Product Liability Cases
When a product is unsafe, improperly labeled, or sold with inadequate warnings or instructions and you are harmed by using it, you may have legal recourse against the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of that product. This type of legal action falls under strict liability for defects in a product that make it dangerous to consumers. The underlying bases for product liability cases are negligence on the part of the manufacturer, or breach of warranty, misrepresentation, or strict liability.
A manufacturer may be found negligent in a variety of ways, such as in the design of a product, in its production, or in its assembly. Breach of warranty refers to a manufacturer failing to uphold the claims made in the product’s warranty and not delivering what was promised in that warranty. Misrepresentation refers to the manufacturer failing to alert consumers to the risks or hazards of using a product. Strict liability holds the manufacturer responsible for any injuries occurring due to using a product, whether the manufacturer was at fault or not.
Over the years, many consumer products have been found to be defective or dangerous, including vehicles, auto parts, and various pharmaceuticals. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumers about such products and product recalls.
In the case of a dangerous or defective product, it is always in your best interests to speak with a lawyer about the specifics of your injury situation. I look forward to assisting you as a Coral Springs product liability attorney with your injury claim or lawsuit.