“Proving defective products can be a difficult and costly…we frequently retain engineering experts to evaluate and prove the defective nature of dangerous products”
Hendrik Uiterwyk, Handling Product Liability Cases for Decades
Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from dangerous and defective products. Seemingly harmless, everyday products that have recently been linked to catastrophic injuries and deaths include home appliances, food, drugs, automobiles, medical devices, medical implants, and a variety of other products used by consumers every day. Many serious personal injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety. The main incentive to increase product safety is to avoid potential liability in product liability lawsuits, which provide compensation for the personal injuries or deaths sustained from the use of a defective product. If a family member or loved one has died as a result of injuries due to the use of a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer to recover damages. You do not necessarily have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent.
Manufacturers and their marketers must label the product in such a way as to warn of all dangers associated with its’ use. They must specifically state how that product should be used and warn you of the hazards.
Our mission in pursuing product liability cases is to obtain just compensation for our injured clients and to create an economic incentive for those in the stream of commerce to produce safe products and provide sufficient warning of the dangers of their products, ultimately resulting in the saving of lives. The damages the consumer is entitled to receive in a dangerous or defective product case include compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of physical capacity
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
Whether dealing with a manufacturing flaw or defect, a design flaw or defect, or where a product is unreasonably dangerous because of inadequate instructions or warnings, product liability attorneys ensure that the family and heirs of deceased consumers receive fair treatment under Florida law for injuries caused by dangerous and defective products. Whenever an injury occurs, time is of the essence as it is essential to promptly investigate the accident, preserve evidence, and file a lawsuit prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations. If you have questions or concerns about injuries suffered through the use of a dangerous or defective product, please contact the Tampa product liability lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we win. For assistance call us toll-free at 1-800-753-5203.