If you have suffered an injury as the result of a defective product, or if a product is liable for an injury you sustained, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away.
Here at Fernandez Law Group, our Tampa product liability attorneys are both aggressive and experienced in dealing with the laws that protect consumers from the potential harm or injury that may occur during the use of a defective product. Several parties can be held liable when a consumer sustains an injury due to a faulty product. In many cases, we've found that manufacturers knew or should have known their product posed a risk to users.
Foods that caused food poisoning are also considered a defective product, along with faulty medical devices, defective automobiles, unsafe toys, bicycles, helmets, child safety seats and more.
As the defective product passes from the manufacturer to the consumer, liability will need to be determined against everyone involved in the chain of commerce and is done within the jurisdiction in which the product liability case is filed.
Whenever you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, compensation may be awarded.
Fernandez Law Group has a successful track record of defending clients who have become victims of product liability and we have a history of recovering compensation for our clients.
We suggest you take advantage of our FREE Consultation to find out if you have a solid case for a claim and what we can do to help you.There are no costs or fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.
Design, marketing or manufacturing defects:
There are two main categories of product defects covered under Florida and Federal law - design defects and manufacturing defects. When someone is injured by a defective product, and depending on the type of defect, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributer or wholesaler involved in the chain of commerce.
When a manufacturing defect occurs, it is generally caused by an error in the assembly process and therefore would not fall under the design defect category as it was never intended to be a part of the finished product. These types of defects may or may not be noticed until the product reaches a consumer's hands, and typically occur in just a small percentage of the total production. There is virtually no tolerance or room for error due to the strict liability factor which states that all manufacturers are liable for any defects that occur during the manufacturing process. Even when a company takes extreme measures to ensure quality, they are still liable for any defects that occur as a result of faulty construction.
In order to make a case that may be eligible for compensation, the plaintiff will need to prove that the defect that was directly responsible for their injury was present during the time of manufacturing or departure from the factory where the product was produced.
Design defects are any flaws that exist in the original blueprints for a product which cause it to become a hazard or unreasonably dangerous to use or be around. These types of defects differ from manufacturing defects because they have to do with the original design of the product and the end result, not something that occurred during the manufacturing process.
In order to determine whether or not there is a defect in the design, we must learn whether or not:
Whether or not the design of the product was unreasonably dangerous prior to the production of it.
Is it likely that the anticipated design of the product could harm a potential user prior to being produced?
Was it possible to use better materials or design without altering the purpose or intended use of the product with minimal cost increase?
Generally, if any of the above three criteria exist in a product liability case, then reasonable grounds exist for a plaintiff to file a design defect claim and a product liability attorney should be contacted as soon as possible to assist you with your case.
At Fernandez Law Group, you are choosing a Tampa personal injury lawyer with an in-depth understanding of exactly how to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have experienced loss due to a serious Florida injury, contact Fernandez Law Group to speak with a knowledgeable Tampa personal injury attorney today.
Why should I choose Fernandez Law Group to handle my case for product liability?
We put not one, but multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves. Not only that, but we're also fewer than 10% of Florida attorneys who are also authorized to practice in federal courts. Let us put our experiences and resources to work for you today, and you can expect to get the results you deserve.
Our attorneys are very experienced and fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf.
There are no costs or fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, do not try to handle a claim on your own or risk using an inexperienced lawyer. Not all personal injury attorneys have our commitment to achieving full justice for their clients, nor do they have our trial experience and proven skills. Product liability actions are extremely complex. Attorneys handling these claims must have a comprehensive knowledge of the numerous Florida Statutes governing product liability and an understanding of the various issues involved in each claim. Our law firm often hires additional paralegals and investigators to thoroughly review records in product liability cases to ensure our lawyers have the necessary appreciations for the applicable issues of each case.
Product liability attorneys are everywhere, but when you come to Fernandez Law Group you can count on our team to work extremely hard to provide you with exceptional representation. We take pride in doing what it takes to earn the proper compensation our clients deserve, no matter how hard the fight.
Our product liability attorneys go the extra mile:
Going the extra mile for our clients is an easy choice as we accept only serious, legitimate cases. Clients can have confidence in our experience and commitment to go far as necessary to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of injured citizens.
Our clients have the right to decide if and when to settle a case or to proceed to trial. We meet with our clients individually to discuss their options and how to proceed in their best interest. Some insurance companies routinely refuse to make a reasonable offer to any lawyer, leaving no other option but to proceed to trial. It is important to have an experienced trial attorney who is able to provide competent representation in court to obtain a favorable verdict. Our firm has more than 40 years of combined legal experience.
Our product liability attorneys and dedicated support staff will focus on your needs while providing superior, effective, and vigorous representation of your interests. We are paid for our legal services only if we obtain a recovery on your behalf, and we will come to your home or to the hospital for your convenience.
We look forward to hearing from you and would be honored to assist and serve you.