Sarasota Defective Product Lawyer
If you ever check the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) list of recalls, you might be shocked to learn that almost anything you purchase and bring into your home could be a potential danger. From appliances and children’s products to vehicles and pharmaceuticals, the dangers of defective products are very real. They cause numerous fatalities and injuries every year, leaving victims and their families devastated by massive losses. While you do have remedies through a defective product liability claim, you’re at a disadvantage when going up against large manufacturers if you don’t have a legal background.
Companies have large legal departments and bigger budgets dedicated to protecting their own interests, not yours. You can rely on our team at Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, Attorneys and Counselors at Law to prioritize your needs and get the compensation you deserve under Florida law. To learn more about our services, please contact our office to schedule a no-cost consultation with a Sarasota defective product lawyer.
Liability for Defective Products
There are multiple theories of liability when a product flaw causes harm to the user. Like many other situations involving personal injury, negligence is one option. However, it can be difficult to show the specifics on how the manufacturer breached the legal duty of care. As such, most claims for defective products proceed according to other concepts:
- Strict liability is a common basis for dangerous products because you don’t need to show fault. You need to prove that the item was unreasonably dangerous due to a flaw, and it was the direct cause of your injuries.
- Breach of warranty is another theory of liability, since all products are sold with a promise that they’ll work as intended. The manufacturer is in breach if the item departs from this standard.
Types of Dangerous Defects
Though each case is different, products liability cases typically proceed on the basis of how the defect in the item came to be.
Manufacturing Defects: This type of flaw occurs as part of the production process, so it affects just one lot of items that incorporate the defect.
Design Flaws: When the error occurs during development and design, any and all products created according to that flawed process.
Labelling Defects: Some products may be defective because they don’t include proper warnings or instructions regarding safe use.
Our attorneys at Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian handle defective product cases involving any of these mistakes and more. We’ll seek compensation from all potential parties to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other losses.
Trust a Sarasota Defective Product Lawyer for Legal Assistance
Hopefully, this information helps you understand the basics about your remedies if you’ve suffered harm because of a dangerous, defective product. However, it should also convince you of the importance of retaining skilled legal counsel. For more information on your rights, please call 800.227.2275 or go online to set up a free case evaluation at Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, Attorneys and Counselors at Law.