Product Liability Attorney
Representing Consumers Injured by Defective Products Since 1982
Product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers share a responsibility to make sure the products you buy are safe and free of defects. Product recalls are consistently making headlines in addition to lawsuits stemming from the injuries they cause. If you suffer injuries from a product in your home there are laws that allow you to seek financial compensation.
Alan Sackrin, a local product liability lawyer, represents clients injured by dangerous products in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties and all of South Florida for any of the following products:
- Defective automobiles and components
- Sports equipment, including defective sneakers
- Food Packaging
- Child safety seats
- Burns and other injuries from wearables
- Walk-In Tubs Due to Burn Hazard
- Vacuum cleaners
- Power tools
- Children’s toys
- Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment
- Electric Bicycle Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
- Children’s Pajama Sets Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
- Disc Brakes
- Hair Dryers Due to Electrocution Hazard
- Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard
- Blinds And Shades Due to Strangulation Hazard
- Foldable Wood Patio Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
- Hand Trucks And Carts
- Ceiling Fans
See Our Case Studies (Product Liability Cases Won By Alan Sackrin):
- Defective Tire Rims: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
- Defective Mechanical Components: Missing Safety Feature in a Crane Cab
An Experienced Product Liability Lawyer Will Evaluate The Duties Owed to A Victim and Determine if They Were Breached
Product liability law refers to the seller’s liability for any product that causes an injury to the buyer, user or innocent bystander because of a defect. The liable party can be the seller, manufacturer, distributor or retailer. Depending on your case, all of the parties that had a hand in the product can be liable for your injuries and financial compensation.
The makers and sellers of consumer products have a duty to make sure their products are safe for use and consumption and they have a duty to warn if the product is inherently dangerous or has a propensity to be dangerous. However, they do not have a duty to warn users of their products of open and obvious dangers.
Quick Tip: Product Liability Lawsuits Are Based on One or All of The Following:
- A Manufacturing Defect;
- A Design Defect; or
- The Failure to Warn.
A product liability case can involve a strict liability claim. Meaning, the injured person does not always have to prove negligence as in other personal injury cases. The injured party has to show that:
- The product was not safe
- The plaintiff suffered in injury
- The product caused the injury
And, in order to establish strict liability in a product liability case, an injured party must allege and prove during a trial:
- the manufacturer’s relationship to the product in question
- the defect
- the unreasonably dangerous condition of the product, and
- the existence of a proximate causal connection between the condition and the user’s injuries or damage.
The test is whether or not the product was reasonably safe for its intended use as manufactured when it left the manufacturer. West v. Caterpillar Tractor Co., Inc., 336 So.2d 80 (Fla.1976) (quoting the Restatement (Second) of Torts s 402A (1965)).
These standards do not mean that product liability cases are any easier than other personal injury cases. They often involve complex research into the various corporations that are potentially liable. They can also require experts and engineers to pinpoint the defect that caused the injury. Based on the product or prescription drug, defects that caused your injury could have occurred in the manufacturing, design or marketing process.
Quick Tip: The time limit (Statute of Limitation) in Florida to file a product liability lawsuit based upon negligence or strict liability is 4 years. One question here is, when does that 4 year period begin to run?
Sample Of Product Liability Cases Alan Has Settled Or Won At Trial:
- Multi-piece truck rim
- Defective Tire
- Defective Chair
- Defective Food Packaging (current case)
See: Sample Verdicts And Settlements Won By Alan
Product Liability Damages
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a defective product in Florida, the law provides that you can recover damages, including financial compensation for such things as:
- Reimbursement for medical costs and expenses (care, therapy, equipment);
- Your lost wages from your job;
- Money for your pain and suffering;
- Money for your mental anguish;
- Financial coverage for any physical impairment;
- Financial coverage for any permanent disfigurement.
- As well as other economic and non-economic damages
To learn more about the compensation a product liability victim can recover, see Alan’s blog post on economic and non-economic damages (located on his personal injury blog).
Free Defective Product Case Evaluation – Call (954) 458-8655
If you have been injured in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County, or any county in Florida, as a result of a defective product, contact Alan and ask for a free consultation. He’s happy to discuss your claim with you, review what happened, determine your legal options, and help you understand your rights and options to recover the compensation you deserve.
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