Products are typically recalled when there are defects that present a safety risk to consumers or that render the products unusable for their intended purpose. Unfortunately, recalls often do not happen until after a consumer has suffered damages, including serious injury in some cases.
If you have been hurt or financially harmed by a product that was recalled, you have legal rights. A Miami recall attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you to understand your legal options and pursue an appropriate remedy for your losses. Give us a call to find out about the ways in which our legal team can help residents of Miami-Dade County after product recalls. Our attorneys can put their decades of experience to work offering you a free case evaluation, and you can get answers to questions you have about your rights, including:
What Are Your Rights After a Product Recall in Miami?
Victims who experience financial loss or who suffer injuries as a result of a defective product may pursue a legal claim for compensation against the product’s manufacturer, distributor, seller, or others responsible for the product. In Miami, the Miami-Dade County Civil Court presides over smaller claims and the Circuit Court presides over larger civil cases where more than $15,000 is at stake. Sometimes, cases are also heard in federal court when a product defect has caused damages.
A victim injured by a defective product can sue in an individual claim and/or could negotiate an out-of-court settlement. Class actions and other types of mass tort cases often arise after a recall, because many people are hurt by the unsafe products that were sold. Before you decide which of these options is the best way for you to try to obtain compensation, you should speak with a recall lawyer who understands the Miami court system and Florida laws for product liability.
How Does a Recall Affect a Defective Product Claim?
If you decide to make a claim arising from a defective product, news of a recall can be very helpful in assisting you in making your case. Victims harmed by a defective product are not obligated to show the defendant in a product liability case was negligent. However, victims must prove a defect in the product damaged them in some way or must prove losses due to a failure of the product to function as intended or a failure of a product to live up to its warranty.
Products are recalled only if there are inherent problems with those products. This means that the evidence of the problems which prompted the recall, as well as the recall itself, can be helpful to plaintiffs in pursuing a claim based on a product which has caused them harm.
How can a Miami Defective Product Lawyer Help You?
A Miami defective product lawyer can provide representation as you make a case to recover compensation after a product is recalled. Clients throughout Miami trust Steinger, Iscoe & Greene to handle their product liability claims due to our decades of experience and unparalleled knowledge acquired through representing thousands of clients. To find out more about how we can help, give us a call today for a free consultation.