Product Liability Claims in Florida | What You Need to Know
There is an obligation that must be held by manufacturers, designers, and sellers to offer safe products with clear directions for their consumers. If this obligation is not met, unsuspecting consumers can be injured due to defective products. If you have recently been injured by a defective product, you may be wondering how you can recover compensation in a product liability claim. To learn who is responsible for injuries by defective products and the statute of limitations for product liability claims in Florida, continue reading. If you have any further questions, give our personal injury firm a call. We would be happy to walk you through the steps ahead in this legal process.Get Your Case Started
Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?
There are three main types of claims that a victim of a defective product may file. The three primary types of product liability claims are as follows:
- Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is created to ensure the product design is safe for use. However, sometimes manufacturers will divert from this blueprint which can lead to unsafe product design. This can cause accidents and injuries by its users.
- Negligent product design: Product designers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their customers. When this does not occur, this will increase the chances of a serious accident occurring. If you have been injured by a defective product design, you may have a valid product liability claim.
- Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels such as choking hazard warnings, warning against improper use of a product, and more. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way which can result in injuries.
How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?
The statute of limitations is four years for product liability claims in Florida. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the responsible party. This is important to understand because failure to file your claim may result in you being permanently barred from suing. To begin this process as soon as possible, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. To learn more about this process, give our firm a call. We will walk you through the steps ahead. Our skilled attorney will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. We will also work to recover evidence to support your claim. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.
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