We all use mass produced products every day. These include cars, boats, planes, toys, tools, furniture, containers, foods, and medications (drugs or pharmaceuticals.) We rely on manufacturers to have completely tested and fixed their products before selling them to us.
If a product is defective, you may be entitled to financial compensation if the defective product causes you injury. At Hickey Law Firm, P.A., located in Miami, Florida, a defective product lawyer who handles product liability claims can help ensure that your rights are protected in the event of an injury.
If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed as a result of a dangerous and defective product, we urge you to call Hickey Law Firm, P.A. today at (855) 375-3727. We can review your case free of charge and devise an effective course of action. Rest assured that we will work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure that the product is made safer in the future and to find out who is responsible.
Product Liability Lawsuits
Manufacturers and designers have a legal obligation to ensure that products are designed correctly, that they have passed quality control tests, that no dangerous or defective products enter the market, and, if necessary, that each product has a warning label that is easy to locate and understand. Product liability cases typically fall into one of the following categories:
- Design Defect — If a product is inherently dangerous, regardless of whether or not it is being used properly, then it has a design defect. An example of a design defect would be a wheelbarrow with insufficient load-bearing capacity, as wheelbarrows are used specifically for transferring heavy loads. Another example is a car that rolls over at relatively low speeds. Another example is an all-terrain forklift that, when it rolls over, which everybody knows it will, fails to protect the operator from injury.
- Manufacturing Defect — A product may be considered to have a manufacturing defect if the product differs from the original design as a result of the manufacturing process, or if the materials used or methods of construction weakened the product in some manner. The use of improper materials or poor quality control standards can cause manufacturing defects.
- Failure to Warn — If a product can pose a risk of injury or harm to the user as a result of being utilized for its intended function, or in a manner that the manufacturer or designer should have foreseen, the manufacturer or designer is responsible for warning the consumer of such risks. If a ladder manufacturer fails to warn consumers about the risks of utilizing the top step, for example, they may be considered liable for any injuries that occur as a result.
When a consumer is harmed as a result of a defective product, the manufacturer (and sometimes the wholesaler, designer or retailer) can be held liable, regardless of whether the party acted negligently or not. The manufacturer or retailer can be held liable for damages as long as the consumer was using the product as it was meant to be used at the time of his or her injury, or in a manner in which the manufacturer or designer should have foreseen.
Compensation in a Product Liability Case
Depending on the circumstances of the case, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, loss of wages (including future wages), limited earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a product defect, a compassionate Miami and Fort Lauderdale injury attorney from our law firm can help your family file a wrongful death claim.
Contact a Miami Injury Attorney Who Handles Product Liability Cases
You have legal rights if you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a defective product. You want success. We offer experience, leadership and results. If you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation in the Greater Miami area regarding a product liability claim, contact Hickey Law Firm, P.A. online or call (855) 375-3727 today. We have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we can review your claim and advise you of your options. We consult with clients from Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando and other Florida locations.
OUR MISSION is to provide to you, the honest, seriously injured person, the advice you need, the representation you want, and the compensation you deserve. By doing this, we correct unsafe places, procedures, conditions and products on cruise ships, stores, commercial facilities, at work and at home.
Representing honest, seriously injured people in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, cruise ship accidents, maritime accidents, boating accidents, aviation and airplane crashes, slip and falls, trip and falls, car accidents, truck accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, professional negligence, wrongful prescriptions, sexual assault, assault and battery and negligent security.
We represent these people in cases where they have suffered wrongful death or injuries with permanent impairments or disabilities, such as: orthopedic injuries, which include broken bones or torn ligaments or tendons, injuries to the organs, neurological injuries, traumatic brain injury, burn injuries, psychological injuries from trauma and scarring and disfigurement.