You have the legal right to freely use products sold in the U.S. without fear of injury or death. Despite this right, consumer products can injure or kill Americans due to problems with product design, manufacturing flaws, or other defects. A defective products lawyer can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine provides legal representation to clients who have suffered personal injury due to defective products. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a free consultation with a defective products lawyer in Pompano Beach.
What is the process for filing a defective product claim in Pompano Beach?
If you or a family member sustained defective product injuries, Florida only allows you four years from the date of defect discovery to file a claim or lawsuit. This is one of the most pressing reasons to contact our defective products lawyers to assist you as quickly as possible.
We can get started building your claim right away. The laws in this area are complex and difficult to understand without an in-depth knowledge of product defect law, but we understand how to go about the process of collecting evidence and building a case on your behalf.
We may interview witnesses, consult with product safety experts, and subpoena important documents from the designer, manufacturer, and distributer of the product that caused your injuries.
We can also help protect your legal rights and ensure that you do not experience any harassment or intimidation from the lawyers representing the product manufacturer or their insurance company. We will file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurer, fighting for fair compensation on your behalf.
How much is my defective product liability claim worth?
We can help determine the specific value of your defective products claim after your initial consultation. We can typically win some specific damages for our clients, including any doctor or hospital bills, the cost for any medical care to date, and lost wages.
We will also include the projected costs for future medical care, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, and compensation for your lost enjoyment of life. In addition, your claim may also include any property damage and related costs that you experienced.
Whatever the ultimate value of your claim may be, our lawyers will locate and provide the necessary supporting documentation. This may include testimony from doctors, product safety experts, and other subject matter specialists necessary to support the value of your desired settlement.
We will negotiate directly with the insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve.
What types of defective products are most common?
Defects can occur in any product at any time. However, certain consumer goods pose a greater risk when they malfunction. Some common types of dangerous defective products include:
- Cribs and baby beds;
- Children’s car seats;
- Household appliances;
- Sporting goods;
- Recreational vehicles;
- Personal care appliances;
- Window blinds and shades;
- Beds; and
- Cars or car parts.
Defective baby products, toys, and children’s furniture pose some of the most concerning threats to families. Any defective product meant for use in the home can cause severe child injuries.
Recreational products and sporting goods also frequently cause severe injuries. This includes defective scooters, bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, ATVs, and dirt bikes.
Automotive-related defects can also cause devastating injury or death. Defective airbags, tires, and seat belts are some of the most common defects in passenger cars and trucks. Faulty tires and wheels may cause accidents on the roadways and, in incidents involving high speeds, rollovers are common.
How Product Defects Occur
Product defects typically occur in one of the following ways.
This indicates a flaw in a product’s design. If we can prove that a safer design for this product exists, the manufacturer or designer may be wholly or partially liable for your injuries and damages.
This indicates a flaw in some aspect of the manufacturing process. To show this, we must demonstrate that the product was defective at the time it left the manufacturer’s facility.
Failure to Warn
This indicates that a product lacked accurate and complete instructions for use or appropriate safety warnings to protect the consumer.
What types of injuries can result from a defective product?
Although you or a loved one may suffer virtually any type of defective product injury, some injuries happen more frequently in product defect accidents. Some common types of injuries include:
- Electric shock;
- Broken bones;
- Cuts and bruises;
- Brain injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Loss of digits or limbs;
- Lost of vision or hearing;
- Paralysis; and
How will a lawyer prove a defective products claim?
There are three effective strategies we can use to win your defective products claim.
Strict Product Liability
To prove strict product liability, we must demonstrate the following three elements:
- You used the product as the designer or manufacturer intended;
- You did not modify the product in any significant way; and
- You sustained harm due to the defective product.
Breach of Warranty
To prove breach of warranty, we must still demonstrate the elements of strict product liability. However, proving a breach of warranty claim also requires showing that your injuries occurred while a manufacturer’s warranty covered the defective product.
Although we do not have to prove negligence to obtain a settlement for you, including this as a part of your claim may have specific benefits for your case. To show negligence occurred, we must prove that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty and caused your injury, and that injury has cost real losses in your life.
Choosing a defective products lawyer in Pompano Beach
In a defective products case, your attorney must navigate a variety of potentially confusing legal hurdles. This includes identifying a legally valid basis for your claim and determining the party responsible for the product’s defect.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we provide complimentary consultations and case reviews to our prospective clients. This is to help you make the best possible choices for your future. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to speak to a defective products lawyer in Pompano Beach.