We hope that the products we purchase help make our lives easier and safer. However, in some cases, defective products can cause serious injury or even death.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A Fort Lauderdale lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can be your guide through the legal process to help ensure your rights are protected.
For a free legal consultation with a defective products lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call (800) 747-3733
Why Hire the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine?
If you ever need anything, you can count on us to provide responsive and prompt communication, in addition to:
- Helping you schedule your appointments
- Giving you your lawyer’s personal phone number
- Frequently updating you about your case’s status
- Answering your questions, phone calls, and emails
Our past clients can attest to how we go the extra mile for them. For example:
- “I was very pleased with the service I received from the law firm of Anidjar and Levine. I was glad I picked this law firm to represent me…” -Viviana J.
- “…Most of the stress was taken off of my shoulders and they really helped me focus on getting myself better while they took care of everything else. I was updated constantly and all of my questions and concerns were addressed almost immediately. ..” -Tyler R.
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If You can hold the Manufacturer Responsible for Your Injuries
Product liability law does not require negligence on the part of the product manufacturer. While a plaintiff may still allege that a defendant’s negligent behavior caused their injury, they can also allege that a defendant is “strictly liable” for their injury.
The strict liability doctrine allows a consumer to hold a product manufacturer liable for injuries caused by the product, regardless of how careful the manufacturer was making the product.
To assert a successful strict liability claim against a product manufacturer, you must show three things:
- The product had an unreasonably dangerous defect that injured you.
- You were using the product in the way the manufacturer intended when the defect injured you.
- You did not substantially alter the product after receiving it.
Types of Expenses You can Recover with a Product Liability Claim
A product liability claim settlement or verdict can reimburse you for your current and future expenses, as well as for your intangible losses. To ensure accuracy and comprehensive compensation, have an attorney with our firm assess your claim to determine its value.
You could seek coverage for:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced capacity to work
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Wrongful death-related damages (e.g., funeral expenses, loss of consortium, etc.)
When the Liable Party was Grossly Negligent
In some cases, victims of defective product injuries might be entitled to punitive (or exemplary) damages. These monetary awards, which could be as much as $500,000, punish the defendant for gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
For instance, if the manufacturer knew medication was dangerous but concealed studies about side effects, ignored consumer complaints of injury, and continued manufacturing the product anyway, the courts could punish the defendant by ordering the company to pay the victim punitive damages.
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How a Defective Product Lawyer on Our Team can Help You with Your Case
Injured victims can become intimidated and overwhelmed with the legal process—especially since they are preoccupied with their injuries—and wind up giving up and forfeiting compensation they could have received.
An attorney at the Law Office of Anidjar & Levine can assist you with all aspects of your case and take the worry away.
You can depend on us to:
Work for You on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
Hiring our lawyers comes with no risk, as we work on a no-win, no-fee basis. As such, we won’t charge you anything upfront or starting up. We won’t take our payment until you are awarded compensation.
Collect and Organize Evidence
Your side of the story is very valuable, but it won’t be enough to convince the liable party’s insurance company that you are completely innocent. We can back up your claim with evidence like:
- Recall announcements
- Photos of your injuries
- Testimony from your family and friends
- Medical records
If you come across any other forms of evidence that can help bolster your case, inform your attorney as soon as you can.
Communicate and Negotiate with the Insurance Companies
The other party’s insurance company might reach out to get a recorded statement from you. They know you’re vulnerable at this time, so they might try to take advantage of that and manipulate you into admitting fault or accepting an insufficient settlement.
If they contact you, give them your lawyer’s information, and they will take all communications from there, including negotiations. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we strive to get you the settlement you need to cover your damages.
We have no problem filing a lawsuit and arguing your case in court if the insurer will not settle.
Adhere to Florida-Mandated Deadlines
Under Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a), you have four years to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. In the event that your loved one died as a result of the defective product, Florida Statutes §95.11(4)(d) enforces a two-year deadline to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Given enough notice, we can help you adhere to these deadlines. If you wait too long, the state of Florida might bar you from seeking damages altogether.
What Kinds of Defective Products Often Cause Consumers Injuries?
Defective products span across all industries but can include anything that is unreasonably unsafe to use. Our attorneys have helped people throughout Fort Lauderdale with all types of defective product claims.
Some defective products that can cause injuries include:
- Unsafe automobile parts
- Dangerous medications
- Children’s toys (e.g., scooters, trampolines, etc.)
- Defective appliances, tools, and equipment
- Baby items (e.g., child safety seats, cribs, swings)
Each case is different. Injuries range from minor to catastrophic, including brain injuries and spinal injuries.
Get a FREE Consultation with Our Team
Our defective product lawyers in Fort Lauderdale are ready to assist you with your case. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a free, no-obligation consultation today.