South Florida Product Liability Lawyer
Reputable Defective Property Attorney Dayle Lopez Advocates for the Rights of Clients Harmed by Dangerous Products in Coral Gables, Miami, the Florida Keys, Miami-Dade County, Central Florida, North Florida, and Throughout the State
Product manufacturers are expected to ensure that the goods they put on the market are safe for their intended or expected uses. When a defectively designed or manufactured product or a product lacking safety warnings or instructions ends up in the hands of a consumer, that consumer may have a claim for compensation if they are subsequently injured by that dangerous product. If you have been injured in an accident with a defective product, a South Florida product liability lawyer from DLopez Law Firm can advocate on your behalf.
Why You Should Retain an Experienced Product Liability Lawyer from DLopez Law Firm for Your Defective Product Case
With our firm in your corner, you can expect to have legal representation that is not only empathetic to the difficulties you are experiencing due to your injuries, but that is also results-focused on getting you a full and fair financial recovery. Your attorney will handle your case from the initial intake all the way through obtaining recovery for your injuries and losses. You’ll always have direct access to your lawyer, who can answer your questions as they arise and keep you updated on the progress of your case. Every member of our staff is also bilingual, which allows us to fulfill our dedication to serving the Hispanic and immigrant communities.
Founding attorney Dayle Lopez not only represents the South Florida community, but she is also a part of it. As an immigrant herself, she is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has lived in South Florida most of her life and has dedicated her career to defending the rights of the injured.
If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product manufactured by another company, turn to South Florida product liability lawyer Dayle Lopez of the DLopez Law Firm to discuss what we can do to help you recover the compensation and justice you deserve.
How a South Florida Product Liability Lawyer from DLopez Law Firm Can Help You Recover Compensation
If you have been injured through no fault of your own by a dangerous, defective product, turn to DLopez Law Firm to help you stand up to the big corporations and insurers to demand accountability after the manufacturer has put an unsafe product on the market. Our firm will not rest until we’ve recovered the maximum compensation possible for the losses that you have incurred because of your injuries, including:
- Medical bills and expenses for your rehabilitation and/or long-term care
- Lost wages/income from missed time from work
- Loss of future earnings if you suffer permanent disabilities
- Property damage, including reimbursement of the cost of the defective product
- Pain and suffering
- Physical scarring or disfigurement from your injuries
What Kinds of Products are Commonly Involved in Product Liability Claims?
A South Florida product liability lawyer from DLopez Law Firm can assist you with recovering compensation if you have been injured by defective or dangerous products such as:
- Vaporizers and vaporizer batteries
- Prescription drugs and medications
- Auto parts
- Baby formula
- Personal care products
- Power tools
- Children’s toys
- Car seats
- And more
What Are The Different Types of Product Liability Claims?
Product liability claims under Florida law take three basic forms:
- Defective design: A defective design claim alleges that the intended configuration or design of a product makes the product inherently dangerous for intended or foreseeable uses. A design defect will affect all products on the market sharing the same design.
- Manufacturing defect: A manufacturing defect claim alleges that some mistake or error was made during the manufacturing process, such that the product no longer conforms to its intended design but instead has been made dangerous or unsafe. A manufacturing defect may affect only a single example of a product, or it can affect entire manufacturing runs for a product.
- Failure to warn/instruct: A failure to warn/instruct claim alleges that a product came with inadequate warnings of the risks of using the products and/or had insufficient instructions regarding the safe use of the product and that you either would not have purchased the product with an adequate warning or would have properly used the product with adequate instructions.
Florida’s product liability law is considered to impose “strict” liability on manufacturers. That means you do not need to prove that a manufacturer was negligent or careless in designing, building, or marketing a product that injured you. Instead, you only need to show that the product had some sort of defect that rendered it unreasonably dangerous for its intended or foreseeable uses and that this defect caused your injury.
What Steps Should You Take after Being Injured by a Defective Product?
After being hurt by a defective product, steps you can take to preserve your legal options for pursuing compensation from liable manufacturers include:
- Keep the defective product that injured you, if safe to do so
- Seek medical attention to have a doctor diagnose the injuries that were caused by the product
- Follow your healthcare providers’ treatment instructions and recommendations
- Retain copies of bills, invoices, and receipts for medical treatment and other expenses, as well as copies of your pay stubs or income statements if you miss work due to your injuries
Finally, speak with a South Florida product liability lawyer to get started on the process of holding manufacturers accountable for your injuries.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation to Discuss Next Steps in Your Case with a South Florida Product Liability Lawyer from Our Firm
After an accident involving a dangerous or defective product that caused you injury, contact DLopez Law Firm for a free, no-obligation case review to go over your legal rights with one of our knowledgeable South Florida product liability lawyers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Product Liability in South Florida
The Florida statute of limitations on product liability claims generally gives you four years from the date that you were injured by a dangerous product to file a lawsuit against liable parties. If you file suit once the limitations period has passed on your product liability claim, you risk letting your claim be dismissed by a trial court for being untimely filed.
A product liability claim may be filed against any party involved in the chain of commerce that brought a product to market to its original consumer. These parties include manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. In most cases, the manufacturer of a defective product will be held liable for a user’s injury, although in some cases a wholesaler or retailer may have liability.
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