Defective Products Can Cause Injury – A Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., has helped numerous people and their families who have been injured or killed as a result of using defective consumer products. Under Florida law, manufacturers and distributors of unsafe products can be held financially responsible for the injuries and death caused by product defects that have caused injury to the consumers who have unwittingly used the products in an appropriate manner. It typically does not matter if the manufacturer or distributor intended to cause injury to the consumer, or whether any negligent or careless behavior was involved in designing, manufacturing, marketing, or selling the product. Rather, the companies are held to what is referred to as a strict liability standard, in that they are simply liable for any injuries that occur as the result of the usage of their products.
Several different types of defects can lead to a product liability suit under Florida law. For instance, the product may have been defective in its design, it may have become defective through the manufacturing process, or it may have had a defect or otherwise posed a risk of harm to consumers of which the manufacturer was reasonably aware, but nonetheless chose not to warn consumers about, or at least did not adequately warn consumers about. In most cases, adequate warnings about a defect or hazard of using a consumer product might include explicit safety warnings on the product’s box or other packaging materials, or enclosed written instructions as to how to use the product in a safe manner and avoid unnecessary injuries and risks. As your Fort Myers personal injury attorney knows, any of these types of defects can lead to a defective product liability claim.
Our team of product defect attorneys investigates not only the current condition of the product, but also delves into whether the product was dangerous at the time that it left the manufacturer or the designer of the product. In this manner, our Fort Myers personal injury attorneys can pinpoint how and when the product became defective, which, in turns, helps determine who is ultimately liable for the defect. Defective products can have devastating results, including injury and death. Some of the more common types of product defect cases have involved unsafe vehicles, tire blow-outs, tire tread separation, defective air bags, defective seat belts, defective child car seats or child restraints, defective gas grills, defective medical devices, and defective drugs or prescriptions.
If you or a family member has suffered injuries or death due to a dangerous or defective product, please contact our experienced Fort Myers personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. There are no fees or costs unless you win, which makes it to your advantage to contact our office today in order to determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation under Florida law. Please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view the results in some of our Florida defective product liability cases and other types of accident and personal injury cases handled by Randall L. Spivey.
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