Manufacturers are obligated to design, produce, and distribute products safe for the public. When they fail during any of these processes, they may be liable for any injuries that result when consumers use their products as instructed.
Holding a large manufacturer liable can be difficult, though. These multi-million-dollar companies often have teams of defense attorneys at their disposal. You don’t have to take on your case alone, though. A Jacksonville product liability lawyer from GED Lawyers can handle the legal process while you recuperate from your injuries.
Filing an Insurance Claim or a Lawsuit in a Product Liability Case
There are generally two ways we can help if you suffered injuries due to a defective product. We may begin by filing an insurance claim with the manufacturer’s provider, or we may suggest beginning with legal action. Either way, our Jacksonville product liability attorneys can handle the legal process.
We can help by:
- Investigating the cause of the product defect, which may have occurred during its design, manufacturing, or marketing
- Identifying the liable parties, such as the product’s manufacturer, designer, distributor, or retailer
- Gathering evidence of your injuries and damages, such as photos, witness testimony, expert witness testimony, and official documentation
- Accurately assessing your losses and assigning a value to your case
- Communicating with the liable parties, their insurers, and their defense attorneys
- Filing your product liability case on time and within any relevant deadlines
There are many steps to securing fair compensation in a product liability case. When you hire our legal team, we can take the weight off your shoulders and tackle the legal process for you.
Florida Follows a Strict Liability Law When It Comes to Product Liability Cases
In Florida, you do not necessarily have to prove a manufacturer or another party was negligent to pursue compensation in a product liability case. Strict liability laws apply, which takes some of the burdens off the victim during the legal process. As long as you bought the product and used it as it was intended, you should be able to hold the manufacturer liable for any resulting injuries.
Still, product liability cases can get complicated. You shouldn’t have to burden yourself with case law and legal jargon. We can handle your case for you and explain how strict liability applies.
Potential Compensation for Product Liability Victims
Injuries and illnesses resulting from defective products can range in severity. Generally, your potential compensation depends on the extent of your condition and the ways it affects your life.
For example, if an injury left you with a permanent impairment, you may require ongoing medical care, such as rehabilitation or in-home aid. You shouldn’t have to foot the bill for these long-term losses. When we take on your case, we will make sure to account for both your current and future accident-related expenses so that we seek fair compensation.
Take a look at some of the recoverable losses you may seek:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages, including benefits, bonuses, and paid time off
- Reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to work or earn your pre-injury income
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of quality of life
You don’t deserve to be saddled with mounting medical bills and other losses. Our team can advocate for you and seek compensation that can help you and your family get back to normal.
Types of Cases Our Duval County Product Liability Lawyers Handle
Our legal team handles a variety of product liability cases, including:
- Defective medical devices and equipment
- Dangerous prescription or over-the-counter drugs
- Defective vehicles or auto parts, such as defective tires, brakes, or airbags
- Absent or ineffective product warnings
- Other defective products, including toys, appliances, makeup, and clothes
Whether your case involves negligent marketing practices or defective designs from the start, we can serve as your advocate and work to hold a liable party responsible. If you are unsure whether a product caused your injuries or illness, we can discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your legal options.
Our Jacksonville Product Liability Team Can Use Your Medical Records as Evidence
One of the best ways you can help your case is by seeing a doctor immediately upon discovering an injury or condition that resulted from a defective product. Only a physician can accurately assess and treat your injuries or medical condition. You deserve to make your maximum medical recovery; plus, your medical records can serve as invaluable evidence for your case.
The last thing you want is for an insurer to deny your claim by arguing that you contributed to your injuries. Protect your health and your case for compensation by seeing a doctor and following through with your prescribed treatment plan.
Our Jacksonville Product Liability Team Works on Contingency
Our law firm understands that you and your family may already be saddled with debt due to your injuries or illness. We are not looking to add to your stress. Instead of charging by the hour or requiring an upfront fee, we take cases on a contingency basis, so you never have to worry about affording our legal services.
We only take our payment from a potential settlement or verdict we win on your behalf. You can pursue compensation without incurring any additional losses when you work with our attorneys.
Our Jacksonville Product Liability Attorneys Are Standing By
Consumers have a right to enjoy safe products. When manufacturers or other parties act negligently, they risk their customer’s safety. You don’t deserve to face mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses due to a preventable accident. Let our team of Jacksonville product liability lawyers get to work for you while you rest and recuperate.
Call GED Lawyers today for your free consultation.