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Has a Defective Product Led to an Injury?

GavelIf you’ve been injured as the result of a defective product then you should contact a defective product attorney right away. You have the right to assume that products that are sold to you are safe to be used in the way they’re advertised. If they’re not, and you’re injured or a loved one is injured or even killed by a defective product, then you may be eligible to sue both the company that manufactured the product and the company you bought it from.

If you believe that you’ve been the victim of this type of defective product then we welcome you to call us at the Law Offices of Gilbert and Smallman. Speak to an experienced attorney who can walk you through the process of filing a personal injury case.

There are three ways in which a product can become defective

Florida law holds that there are three categories in which a product can become defective.

  1. Poor design results in a product that’s unsafe. You’ll see this most frequently in cases involving cribs and strollers.
  2. An error in the manufacturing process. This applies to situations in which the design of the product was good but the actual manufacturing of the product led to problems. The most recent large-scale example of this is lead poisoning from toys manufactured in China.
  3. The product didn’t have warnings or instructions that it should have. This is referred to as a marketing error and includes things like toys that suffocate a child.

If you or a loved one were injured by a defective product but you don’t know for sure which category it falls under, then your next call should to be a Miami personal injury attorney. We can help you determine how the accident happened and why.

It’s time to file your claim

In Florida, there are limits on how long you have to file a personal injury case. If you suspect that you have a case then now is the time to find out. If you were injured as a result of a product made by a company than that company may be responsible. We can help you get compensation for your injuries including lost wages while you were recovering, medical expenses, emotional trauma, and more.

If you have questions about your options then we urge you to call our offices. We can answer your questions and help you through this troubling time.

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