Florida protects consumers who are injured as a result of a defective product. You may have a claim against a manufacturer, or a retailer, and you may be entitled to compensation.
Products may be defective if:
- There is a flaw in the design of the product which cause the product to be dangerous even if used properly.
- A product which is designed to be safe, may still be defective if it is improperly manufactured.
- Product that are designed and manufactured properly, may still be dangerous if there is a lack of adequate warning as to its use. If the manufacturer knows of a potential danger which is not apparent to the ordinary consumer, the manufacturer must provide adequate warning.
What to do if you are injured by a defective product:
- Do not wait to seek medical treatment for your injuries.
- Take photos of the injuries and the product.
- Do not dispose of the product unless necessary for safety.
- When seeking medical treatment, notify the medical personal of the cause of your injuries.
We will ensure you are fully compensated for your lost earnings.
We will assist you in finding reputable doctors in the area where you reside. We will help you find a reputable specialist for your specific injury.
We will help you recover your medical costs from the insurance company or responsible party. We will work to minimize your out of pocket expenses.
We will help you recover maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.
Under Florida law, ordinary negligence causes of action are subject to a two-year statute of limitations (Time limit to bring a claim). The only exception to this is when the claimant is a minor age eight or younger, in which case the seven-year period does not bar an action brought on behalf of a minor on or before the child’s eighth birthday