Personal Injury Caused by a Defective Product?
When you buy or use a product, it is usually safe to assume that the product will work correctly, or as advertised. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries in the U.S. per year. But, if you are injured using a defective product, who exactly is responsible?
Product Liability law lays out who should be held responsible in a personal injury case brought on by a defective product. This set of rules can often make it easier for the victim to recover damages, as it holds the manufacturer or seller of the defective product liable. This law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer, and that it is safe when in use. If a product has an unexpected defect or is dangerous, then it can be said that the product does not meet the standard requirements.
Liability for an injury caused by a defective product could lie with any party in the product’s chain of distribution, including:
- The product manufacturer
- A manufacturer of component parts
- The wholesaler
- The retail store that sold the product
Our firm handles a number of defective product-related injury cases with causes ranging from design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective product, our team at DeCarlis & Sawyer can help you attain the compensation you deserve for any pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, and more. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation with one of Gainesville, Florida’s most experienced personal injury attorneys. We will not charge a dime unless your case is won.
Injured on the Job?
If your injury was caused by an accident from a defective product at work, we can help you obtain worker’s compensation benefits in addition to handling your third party injury claims.