When products are sold to consumers that are unsafe for their intended use, they can cause serious injuries. If a defective product injures you or a loved one, then you may be able to recover compensation for your losses through a product liability claim.
Have your claim evaluated for free by an Orlando product liability attorney at The Gordon Law Firm today by calling (407) 949-7869.
Building a Dangerous Product Claim
Virtually any product that you use or come into contact with may be the basis for a product liability claim if the product was defective and causes injury to you or a family member. A defective product could include anything from a part on your car that did not work as intended (for example an air bag or a seat belt) to a consumer product such as a child’s toy that causes injury to the child or a prescription drug that causes dangerous side effects.
Determining Liability for a Defective Product
Product liability claims require a thorough investigation of the product and what caused it to be defective, as well as determining which party in the manufacturing chain is responsible for you or your loved one’s injuries. Depending on the nature of the defect, various parties could be held responsible under product liability law, including the:
- Parts manufacturer
- Assembling manufacturer
- Packaging company
There are different types of theories under which product liability lawsuits may be brought, including:
Negligence: A negligence product liability claim shows that the defective product was made defective as a result of negligence on the part of one of the parties in the manufacturing chain.
Strict liability: A strict liability claim shows that you or your loved one’s injuries are the result of a defective product. A strict liability claim does not have to establish negligence; it simply establishes that the product was defective.
Breach of warranty: If you or a loved one is injured by a product while using it for its intended purpose, you may be able to file a breach of warranty lawsuit. Although many breach of warranty lawsuits are filed when there is either a written or expressed warranty, the law also recognizes certain implied warranties.
If you believe that your injuries were caused by a defective product, contact an experienced Orlando product liability attorney at The Gordon Law Firm online or by calling (407) 949-7869 today. We will evaluate your claim for free and represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay unless you recover compensation.