What is product liability? If you or a loved one was harmed because of a defective product, product liability law states that the manufacturer could be held responsible for any injuries that were caused. However, the responsibility does not stop there. Other people and parties who could be held liable for a defective product include anyone from designers to wholesalers to the individual retail store. To ensure that you hold the correct party liable for your injuries, work with a Coral Gables personal injury lawyer from our office.
If you reasonably expected a product to possess a certain level of safety and that product failed to meet your expectations, you could have a case. The types of products that could prove to be defective and lead to serious injury or death may include auto parts, children's toys, pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices and more.
In some cases, the manufacturer was aware of the possible dangers or harmful side effects of their products, but allowed them to be sold regardless. In other cases, the process was rushed and the company failed to perform the necessary tests in order to guarantee that the product was safe for the public. Whatever the case, when these corporations choose to place profits over the safety of those who are buying their products, they need to be held accountable.
Florida's product liability laws were created to enable the victims of defective products to be compensation by those responsible for placing these dangerous products into the hands of consumers. With the millions of products available for purchase today, it is no surprise that there are a number of products that are recalled every year. If you or someone you love has suffered injury because of a defective product or a dangerous product that you believed to be safe for use, please call a Miami product liability lawyer at Mesa Law Firm immediately.
Product defects are generally placed into one of three categories: design defects, manufacturing defects or marketing defects. In order to determine whether your product was defectively designed or defectively manufactured, you can look at the defect itself and whether or not it was planned or unplanned. Manufacturing defects are unplanned, whereas design defects were built into the product plan and can be found in every individual product.
If you are looking for a lawyer for your product liability case in Coral Gables, please do not waste any time in contacting our firm. Our founding attorney, Joseph A. "Tony" Mesa, III, who has been recognized as a Rising Star℠ by Super Lawyers®, as an "Up and Comer" by Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ and has a "Superb" rating (10 out of 10) from AVVO, handles even the most complex personal injury situations.
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