If a defective product injured or made you or a loved one ill, the attorneys at GED Lawyers are here to help. Our Boca Raton product liability lawyers understand the physical, psychological, and financial issues that can arise from a defective product injury.
We will explain your legal rights and analyze your case to help you decide if pursuing compensation for your losses is the next step for you. You can ask questions and learn more about our services during a free consultation.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability is a product manufacturer, distributor, or seller’s legal responsibility to create and/or deliver a safe product free of defects that could harm consumers. Companies must meet certain health and safety standards or regulations for most products. When they don’t, they could be liable. “Product” can refer to anything from motor vehicles to medical devices, prescription medicines, and children’s play equipment, among many other goods.
Various agencies and industry standards ensure consumer safety, including:
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
If you suffered an injury because of a company’s failure to meet federal, state, or international laws, they could compensate you for your injuries. Our Boca Raton attorney can manage your product liability claim and help you understand how the laws apply to your situation.
How do I Know If I Can File a Claim for a Defective Product?
While many products are subject to safety standards, some products, such as nutritional supplements, are unregulated. It is therefore important to know whether the defective product that caused your injury violated laws, codes, statutes, regulations, or standards.
Per Florida Statutes § 768.81, you must prove the defective product is regulated, that the regulatory standards apply to the defect that caused your injury, and that the liable party’s failure to adhere to those standards directly caused your injury.
Examples of defective or dangerous products for which you can file a claim include:
- Missing or insufficient warning labels
- Incorrect usage instructions
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
GED Lawyers have experience with Florida product liability cases, including hip replacement defects, illness caused by defective talcum powder, dangerous drug defects, and motor vehicle component defects. We will work with you to determine what caused your injury so that you can pursue fair compensation for your losses.
How Our Boca Raton Product Liability Lawyer Can Help Your Case
When a defective or dangerous product injures you, you could suffer the physical, emotional, and financial effects for years. Our attorney can help ease your burden by handling the legal aspects of your claim. If you work with GED Lawyers, you will have attorneys with years of experience in Florida injury claims on your side.
Our product liability lawyers will:
- Evaluate your claim at no cost
- Determine your case’s value
- Establish the liable party’s fault
- Conduct negotiations with insurers
- File a lawsuit to take your case to trial if necessary
We will also take care of phone calls, letters, forms, correspondence, and deadlines so that you can focus on your well-being. While we cannot guarantee an outcome, we will always protect and defend your right to seek recovery.
Our Boca Raton Injury Attorneys Get Real Results
For more than 20 years, we have defended the rights of Florida injury victims to fair compensation for their losses. We have pursued various injury claims, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
We firmly believe the individual or entity responsible should be held accountable if their defective or dangerous product injured consumers. Regardless of the size of the company or its financial reach, nobody is immune to the legal consequences of negligence. Product liability cases we pursue include dangerous drugs, talcum powder contamination, hip replacement defects, and car defects, among others.
Who Is At Fault in a Boca Raton Product Liability Claim?
When you use a product, whether it’s taking your daily prescription medication or driving your car to work, you trust that the product’s manufacturer created it to operate safely when used as intended. A defective product can cause you to suffer from a debilitating illness, severe injury, or even death.
GED Lawyers will analyze your claim to determine who is at fault for your injury. While a product’s manufacturer or distributor can be at fault, liable parties can include anyone in the supply line, from providers of the raw materials to the distributors. Other liable parties can include the packaging and labeling company, the marketing and sales teams, or even a pharmacist who mixed up a prescription.
Can I File a Boca Raton Product Liability Claim in Florida Without a Lawyer?
Although you can file a Boca Raton product liability claim without a lawyer, such claims can be complicated matters that our attorneys understand. If you hire us, you could benefit from the knowledge and experience of a legal team that understands these cases and how they work in Florida.
An attorney who handles Florida product liability claims understands the industry standards, state statutes, federal regulations, and case law that apply to your claim. Rather than doing legal research, negotiating a settlement, seeking expert opinions, and filing a lawsuit on your own, you can focus on restoring health. We will take care of everything for you.
Call Us Today for Help With a Boca Raton Product Liability Case
Per Florida Statutes § 95.11 (3)(a), you must file your product liability lawsuit within two years. The countdown typically starts when the injury or illness occurred, but exceptions could apply to your case. If you hire us, we will file your case on time.
We will know which statutes apply in your defective product case and work dutifully to ensure you meet the essential legal deadlines and filing requirements. Call our team today to discuss your Boca Raton product liability claim during a free case evaluation.