Both federal and state laws apply to a product liability claim, and the claim process can be complex. Many injured product liability victims don’t know where to start if a manufacturer or distributor operates in multiple states. Our experienced product liability attorneys in Tampa can review the circumstances surrounding your injury case and help you obtain suitable compensation for your injuries and losses.

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.

Types of Product Liability Claims in Florida

These are a few typical examples of product liability claims:

  • Defective CPVC pipes in sprinkler systems – Resins in faulty CPVC pipes can blow when exposed to chemicals causing the sprinkler system to fail during emergencies
  • Products created for infants – Small toys, strollers, playpens, walkers, high chairs, pacifiers, and car seats should not contain small parts that are unsafe for children to use
  • Dangerous household products – This includes cleaning chemicals, heaters, garage door openers, electronics, power tools, talcum powder, and others
  • Products with wheels – Recreational vehicles, play equipment, exercise machines, go-karts, ATVs, and jet skis can cause injury if defective or not designed properly
  • Defective auto parts – Faulty airbags or seat belt failure can result in devastating injuries
  • Defective medical devices – You may have a claim if your medical device caused unwarranted injury
  • Defective E-cigarettes – Electronic cigarettes can result in severe burns due to exploding batteries and other hazards

You should work with an experienced product liability attorney in Florida with the necessary resources and staffing to maximize your compensation.

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Common Types of Defects in Products

Poor product design and manufacturer negligence can lead to devastating injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, severe burns, broken bones, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and loss of life. You should speak with a qualified attorney if you were injured because of the following:

  • Defective manufacturing
  • Faulty assembly
  • Defective product design
  • Inadequate product warnings
  • Poor or confusing instructions
  • Dangerous equipment
  • Hazardous materials used
  • Defective packaging

Several factors can contribute to defective product injury, making it essential to find an attorney to investigate the unique circumstances and identify all responsible parties.

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Our Trusted Consumer Protection Attorneys have the Experience to Take on Large Insurance Companies. Get Strong Legal Representation to Fight for Your Rights.

At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, we have obtained successful settlements and verdicts for Floridians injured due to defective products.

Our experienced and capable product liability lawyers in Tampa will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. If you or someone you love was injured by a consumer or medical product, we’re here to help. We can:

  • Investigate your case
  • Build strong evidence backed by a sound legal strategy
  • Fight for the largest possible damages on your behalf while you focus on recovering and moving forward with your life

To schedule your free consultation, call us at (727) 306-0273 or fill out our online contact form.

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