When a product does not work properly, it can cause injury or even death. This is why laws, codes, statutes, and standards are in place to ensure consumer safety and prevent unnecessary injury.
If you a defective product hurts you, whether it’s a prescription drug, kitchen appliance, or motor vehicle, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. GED Lawyers’ Sarasota product liability lawyers are ready to discuss your case during a free consultation.
We Pursue Product Liability Claims in Sarasota, Florida
For more than 20 years, GED Lawyers has provided legal guidance and representation for victims of defective and dangerous products in Sarasota and throughout Florida. We handle various product liability claims, including:
- Medical implants and devices
- Contaminated talcum powder
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective vehicle components
We will pursue just compensation on your behalf, even against global corporations. It is our position that the liable parties should be held accountable for their negligent or wrongful actions, especially when those actions cause consumers to suffer long-term effects that harm their health.
Evidence in a Florida Product Liability Claim
In pursuit of justice and fair compensation, we will obtain evidence to support your claim, including:
- Medical records, doctor’s notes, and documentation of your injuries
- Product specifications, warning labels, instructions, and marketing materials
- State, federal, and industry codes, statutes, laws, and standards
- Expert testimony about industry practices and product safety
We know the safety standards for a wide range of products and will not hesitate to seek justice for the full value of the losses you sustained.
Determining Fault in a Sarasota Product Liability Claim
Florida Statutes § 768.1256 establishes guidelines for product liability lawsuits. First, you must prove regulatory requirements exist for the defective product and that the liable party’s failure to meet those requirements directly caused your injuries.
There are as many potentially at-fault parties in a product liability claim as there are steps in the supply chain. Some of the individuals or entities that could be liable for a defective or dangerous product include:
- Product manufacturer
- Parts manufacturer
- Raw material supplier
- Marketing and sales division
- Packaging and labeling company
- Retail establishment
- Pharmaceutical company
- Compounding pharmacist
- Prescribing physician
A Sarasota product liability attorney with our firm can help you gather the essential evidence to prove who is liable in your product liability claim. We can also establish the financial value of your losses.
Florida’s Contributory Fault Laws
Since Florida’s justice system acknowledges contributory fault when considering a settlement amount, you must also establish that the defective product directly caused your injuries. Florida Statutes § 768.81 outlines how liability is established.
In short, the law requires you to prove the liable party was materially responsible for your injuries because of their carelessness or recklessness. If you suffered an injury or illness that a defective product worsened, the judge or jury considering your settlement will consider how much of your injury was caused by the defective product.
Establishing Your Sarasota Defective Product Claim’s Value
Every product claim has a different value, depending on the product type and severity of an injury. Because of this, it is impossible to know in advance how much your settlement will be. GED Lawyers can, however, ensure that your claim includes all the losses you suffered so you can seek the maximum compensation.
We Can Review Your Sarasota Product Liability Claim During a Free Case Review
We can analyze your case during a free consultation to help you decide if you can pursue legal action. If we proceed with your case, we will use hospital bills, expert testimony, and other documentation to establish your economic and non-economic damages. Such damages could include:
- Physical and psychological pain and suffering
- Loss of past, present, and future income
- Reduced ability to enjoy hobbies and activities
- Compromised career progression
- Cost of medical treatment and equipment
- Long-term care, hospitalization, and in-home care
- Medication and assistive equipment
- Therapy (physical and psychological)
Your economic damages will be easy to quantify based on old pay stubs, economic forecasts for your career, and tangible medical costs. However, it is more challenging to value intangible non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
GED Lawyers is familiar with the relative value assigned to non-economic damages in Florida defective product cases. Although there is never a guarantee on an outcome, we will determine a fair value for the total losses you sustained and vigorously pursue a just settlement on your behalf.
We Will Personalize Your Sarasota Product Liability Case to Your Needs
Recovering from an injury or illness that a defective product caused is hard enough without the constant attention legal proceedings require. The product injury attorneys at GED Lawyers are here to help you with the legal process so that you can focus on your health.
Our lawyers seek justice on behalf of product injury clients throughout Florida. We build your case based on your unique experiences to ensure you receive the right settlement for your needs. No matter how complicated your claim or how large the liable party is, you can rest assured that we will make every effort to obtain fair compensation for your losses.
Our attorneys will:
- Provide a free initial consultation
- Work on contingency, meaning you pay no money for us to start on your case
- Handle all legal correspondence, including letters and phone calls with all parties
- Negotiate with insurers on your behalf
- Submit legal filings within Florida’s prescribed statute of limitations deadline
Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) gives you two years to file an injury lawsuit.
Florida Statutes § 95.031(2) bars injured parties from filing lawsuits for products over 12 years old. Our attorney will advise you of which deadline applies to your situation.
Talk to GED Lawyers about a Sarasota Product Liability Clam Today
You can call us to learn how a product liability attorney at GED Lawyers can help you with your case. We will ensure you meet your legal filing requirements and avoid missing critical deadlines. We urge you to contact us as soon as possible today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal right to compensation.