PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWYER
Product liability is an area of personal injury law that focuses on injuries and death caused by dangerous and/or defective products. Our firm represents plaintiffs or co-counsels these matters in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and other areas throughout the state of Florida. A Product Liability Lawyer assists clients in claims against corporations or manufacturers who have sold or manufactured unsafe products to consumers. “Products” refer to a wide range of categories, including:
- Medical devices;
- Machinery and tools;
- Medicine and Drugs – prescription and non-prescription;
- Food and tobacco;
- Toxic chemicals and substances, such as pesticides, asbestos, and mold;
- Automobiles and other vehicles, including trucks and motorcycles;
- Automobile accessories such as tires, seat belts, airbags and child car seats;
- Household products and appliances;
- Toys and recreational equipment; and
- Clothing and apparel.
WHO CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE?
When a consumer sustains an injury due to a defective product, a number of parties may be held liable for releasing a product they knew or should have known posed a risk to users. If someone has been injured due to a defective product, they may have grounds for a lawsuit. Lawsuits may be brought against the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor, depending on the type of defect. Defects often fall into two different categories: manufacturing and design defects. Lawsuits may also be brought for failure to warn of potential risks.
If you have suffered a serious injury or death of a loved one due to a dangerous or defective product, it is crucial to know your rights under the law. Contact the Law Offices of Hughes and Ball, PA, at 561.296.9400 or contact us online for a free evaluation of your case.