If you were injured by a defective product or because a product did not have adequate warnings or labels, you may be entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, recovering a fair payout in a product liability case is rarely straightforward. There are several parties who may be liable for your damages, and you will need strong evidence to support your claim. The product liability attorneys at Englander Peebles are well versed in the laws that protect consumers, and we can help you fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Our product liability lawyers represent clients in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout South Florida. Call 954-500-4878 to set up a free initial consultation.
Common Types of Products Involved in Product Liability Claims
Just about any type of product can contain a harmful defect. Even children’s toys can have design flaws or manufacturing defects that put young kids at risk. Other products that often contain dangerous defects include:
Who Can Be Liable for Damages in a Product Liability Claim?
Depending on the type of defect that caused your injuries, you may have grounds for a claim against the product designer, manufacturer, distributor or, in rare cases, another party such as the package designer. There are two primary categories of product defects: design defects and manufacturing defects.
A design defect exists when the blueprint of a product creates a hazard for users or is unreasonably dangerous. These defects usually affect an entire product line. Your Fort Lauderdale product liability attorney may determine that you have grounds for a claim related to a design defect if:
Manufacturing defects stem from unplanned errors that occur during the assembly of a product. These defects usually only affect a small percentage of a product line. To win a product liability claim related to a manufacturing defect, the plaintiff must prove that the defect that caused the injury was present when the product left the facility where it was produced.
Inadequate Instructions or Warnings
If you were injured because a product did not have adequate instructions or warnings, you may have grounds for a claim against certain parties in the chain of distribution. Your South Florida product liability lawyer may determine that you have grounds for a claim related to inadequate warnings if:
Florida Product Liability Attorneys
If you were injured by a defective product in Florida, contact Englander Peebles to discuss your case with an experienced product liability lawyer. Call 954-500-4878 to schedule a free consultation.