Every day, we use or come in contact with all types of manufactured products and machinery. Under product liability law in Florida, the manufacturers, designers, distributors, and in some cases the owners of these products have an obligation to ensure that they are designed and constructed to be safe to use or, in cases where they could cause danger, provide adequate warning that a danger exists. If these obligations are not met and innocent people are injured by defective products, just restitution for that injury can be obtained through the courts. Porcaro Law Group has successfully represented product liability clients all throughout Florida who have been injured by cars, poorly designed household and recreational products, and inadequately marked chemicals.
When a consumer is injured by the proper use of a product, the law of products liability applies. Products liability law deals with injuries caused by dangerous and defective products. These products can be dangerous as a result of:
Poorly designed product that was not properly tested.
Most common; product that was designed well, but incorrectly constructed or assembled.
Also known as failure to warn; includes flaws in the way a product was sold, marketed, and/or finished.
In Florida product liability law, a seller or manufacturer can be sued for negligence or strict liability. Claims in negligence require the showing of a breach of an owed duty of care. Strict liability claims allow recovery for injuries as long as the consumer shows use of the product the way it was intended to be used and according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, manufacturers defend their products by claiming improper use, failure to heed warnings or follow instructions, or alterations by the purchaser. It is extremely important to seek professional counsel regarding the particulars of handling a product liability case in the state of Florida.
The personal injury attorneys at Porcaro Law Group are well-versed in the many different areas of Florida injury law, including product liability claims. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a faulty or defective product in Florida, our experienced Delray Beach product liability lawyer can help. We represent injured victims in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the entire state of Florida. Schedule a free consultation with our product liability lawyers to get the legal advice you deserve. For more information, please contact us today or give us a call at (561) 450-9355.