, trailers, trucks, vaccines, vape mods, vapor cigarettes, and vaporizers.
Who is Responsible for the Harm Caused by Defective Products?
The individual or entity that created, marketed or made the product available to consumers may be held responsible for injuries those products cause. This can include, but is not limited to, designers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers.
How are Product Liability Cases Evaluated?
Product liability investigations typically involve extensive laboratory testing and analyses to identify the root cause of the defect and compliance with OSHA regulations and applicable standards (UL, ANSI, ASME, ASTM, CFR). A highly qualified team of experts with experience in the design and manufacture of consumer products, as well as commercial and industrial equipment is usually required. Accordingly, retention and development of well-qualified and credible experts including industrial engineers, building systems, mechanical engineers, product design, medical and biomedical engineers, industry controls, electrical engineers, marine engineers, automotive engineers and crash experts, facility engineers and workplace safety experts, metallurgists, toxicologists, pulmonologists, chemists, epidemiologists, and/or other experts is essential to a successful claim.
What Types of Damages are Available in Product Liability Cases?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Wrongful death damages, including loss of companionship, funeral costs and lost financial support
- Punitive damages
- Any other damages by statute and/or deemed fair and just by the Court
Consult with a Product Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, it is important to seek legal assistance. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking damages. It is also possible that your case may already be a part of an existing class action, lawsuit or MDL. Since your rights could be impacted by a statute of limitation, it is important to consult with an attorney promptly. Contact the lawyers at Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. to discuss your claim, legal rights and options. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, contact us today at (561) 444-7980 or fill out our online form.
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