Filing a Product Liability Claim
Not every injury is caused by another party’s direct recklessness or negligence. In many cases, a victim can be injured by a faulty or defective product. When this happens, that product’s manufacturer is the negligent party. In some cases, the product’s seller or distributor can be held responsible for the victim’s injury as well.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to consumers under the theory of product liability. This means that they must take the steps necessary to ensure that their products do not pose a risk of injury to consumers when used correctly. This principle is similar to the principle of premises liability in that it is the responsibility of the individual providing the product to make sure it is safe for its users.
If you are injured by a consumer product, do not discard the product. It will be an important piece of evidence for your product liability claim. Be sure to take photographs of the product to demonstrate how it caused your injury. Once you have received adequate medical attention for your injury, contact a personal injury lawyer to determine the best way for you to proceed with your product liability claim.
Faulty and Defective Products
There are two reasons why a product can be dangerous while being used correctly: the product was built according to a faulty design, or the product contains a part that is broken or otherwise defective. Proving that you used the product according to its manufacturer’s instructions is key when filing a product liability claim; if you were injured because of your own negligence or reckless behavior, you are responsible for your injury.
If you have been injured by a faulty or defective product, search here to see if the product has been recalled. When a product is found to pose a risk to its users, manufacturers are required to issue a recall for that product. As part of the recall, the manufacturer must provide consumers with instructions for repairing or replacing the product or part. This is where the distributor or seller of the product can also potentially be held liable for your injury – when a recall is issued, retailers must do their part by removing the product from their shelves. A distributor who continued to carry a product or a retailer who continued to sell it after it was recalled can be deemed to have acted with negligence.
You can file a product liability claim to seek monetary compensation for all the expenses associated with your injury. These expenses can include, but are not limited to, your medical bills and your potential lost wages if you have had to spend time out of work.
Product Liability Attorneys in Winter Park, Florida
If you have been injured by a faulty or defective consumer product, contact Hornsby Law Group in Winter Park today at 407-499-8887 to discuss your case with a member of our team. We can determine the best way for you to proceed with your case and provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to effectively seek the money you deserve.