Manufacturers, suppliers, and sellers have a duty to make sure their products are safe for the public. Sadly, many of these products are not safe and may cause serious injury or even death. You and your loved ones have a right to be safe from harm when you or someone you love uses a product for its intended use. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. our attorneys have over a combined 100 years of experience representing those who have been injured due to a product defect.Injury from Fault or Defective Product
In the U. S., defective products cause thousands of injuries and death each year. In an attempt to warn consumers when product defects are discovered, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists product recalls on their web site. Manufacturers send warning notices to consumers who may have purchased a product later determined as possibly defective. Product recalls are announced regularly on radio and TV and are printed in magazines. Defective products range from cars, trucks, air bags, sports equipment, household appliances, computer batteries, tools, toys and prescription drugs to name a few examples.
Product defects fall into three basic categories:
- Design defects
- Insufficient instructions or warnings regarding usage
- Manufacturing defects
If you are seriously injured, your product liability claim hinges on several things, most importantly, the fact that you received an injury from use of a product and that the product in question either possessed a defect or was dangerous in some non-obvious way.
Under Florida product liability law, if you can prove that the product that injured you was in an unreasonably dangerous condition, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor or seller.
A product is considered unreasonably dangerous if:
- The product fails to perform safely as an ordinary person would expect when used as it was intended.
- The product fails to perform as the manufactures might reasonably foresee.
- The risk of danger in the product's design outweighs the benefits.
Product liability actions in Florida must be brought within two years after you are injured; therefore, it is important that you contact a product liability lawyer as soon after your accident as possible.Contact a Miami Product Liability Lawyer Today!
At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. our Miami defective product lawyers are committed to obtaining positive results in our clients' product liability claims. When you seek our legal counsel, we will determine how you were injured, the extent of your injuries, whether or not the product was defective or dangerous and the legal remedies available to you.
The attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. have been representing clients since 1976, and are committed to obtaining the maximum possible damages and settlements on behalf of our clients.
If you have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, call us at 305-448-8585 or toll free at 877-448-8585 or contact us online to speak directly with an attorney in English, Spanish or Creole. Se habla español/Nou parlé Creole. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.