Injuries caused by a defective product can be expensive to treat and can make it impossible for you to work. A manufacturer that releases a dangerous product should be the one to pay the bills and cover your losses.
Florida law says victims of dangerous products can sue for compensation, but must be proactive in pursuing a claim. A Miami defective product liability attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you understand your options and take the right steps to recover monetary damages. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation and for answers to questions that matter to your case including:
If you get hurt because of a defective product, the manufacturers, the distributor and/or the reseller can be held responsible. You can obtain compensation from those responsible by negotiating an out-of-court settlement or by filing a lawsuit and convincing a jury of the harm you’ve experienced.
When you make a defective product claim, you could be compensated based on proving the manufacturer was negligent or by showing that you were not warned of dangerous risks associated with the product. However, you do not need to show the manufacturer did anything wrong in order to be compensated. This is because Florida imposes strict liability and says manufacturers are always to blame when a product causes harm if used as intended.
When you are harmed by a dangerous product, you should be fully compensated for all financial loss that the injuries caused. You should also be covered for non-economic damages that you endured because of the defect. The compensation that you receive should cover:
Often, many individual plaintiffs who have been harmed by the same product will file lawsuits to obtain this compensation. Their cases can sometimes be joined together in one big claim called a class action. All of the separate claims can also be moved before a single judge in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) so questions common to all cases can be decided just once.
When you become part of a class action or a MDL, you can lose some autonomy and control over your case. You should always talk to a defective product lawyer to decide on the best approach to your product liability claim in Miami.
When you take legal action to recover money from a manufacturer, it is up to you to prove that you were hurt as a direct result of a problem with the product. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we can help you make the strongest case so you have the best chance of recovering compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about how we can assist with your product defect case in the Miami area.