When you buy a product off a shelf in a store, even if it is a digital shelf in an online store, you have the right as an American consumer to assume that product is safe to use. As long as you follow any provided instructions carefully and do not intentionally try to tamper with or misuse the product, you should be able to expect that your health or that of others will not be jeopardized by a defect or inherent danger of the product. This is the basic premise of product liability laws in Florida and the rest of the country.
The other side of product liability is the manufacturer’s unshakable duty to only create and sell products that will not cause unreasonable, undue harm to consumers. There are obviously products with innate dangers, like kitchen knives and firearms, but even these have to be made and sold responsibly. A manufacturer’s failure to prevent defects and try to stop consumer harm can make them accountable for any damages put forth in a consequent product liability claim.
How do manufacturers become liable for a hazardous product defect?
Examples of common or newsworthy defective products include:
The trouble with trying to file and win a product liability claim is that you may be accusing a major corporation of wrongdoing. They will not hesitate to challenge your claim at every turn and meet you head-on with a team of defense attorneys. What will you do if you do not have legal expertise yourself?
Come to The Pittman Firm, P.A. and let Florida Product Liability Attorney Wes Pittman manage your claim and represent you when it counts. Equipped with 30+ years of injury case and liability law experience, Attorney Pittman has the skills, knowledgeability, and tenacity needed to elevate your claim to the next level. Find out more about the law firm’s services by calling (850) 764-0383 and asking for a complimentary case review.