Although Okeechobee is a small city with fewer than 6,000 residents, those who live in or visit this Florida City still rely on millions of products in their daily lives, from vehicles to prescription medications to children’s toys. Okeechobee residents deserve to have confidence the products they use are safe, but when products are defective or don’t perform as promised, the faith that residents have in the safety of the products they use can be shattered.
Recalls happen when something is wrong with products, and unfortunately many of these recalls don’t happen quickly enough and people get hurt or suffer substantial monetary loss. When recalled products cause harm, those who have been affected have legal rights under Florida law.
An Okeechobee recall attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help those who have been victimized to pursue a claim to obtain compensation for damages. You should contact our legal team today to find out how we can put our three decades of experience to work for you. We’ll provide a free case evaluation and answers to questions you have about product recalls, including:
What if You’re Hurt by a Recalled Product?
Being hurt by a product you counted on to be safe can be devastating. You should take steps to ensure that the manufacturer of the product — or others responsible for getting the product to you — are held accountable for the harm you have endured.
You can pursue a claim in Okeechobee County circuit court after most injuries or losses caused by defective products. Some cases are also filed in federal courts. Many civil claims after product recalls also take the form of mass tort actions. Class actions help victims obtain compensation in one big case while mass torts move many disparate cases before one judge who presides over them all. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can advise you on the best strategy in your particular situation for taking legal action to be compensated for harm a recalled product has caused you.
How does a Recall Affect a Product Defect Claim?
Products are recalled only due to problems. These problems can range from serious safety risks to products that failed to perform as promised.
Whatever the reason for the recall, it means something was wrong. If you are hurt because something is wrong with a product, the manufacturer, distributors, and others who got the product to you can be held legally liable for covering any losses you incurred as a direct result of your use of a defective product.
The recall, and any evidence prompting the recall, can serve as powerful evidence showing something was definitely wrong with the product. You’ll need to show these problems were the cause of harm in order to be fully and fairly compensated for loss.
How can an Okeechobee Product Recall Lawyer Help?
An Okeechobee product recall lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene will advocate for you as you fight for full and fair compensation when a recalled product damaged you, give us a call to find out more about the personalized help we can provide in your case.