Have you or a loved one been hurt by a defective or dangerous product? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people each year are harmed because of bad drugs, medical devices that fail to work as promised, children’s toys that prove to have unexpected risks, or cars that don’t work properly.
No matter what type of product causes you harm, you have the right to obtain compensation from the manufacturer, distributor, reseller or others responsible for putting the dangerous item into the hands of consumers. An experienced Port St. Lucie defective product liability attorney can help you understand your legal rights and pursue a damage claim after a defective product causes you to experience losses.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our attorneys charge no legal fees in product defect cases unless we recover compensation for you. Call today to schedule a free evaluation of your case and get answers to questions you may have, including:
Under Florida law, you are entitled to be “made whole” if someone else causes you injury. This is true when the injury results from a dangerous or unsafe product that a manufacturer released onto the market.
Unlike many types of personal injury cases, you do not have to show the manufacturer was negligent to be compensated for losses. If you can prove that the product was the direct cause of harm, Florida’s strict liability laws allow you to pursue a damage claim.
You can also make other legal arguments to obtain compensation from a manufacturer of a dangerous product, such as arguing:
A Port St. Lucie defective product lawyer can help you decide on the best arguments to make to maximize your chances of receiving full compensation for damages.
To obtain compensation from a manufacturer, it is up to you to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. You can file this lawsuit in state court or, in some cases, in federal court.
Since products are sold to many people in the marketplace, you may discover that many plaintiffs have already filed claims against the same manufacturer for similar harm. Often, this leads to all of the cases being joined together in one big class-action lawsuit, or to a lot of different cases all being moved before one judge in a multidistrict litigation. Before you become part of one of these mass lawsuits, you need to talk to a lawyer to ensure that this is the right step for you to take.
Manufacturers may also be willing to compensate you without even having to file a lawsuit or go to court. Your attorney may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement if the manufacturer accepts responsibility for the defective product and resulting injuries.
A Port St. Lucie defective product liability lawyer can assist you in deciding how best to make a claim and what steps to take to pursue compensation for losses. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we will advocate for you and represent your interests from Day 1, helping you gather evidence and fight for the money you need from the product manufacturer.
You should never be left financially ruined because of injuries resulting from a defective product. Let us help you pursue a claim to get your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering or wrongful death losses covered. Contact us today for a free consultation.