If you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer. Contact an experienced product liability lawyer at Saunders & Walker’s Pinellas Park, FL office to obtain expert legal advice.
Dangerous products can cause injury or even death. Every year, defective products harm thousands of people. In general, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer or vendor to ensure that their merchandise is safe. If a malfunction results from poor design, faulty construction, or improper labeling, then the injured victim has a legal right to seek compensation for the damages. If a court determines that the producers or distributors are at fault for a product malfunction that causes damage, then a settlement is awarded.
Product liability law exists to protect consumers from the harmful effects of dangerous products. It holds makers and sellers responsible for defective manufacturing or improper labeling. Product liability cases follow a different set of rules than normal injury law. Without a federal code to govern product liability claims, the law varies from state to state. Florida, for example, has its own set of rules and regulations that differ from the statutes existing in other states.
It’s important to remember that the law is complex, involving scientific evidence and intricate legal points. Lawsuits often proceed very slowly. Be prepared for a lengthy and time-consuming process. Your ability to recover damages may also be limited if:
The only way to determine whether you have a valid product liability claim is to contact a qualified defective product attorney. A skilled attorney can help you evaluate your claim, examine the evidence, and advise you on the proper course of action. Call Saunders & Walker at 1-800-748-7115 to schedule a free consultation with a Pinellas County defective product lawyer.
Defective products can include anything from cars and airplanes to cigarettes and energy drinks. They malfunction for any number of reasons. Most product malfunction cases fall into a few general categories:
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a faulty product, contact Saunders & Walker law firm today. Based in Pinellas Park, Florida, we have decades of experience providing expert legal representation. We’ll be happy to speak with you over the phone or by email (at no charge) about your defective product claims.