Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in Florida are responsible for the consumers who use their products. If you get injured because of an unsafe or defective product, you may have a case for product liability.
Rights of a Consumer Harmed by Defective Product
You have a right to be safe from harm if you use a product as intended. You may be eligible to file a claim for compensation if:
- The product turns out to be unreasonably dangerous or defective at the time of purchase
- Your injury resulted from incorrect usage because the product label lacked proper warnings
In Florida, you can file a lawsuit under “strict liability.” You won't need to prove fault or negligence to file the claim. This makes it easier for consumers to sue the store where they purchased the product or the manufacturer.