When purchasing a product, the last thing you would imagine is that the product would end up causing a serious injury. Unfortunately, this happens more frequently than you may think, and if you are someone who was injured by a defective product, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about product liability claims and how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Who will I sue if I am injured due to a defective product?
When someone is harmed because of a defective product, they oftentimes do not know who is responsible for their injuries and, therefore, they are often unsure of how to proceed. Generally, there are three types of product liability claims, and they are as follows:
- Product designer negligence: Product designers must account for the safety of the general public. If you can prove that you were injured because of a product that was flawed in design, you should have a valid lawsuit against the product designer.
- Product manufacturer negligence: This is when a safe product blueprint is sent off to a manufacturer that did not follow the blueprint, for whatever reason, thereby causing the product to become unsafe for public use.
- Failure to warn: This is when a product that would otherwise be considered safe was made available to consumers without a warning regarding any potential safety hazards that the product may pose. If you can prove that you were injured because the product did not inform you of the correct/incorrect way to use the product, you may have a valid failure to warn lawsuit.
How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product in Florida?
When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, they will have to take legal action within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the amount of time the wrongly injured will have to sue the liable party for their injury. Since the statute of limitations for product liability claims in Florida is, generally, four years, you will, in most cases, have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injury. Our firm is ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for the compensation you need. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.