When a product causes injury, a West Palm Beach defective product liability attorney can help. Florida law says that the manufacturer of a dangerous product should be the one to foot the bill for all losses and damages that the product causes. This is true not just for actual financial losses like medical bills or time off from work, but also for non-financial damages such as pain and suffering or lost companionship if the product defect leads to fatal injuries.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced attorneys have helped many clients throughout Florida pursue a claim against manufacturers and insurance companies that are responsible for losses. Call today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team so we can provide information about your claim and answer questions you may have, including:
Generally, anyone who is responsible for producing or delivering a defective product to a consumer can be sued. This can mean you have the right to pursue a claim against the company that made the product (or that made defective parts that went into the product). You can also pursue a claim against distributors or resellers of dangerous items.
To make your case, you need to prove that the manufacturer or others in the distribution chain were unreasonably careless, or that there was a breach of a product warranty. If there were side effects you didn’t know about, you can also sue for failure to warn since you didn’t have the chance to make an informed choice.
For many plaintiffs, however, the best approach to hold a manufacturer accountable is to make a claim under Florida’s strict liability laws. These laws say that manufacturers are always to blame for injuries caused by defective products, provided that you were hurt as a direct result of a defect or malfunction that occurred when using the product as intended.
If you believe that a defective product was the direct cause of injury to yourself or the direct cause of a loved one’s death, you need to contact a defective product lawyer in West Palm Beach. There are different approaches to take to try to recover compensation, including filing a lawsuit or negotiating an out-of-court settlement with the product manufacturer.
If other plaintiffs who have been hurt by the product have already filed cases, then it is possible you to join their claim in a class action. Sometimes, plaintiffs are able to retain their own independent case but have one judge hear all of the claims related to a specific kind of product defect. This type of multidistrict litigation (MDL) allows claims to be processed faster while letting you retain more control over your own case.
A West Palm Beach defective product attorney will assist you in exploring all options you can pursue to be compensated for losses. Your attorney will help you choose the best solution for your claim and will do everything possible to get you the full compensation you need to cover all damages.
A defective product liability lawyer will do more than just help you decide how to pursue your claim in West Palm Beach. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our attorneys are seasoned negotiators and skilled litigators. Whether your case is resolved in court or out, we will argue on your behalf and represent your interests to ensure you don’t face out-of-pocket losses and damages.
Contact us to request a consultation with a member of our legal team and learn more about how we can help with your case.