According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 30 million people suffer personal injuries each year as a result of dangerous or defective products. Product liability laws allow victims of defective products to sue manufacturers, distributors and vendors for compensation. At Heintz & Becker, our product liability attorneys handle an array of personal injury and wrongful death claims.
For more than 30 years, our injury lawyers have aggressively defended the rights of victims in Sarasota, Bradenton and across the state. We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our past clients, and we can help you too. To schedule a free consultation with one of our defective products lawyers, call us at 941-748-2916.
Lawyers Holding Negligent Parties Accountable for Defective Products
At Heintz & Becker, our top-rated accident attorneys are committed to helping individuals hold negligent parties accountable. We represent individuals across Florida who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to defective products. Our goal is to maximize your recovery. To accomplish this we conduct a thorough investigation of each case to identify all responsible parties.
Products are considered to be defective when they have design, manufacturing or marketing defects.
- Design defects arise because of flaws in the design of the product.
- Manufacturing defects occur when the product fails to conform to the designer’s specifications. In product liability claims involving these errors, the product’s own design is used to prove that it is defective.
- Marketing defects are made when a product is improperly marketed. These errors may involve improper labeling, incorrect or insufficient instructions or inadequate safety warnings.
When these flaws make the defective product unreasonably dangerous, victims may pursue product liability claims to recover compensation.
If a product is known to be hazardous, a manufacturer may issue a recall to warn consumers about the danger of the product. Unfortunately, these product recalls are often issued only after many consumers have been seriously injured or hurt by these defective products.
Product Liability Lawsuits
Any manufacturers and/or distributors associated with a defective product may be liable for injuries resulting from its use. Our product liability attorneys have handled claims involving dangerous pharmaceuticals, automotive defects, defective saw blades and more.
Defective product lawsuits are generally based on either negligence, in which case the focus is placed on the actions of the manufacturer, distributor, etc., or strict liability, in which case the focus shifts onto problems with the product itself.
Successful product liability lawyers are able to recover compensatory damages on behalf of their clients. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages and/or property damage incurred because of the defective product. In many cases, victims are also entitled to damages for pain and suffering, loss of consortium and punitive damages.
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Our attorneys are more than personal injury attorneys. We are members of your community. We are dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation to people in the Bradenton and Sarasota area and across the state. Call our firm at 941-748-2916 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to speak with one of our defective products attorneys.