Consumers expect the products they buy to be safe and work as intended. They never expect that something they use in their everyday lives could be harmful. However, when manufacturers take shortcuts to save money, they sometimes create and market defective products that have the potential to injure and kill consumers.
If you suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one due to a dangerous product, you should not have to suffer the physical, emotional, and financial consequences by yourself. There might be legal relief available to you. Let a dedicated Orlando product liability lawyer review the details of your case and advise you of your rights and options.
Whenever the correct use or reasonable misuse of a product results in an injury, the injured person has the right to pursue a product liability claim. It is essential to work with the right defective products attorney, because these claims often require a detailed understanding of the law as well as manufacturing processes.
Our attorneys are specialists in the field of product liability and will work with expert witnesses to determine what went wrong with the item in question. A qualified dangerous products attorney would determine whether the product had a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect.
When a product has a design that is inherently and unreasonably hazardous, any item manufactured according to that design will be defective. Even if the manufacturing company adheres to strict safety guidelines in their production, the products that they create with a defective design would still be inherently flawed.
To prevail in a product liability claim based on a defective design, an injured claimant would need to show that the item’s design posed an unreasonable and predictable risk to consumers. If it was foreseeable that a consumer could have hurt themselves during a reasonable use of the product, then the item’s creator could bear civil liability for using a defective design.
A claimant must prove that the manufacturer could have created a product with an alternative design and that the alternative, safer product would have been as useful, practical, and economically feasible as the original, defective one. A lawyer in Orlando who understands product liability can review design records to see if an item’s design was inherently unsafe.
Manufacturing defects occur when a particular batch of a product is manufactured in an unsafe manner, even though the item’s initial design was safe. Sometimes, manufacturing defects occur because the manufacturer decides to make substitutions that deviate from the original product design in an effort to save on costs.
An example of this would be if a manufacturer chooses to use a cheaper, less safe material in their production process. Our attorneys will draw upon their years of experience to examine a defective product’s manufacturing records to see where the error occurred.
Marketing defects occur when manufacturers and/or advertisers fail to warn consumers of the potential risks that their products may pose. Manufacturers and sellers are required by law to label their products appropriately so that consumers are aware of any known dangers associated with item’s intended and reasonably predictable uses. Our legal team can help determine whether an item’s warnings and instructions were adequate in the context of an Orlando defective product claim.
Product defects are not only limited to the item’s physical performance, but also includes manufacturing defects, defective design, and marketing defects. Our legal team at Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law understands how to best represent you and provide a viable claim to ensure product safety for future consumers, and how to obtain the legal compensation you may be entitled to.
Whether you were misinformed on how to use the product due to misleading marketing efforts, or were simply using your favorite product as intended and were injured by faulty design, let our team help relieve any anxiety and frustration you may have. To provide you the best counsel for your case, we’ve created a simple 3-step process and are prepared to fight for you.
First, your legal representative will collect the proper documentation for your case, such as medical records and bills, insurance policies, and more. This ensures we have a solid foundation, context, and understanding of your injury and can work to fight for the maximum compensation available in your product liability case.
Our second step is to investigate on your behalf. Investigation is key in understanding the little details that can largely impact the value of a defective product case. Investigation includes dashcam and security footage, police records, witness accounts, and more.
Lastly, we negotiate for you. Inside and outside of the courtroom, we negotiate with the defense to help you get the compensation you may be entitled to and deserve. Sometimes, negotiations may not be successful. At Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, our Orlando lawyers don’t back down from the challenges of a product liability claim. We are prepared to go to trial to present our strongest case on your behalf and fight for justice.
Even when there is clear evidence that a product is defective, manufacturing companies often fight allegations of civil liability. They hire large defense firms to avoid making payments to injured consumers. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating cases involving defective products.
If a faulty consumer good has hurt you, let an Orlando product liability lawyer help you recover your losses. Reach out to our office today for a free consultation.