Boynton Beach Defective Product Lawyer
If a negligent driver runs a red light and hits your car, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The same is true if you are injured by a defective product, only it is the manufacturer who can be held responsible. In fact, when it comes to product liability lawsuits, there may be a number of parties who share fault.
Product liability cases are often quite complex. This is why it is important to work with an experienced Boynton Beach defective product lawyer who understands the litigation process and can effectively represent your interests. At Leifer & Ramirez, we handle all types of defective product claims, ranging from children’s toys to motor vehicles, and we will put our knowledge and experienced to work for you.
What Types of Product Liability Claims Exist Under Florida Law?
Every case is unique, but generally speaking there are three common grounds for asserting product liability under Florida law:
Design Defects– Oftentimes, the problem begins before the product even hits the assembly line. If a product–or any of its parts–is not properly designed, it can lead to a failure in all items that share that design. This is especially true when it comes to defects in automobiles and other large machinery, which rely on thousands of parts to function properly.
Manufacturing Defects– Even when a product is properly designed, errors may still occur during the actual manufacturing or fabrication process. Unlike design defects, manufacturing defects may only affect a small number of items within a larger group. But the manufacturer is still legally responsible for any defective products that leave its factory.
Failure to Warn– A manufacturer, distributor, or marketing company may also be held responsible if a product contains insufficient instructions or warning labels. The key question here is whether or not a warning label is adequate to alert customers of known or foreseeable risks of using a product.
Sometimes there is a single manufacturer that holds sole responsibility for a defective design. But depending on the facts and circumstances of a case, there may be other parties who may owe compensation to injured customers, including wholesalers, retailers, and even the firms that initially designed the defective product.
How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Product Liability Claim?
The skilled Boynton Beach lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez will sit down with you and assess the strength of your potential case. We look at many factors, including the severity of your injuries, whether or not you used the product in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and what financial and other losses you suffered. In some cases, there may be other people who were harmed by the same product as you, which may lead to a class action suit against the responsible parties.
But the first step is to call us and schedule an initial consultation. There is no cost or obligation to meet with us. We simply want to learn more about your situation.