St. Augustine Product Liability Lawyer
Defective Product Cases in Florida
In basic terms, under the theory of product liability, a manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a product is liable to those who are injured by their product. Products do not need to be entirely accident-proof. However, they do need to be free from hidden or concealed dangers.
Whether it is a toy, food item, car part, or household appliance, product manufacturers and suppliers have a duty to adequately design, test, and inspect them all before placing them into the hands of consumers. In many situations, however, such measures are not taken. The design of a product, how it is manufactured, or the warnings provided may be inadequate and can rise to a cause of action if injury or death occurs.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective product, turn to the legal team at Canan Law. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our St. Augustine product liability lawyers can help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.
Types of Product Defects
Most products have one of three types of defects:
- Design Defects: A product has a design defect if it is inherently unreasonably unsafe for typical use. This does not mean that inherently dangerous products, such as power tools, have defective designs. Rather, the product must be unreasonably unsafe when it is used correctly and without modifications.
- Manufacturing Defects: When a product is properly designed but is improperly constructed, it may have a manufacturing defect. These types of defects are introduced during the actual production phase and may include things like missing parts, improper installation, or contamination.
- Marketing/Labeling Defects: A marketing or labeling defect refers to how the product is marketed to consumers. If a product is missing important safety warnings, side effects listings, or instructions, or if it is marketed for off-label or untested use, it could have a marketing or labeling defect.
At Canan Law, we know how to determine what type of defect a product had and how this played a role in the accident or incident that caused your injuries. This is important, as the type of defect a product has typically points to which party is liable. For example, a product manufacturer would likely be responsible for a manufacturing defect, whereas a distributor or seller could be liable for a marketing or labeling defect. By accurately and exhaustively investigating these claims, our St. Augustine product liability attorneys can build powerful cases and pursue all avenues of compensation for our clients.
Types of Damages in Product Liability Cases
Were you injured due to a defective or faulty product? At Canan Law, we can help. Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined experience handling many types of personal injury cases almost exclusively for those in St. Augustine and throughout Northeast Florida.
We pursue every case individually because every situation is unique. The types of compensation available to you are determined by the circumstances of your claim.
Most claimants, however, can pursue damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in instances of wrongful death)
For a detailed, personalized consultation with a member of our legal team, reach out to our office today. We can assist you whether you are unsure if you have a claim or you would like to learn more about the types of damages you may be able to recover.