Canan Law

Product Liability


Product Liability

legal-liability-protectionProduct liability is the liability of a manufacturer, distributor and seller for any injury to a buyer caused by a defective product.

It is not the duty of a manufacturer to make a product that is accident-proof. However, the law of product liability is designed to protect the user from injury by a product that is unreasonably dangerous or is manufactured in such a fashion that the danger is hidden or concealed from the buyer.

A manufacturer also has a duty to test and inspect its product, especially for latent or hidden defects in products it sells. When they fail in this obligation and you’re hurt by a product, you should speak with the experienced lawyers at Canan Law.

The law surrounding product liability is complex. Generally, it is based on a duty of care. A manufacturer has a duty to design a reasonably safe product. Moreover, when a distributor places an inherently dangerous product (e.g., prescription medicines) into the channels of commerce, it has a duty to provide consumers with a danger warning and instructions for proper use.

Sometimes a product is properly manufactured, but the design is faulty because it doesn’t have safety features to protect against danger. Every case is unique, and the exact compensation available to you is determined by the circumstances of your claim. We can generally pursue compensation for:

• Medical bills
• Lost wages
• Diminished earning capacity
• Pain and suffering
• Funeral expenses (in the case of a wrongful death case)

If you’re unsure of whether or not you have a claim, you can speak to one of our lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Don’t delay, contact the St. Johns County product liability attorneys at Canan Law today!

The Law Offices of Patrick T. Canan in St. Augustine, Florida represents clients throughout St. Johns County, Duval County, Flagler County, Putman County, Clay County,
and the cities of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Coast, Palatka, Green Cove Springs, Bunnell, Flagler Beach, Hastings, Crescent City, Interlachen, and Jacksonville.

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