Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys
You have a right as a consumer to expect any product you buy to operate as intended and not result in serious personal injury. Sadly, many people are injured by defective or dangerous products every year, resulting in medical expenses, lost wages, and untold amounts of personal pain and suffering.
Products liability is a term which refers to situations in which someone is injured due to a product not working as it was intended, or because it was improperly designed by the manufacturer. Examples of such product failures which result in serious personal injury include:
- improperly manufactured vehicle tires
- car roofs which do not withstand anticipated impacts without crushing
- gas tanks which explode
- kitchen equipment which fail
- improperly designed medical/surgical devices
While there are many possible legal actions which may be pursued by innocent victims of product failures, Florida Law provides that in addition to the manufacturer of a product being responsible under theories of negligence and breach of warranty, that the wholesaler and retailer of such products are also “strictly liable” if the product does not work as it is intended.
A product may be rendered dangerous due to things including design flaws, manufacturing errors, poor handling during delivery or stocking, or insufficient instructions or warning labels. Despite the many parties that can play a role in making a product dangerous, many states only allow product liability lawsuits to be brought against a manufacturer of a product. However, in the state of Florida, you are entitled to seek damages from a product’s manufacturer, distributor, and even retailer.
Basically, anything which is placed into the “stream of commerce” by a manufacturer, distributor or seller, including automobiles, and their parts, machinery, medicine or drugs, clothing which may not be flame resistant, or recreational equipment, is a “Product.”
We, at The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., have over 23 years of courtroom trial experience in helping innocent victims throughout the State of Florida who are injured due to such defective or dangerous products. We help seriously injured victims of such product failures pick up the pieces of their lives. Our goal is to help our clients achieve payment of their unpaid medical bills, lost wages and compensation for the pain and suffering their injuries cause suffer.
If you or a loved one were injured due to a defective product in Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade, the Palm Beaches or the Florida Keys, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.