A personal injury attorney from Moody Law can help you file a product liability claim if you have been injured by a defective product. Additionally, if a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death as a result of a product defect, you have legal rights. Serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, a defective product or personal injury attorney from our firm can help ensure that you are justly compensated for your suffering. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney from Moody Law, contact our firm today.
Product Liability Lawsuits
Designers, manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of products have a legal responsibility to ensure that the product is safe and free of potentially harmful defects. In the event that a defective product causes an injury or death to an individual, it may be possible to file suit against all liable parties. Under the "strict liability" theory of law, it is not necessary to prove negligence in a product liability lawsuit. A party – designer, manufacturer, or seller – can be held liable for damages caused by a defective product regardless of the level of care that the party exercised. In a product liability lawsuit, the actions of the defendant are not taken into consideration; rather, the court decides whether or not the plaintiff's injuries were caused by a product defect. If it can be shown that a product is defective, the plaintiff was injured, and the plaintiff's injuries were caused by the defective product, the defendant is automatically liable.
Located in Bartow and Lakeland, and serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, a defective product or personal injury attorney from Moody Law will work aggressively to help secure just compensation for your suffering. Our compassionate lawyers can help you receive financial compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering, as well as funerary costs and a loss of future income in the event of a loved one's death.
Types of Defective Product Cases
Product liability claims usually arise when a product causes an injury as a result of one of the following:
- Design defect – A design flaw is a defect that occurred at the conception of a product — a baby seat that provides inadequate support in the event of a crash, for example. If a product defect is determined to be a design flaw, then the designer of the product can be held liable for any and all damages caused by the product defect.
- Manufacturing defect – Manufacturing defects result in a product that performs differently than the designers originally intended. Manufacturing defects may result from the materials that were used or the manufacturing technique itself.
- Failure to warn – Also known as a marketing defect, a failure to warn occurs when a product causes an injury because consumers were not adequately warned about the potential dangers. It may be possible to file a 'failure to warn' claim even if the consumer was using the product incorrectly at the time of injury, so long as the use was something the manufacturer or designer should have foreseen.
Persons injured by dangerous products in greater Polk County, Florida, including Lakeland and Bartow, can rely on a defective product or personal injury attorney from Moody Law for sound legal counsel. We have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we can help achieve a successful resolution to your case as well.
Frequently Asked Questions about Defective Product Lawsuits
Who can be held liable for my injuries?
Depending on the circumstances and the type of product defect, it may be possible to file a claim against the product designer, the manufacturer, the distributor, and in some cases, the retailer that sold the product. A defective product attorney from our law firm can review your case free of charge and help determine liability.
What are the most common types of defective products?
Almost any commercially available product can be defective, but some of the more common types of product defects include dangerous over-the-counter and prescription drugs, defective car parts and accessories, household cleaning items, baby products, toys, furniture, and food products.
Do I need a defective product attorney to obtain compensation?
In a product liability lawsuit, the defendant's lawyers will try to discredit your claim by attempting to prove that you were using the product negligently or incorrectly when you were injured. You need a qualified, experienced, and aggressive attorney in order to maximize your chances of obtaining a successful resolution to your case. Serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, a defective product or personal injury attorney from Moody Law has the legal resources needed to level the playing field. Contact a personal injury attorney from Moody Law today to schedule a free consultation.