About Defective Product Injuries
Lakeland Defective Product Injury Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Defective Product Injury Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
Product liability laws are in place are to hold product designers and manufacturers legally and monetarily accountable to victims who have suffered as a result of a defective product.
While product liability claims technically fall under the broad spectrum of being “personal injury” claims (such as a driver who rear-ends your vehicle at a stop sign), they are actually more multifaceted because the manufacturers and/or engineers who design products that end up being defective (such as when a person purchases a ladder and the first time they climb on it, a rung loosens causing them to fall and injure themselves) are liable under a different set of legal theories.
A “defective product” is any product that malfunctions when being used for the purpose it was intended and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If the defective product causes an injury, then the product is considered to be “unreasonably dangerous.”
The different types of product defects that can cause injuries include marketing, manufacturing, and design flaws:
- Marketing defects.
- Manufacturing defects.
- Design defects.
In sum, “product liability” refers to a designer, a manufacturer, or a retailer being held accountable for a defective product making its way to a consumer. The law requires that products meet a consumer’s “ordinary expectations.” When a product is defective and that defect carries the threat of danger, it does not meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you need to see an attorney right away. The attorney will consult with an expert (probably an engineer similar to the one who designed the product that injured you), and together, they will investigate and determine how the product involved was defective or failed to contain the proper warnings or instructions. Then the attorney will consult with your doctor (and probably a hired expert doctor) to determine if the specific cause of your injury could have been prevented if it were not for your proper use of the defective product. Once those hurdles have been jumped, the attorney will then proceed to initiate a claim against the marketer, the manufacturer, and/or the designer of the product that injured you.
No matter how you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a defective product incident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Defective Product Injuries, including soft tissue damage, bone injuries, nerve damage, organ damage, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burns, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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