Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Attorneys
Defective products injure and kill thousands of consumers every year in the United States. If a product has an inherently dangerous design, a manufacturer defect, or negligent labeling, anyone who is injured as a result can bring a personal injury claim against the liable party or parties. The Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys at Halpern Santos & Pinkert have many years of experience helping clients throughout Florida pursue compensation for injury-related medical bills, lost income, and non-economic damages after being injured by defective goods.
Our product liability lawyers can explain the laws related to your case and how we will give your claim the best chance of a successful outcome. We have collected more than $200 million for our clients in settlements and verdicts. To schedule a free case review, call our law firm today at 305-445-1111.What Types of Products Can Have a Dangerous Defect?
Any type of good can malfunction or have a dangerous defect that causes serious injuries. Florida law does not place restrictions on the types of product defects that can give rise to tort claims. Generally speaking, if you were injured while using a product for its intended purpose due to a manufacturer defect, inherently dangerous design, or negligent labeling, you may have grounds for a product liability claim.
The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Halpern Santos & Pinkert have successfully handled complex product liability claims involving a wide range of goods. We accept cases involving:
- Automobile Part Defects
- Defective Tires
- Seat Belt Defects
- Defective Child Car Seats
- Airbag Defects
- Defective Swimming Pools , Pumps, and Drains
- Children’s Toy Defects
- Defective Portable Generators
- Defective Medications
- Defective Medical Equipment
- Products with Negligent Labeling
Because virtually any product can have a dangerous defect and every claim is unique, it is important that you consult an attorney who is well-versed in Florida product liability laws and knows the types of evidence that will be needed to prove liability and damages.
With more than six decades of legal experience, the Fort Lauderdale defective product lawyers at Halpern Santos & Pinkert can help you and your loved ones navigate through every stage of the claims proceedings. We know how challenging it can be to recover emotionally, physically, and financially after a serious and unexpected injury. Our lawyers will do everything in their power to make the claims process as stress free as possible and to help you fight for the compensation you need to move on with life.Our Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Lawyers Will Help You Prove Liability & Damages
No personal injury case can be successful without evidence of liability and damages. In the absence of strong evidence, it is likely that the insurance company or defendant will dispute your claim. This could delay your settlement, send your case to trial, and/or prevent you from recovering fair compensation.
Although every personal injury case is unique, our attorneys always have the same goal: to get our clients fairly compensated as soon as possible. We know how stressful it can be to face overwhelming debt due to medical bills and lost income. Our product liability lawyers will gather all available evidence, talk to expert witnesses, and take the necessary steps to strengthen your claim before we enter settlement negotiations.
The cause of your injuries and the source of the product defect will ultimately determine the types of evidence we will use to prove liability. This evidence might include:
Witness Testimony: Witness testimony may be valuable for proving that you were using the product in a reasonable way and that your injury was caused by a dangerous defect.
Video of Your Accident: Like witness testimony, video footage of your accident can show how it unfolded and potentially help your personal injury attorney prove liability.
Records of Accidents Involving the Same Product: If other people have been injured due to the same product defect, records of their accidents might be used to strengthen your claim.
The Accident Report: Did you call the police after your accident? If an officer created an accident report, it might be valuable for proving your claim.
Schematics & Blueprints: Your product liability lawyer might use blueprints and schematics to prove that the product had an inherently dangerous design. Blueprints and schematics may also prove that a manufacturing defect occurred.
The Product That Injured You: Be sure to keep the product that injured you in a safe place. Your attorney might need it to prove that a defect existed.
Testimony from Expert Witnesses: An expert witness who specializes in the product that injured you or in a related field such as engineering might be able to provide testimony to prove liability.We Will Ensure Your Claim Includes All Potentially Recoverable Damages
If you were hurt or lost a family member due to a dangerous product defect, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Although exemplary damages are sometimes recoverable in personal injury and wrongful death cases, they are rarely awarded because defendants in product liability lawsuits typically did not act with intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
Economic damages include medical bills you have already incurred, future medical expenses, homecare, vehicle and home modifications, loss of earning capacity, and other objectively calculable expenses. In wrongful death lawsuits, plaintiffs might be able to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, medical bills the deceased incurred, and loss of prospective net accumulations.
Non-economic damages that may be recoverable in product liability claims include:
- Disfigurement and scarring;
- Physical impairment;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Loss of parental guidance, companionship, and instruction.
It’s not easy to focus on legal concerns after being seriously injured by a defective product, but putting off your legal consultation could prove costly. Important evidence might become unavailable, and there are strict deadlines you must meet to file a lawsuit.
The Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys at Halpern Santos & Pinkert are here to help you and your family navigate through this difficult time and fight for the highest compensation possible. Call 305-445-1111 or use our Contact Form to set up a free case assessment.