Products sold to the public must be safe for use. If you or a family member sustained injuries due to a defective product, you may have the legal right to seek financial compensation.
A defective products lawyer in Boynton Beach can help you through this difficult situation, protecting your legal rights and filing a claim for the compensation you deserve. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we provide compassionate legal representation for people who have experienced injury or wrongful death from a defective product. Contact us today for help at 800-747-3733. We offer free case evaluations to help you better understand your legal options.
Common Types of Defective Products
At our practice, we have seen harmful defects occur in a variety of different consumer products. Certain products, however, pose a greater risk to consumers if they fail. Some of the most common faulty products we have seen include:
- Power tools;
- Window blinds;
- Home appliances;
- Personal care items;
- Children’s toys;
- Baby cribs and beds;
- Car seats;
- Sporting goods;
- Recreational vehicles; and
- Automotive components.
Infants and children are some of the most common victims of defective products. However, teenagers also frequently sustain injuries due to product defects in bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and all-terrain vehicles.
Some of the most serious injuries and wrongful deaths occur due to automotive defects. Tires and wheels commonly fail, as do safety restraints, airbags, and other automotive safety features. Faulty vehicle design can result in rollover crashes that devastate entire families.
How Do Product Defects Occur?
There are three primary categories of product defects. Our attorneys will investigate how the defect occurred in your case and will build your claim accordingly.
In this category, the product design had a flaw. We must prove that a safer design exists, but the product’s designer failed to utilize it. Once we establish that fact, we can hold the product’s designer or manufacturer liable for your injuries.
To qualify as a manufacturing defect, some portion of the manufacturing process must have caused a problem with the product. To show this, we must prove that the product was faulty when it left the manufacturing facility.
Failure to Warn
In this category, we must prove that the faulty product did not come with accurate consumer safety notifications, complete product safety warnings, or accurate instructions for intended use.
What Injuries Result From Defective Products?
A defective product can cause almost any type of injury. The most common types of injuries are:
- Cuts and bruises;
- Broken bones;
- Electric shock;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Neck injuries;
- Spine injuries;
- Loss of vision or hearing;
- Loss of digits or limbs;
- Internal injuries;
- Paralysis; and
If you or your loved one suffered an injury due to a product defect, our attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim for compensation.
We Can Help You File a Claim for Compensation.
You need appropriate medical care and money to pay your bills, especially if you cannot return to work as a result of your injuries. You also need to focus on healing and returning your life to normal. By filing a claim, we can help you obtain the money and peace of mind you need to recover.
We are familiar with the complex Florida statutes and federal laws governing consumer protection. We also understand the intricacies of gathering evidence to effectively support your legal claim. We will obtain the evidence we need to prove your case, including testimony from product safety experts, witness statements, photographs, product design documents, safety records from the manufacturer, and other documentation that proves the product was defective.
After we collect the evidence we need to show what caused your injury, we will calculate the total value of your damages.
What Is the Dollar Value of My Claim?
The value of your claim depends on the nature and severity of the injuries you sustained. To determine how much compensation you are eligible for, we will total all of your medical bills to date and your lost wages. To that sum, we will add the estimated cost of your future treatment needs, your estimated future income losses, your loss of earning potential, your pain and suffering, and any lost life’s enjoyment you suffered because of the accident.
If you experienced any other financial harm, such as property damage, we will include that in your claim as well. Finally, if you sustained any long-term or permanent physical disability or damage, we will determine a dollar value to compensate you for your loss and include it in your total claim.
How Will a Lawyer Prove My Claim?
Defective product claims fall in one of three categories.
Strict Product Liability
Strict products liability law requires demonstrating three elements, as follows:
- You used the product as intended;
- The product had undergone no significant modifications; and
- You sustained a provable injury due to the product defect.
Breach of Warranty
This requires demonstrating the same three elements noted above. However, we must also prove that your injury occurred during the manufacturer’s warranty period.
Proving negligence is not necessary in a defective products case, but it may provide specific benefits for your claim. To show negligence on the part of the designer, manufacturer, or distributor, we must demonstrate the four legal elements of this area of law. We will need to offer proof that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, caused the product defect accident that harmed you, and that you suffered actual damages as a result.
How to Select a Defective Products Lawyer in Boynton Beach
It is important to choose a law firm ready to fight for your rights. You also need an attorney who will answer all your questions, explain all your options and what each means to your future, and provide compassionate support during your time of need. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we do all of that and more.
We provide professional representation for clients whose injuries threaten to devastate their lives. We fight tirelessly to obtain a settlement that will help you get your life back on track. We also offer free consultations to answer your questions and help you make the right decision for you and your family. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to speak to a defective products lawyer in Boynton Beach.