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DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LAWYER IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
My Uncle died from a defective product. That’s when I decided to stop defending corporations and start helping real people recover compensation for their injuries as quickly as possible. Sometimes, you don’t have three or four years to sit around and wait on a lawyer. I understand your frustration with the legal profession and am spearheading the Fight Against Delay.
WHAT IS A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT INJURY IN FLORIDA?
Companies that produce things, i.e. tangible personal property, may be held strictly liable for any harm that their products cause to people. The harm caused by companies’ products may be acute, in the sense of a malfunctioning elevator resulting in a fatality, or chronic, in the sense of someone developing ovarian cancer due to talcum powder. Obviously, acute harm is easier to pin on a manufacturer than chronic harm.
If you have been harmed or injured by any tangible property, literally anything produced by a company that you can touch with your hand, you may have a claim for products liability.
TYPES OF DEFECTIVE PRODUCT INJURIES
There are several ways to win a products liability case in Florida:
If the product comes off the assembly line in a different condition than its intended design and that different condition makes the product less safe. Note that the harm or injury must be caused by the defect in the product. An example would be a pair of work gloves that left the factory floor with a sewing noodle stuck in the fabric causing someone’s hand to become pierced by the needle when he or she attempts to put the gloves on. The glove manufacturer did not intend to injure people, however, because the gloves left the factory with a needle which had been sheared off in the manufacturing process, the company is liable for the injured individual’s damages.
Sometimes a company can design a product which is simply dangerous. A company can be liable to anyone, anywhere for injuries caused by design defects. An example of a product with a design defect is asbestos. Once people found out that asbestos caused mesothelioma, courts and juries began agreeing that the product, although manufactured perfectly, was simply too dangerous to people to be used with impunity. Moreover, even if someone who didn’t purchase the product uses the product for some other purpose than that for which it was designed, the company may still be liable for someone’s injuries.
Failure to Warn
When injury could have been avoided by apt instructions or warnings, a company can be held liable for failing to warn. A company must consider all ways in which a product will be used in everyday life and identify if there is any way their product could be dangerous. Then the company must develop an effective way to communicate the potential dangers to consumers. Whether a warning was sufficient to absolve the company of liability is routinely litigated.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE HAS BEEN HARMED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT
The first step in bringing a products liability case is to speak with an experienced attorney. Matthew Waring has defended products liability claims brought against manufacturers so he knows how to work up a good case against them. If you want to speak with Matthew Waring about a potential defective product or products liability case, call or text him at 561-382-6860. You can also contact him by completing the online form about.