Product Liability

Winter Haven Product Liability Attorneys

Were You Hurt by an Unsafe Product?

When you purchase a product, you have the right to assume it is safe for consumers. You even have the right to assume it won’t pose an unreasonable health risk to you, even if you don’t exactly use it as intended, or at the least, you’ll be adequately warned about any risks. For these reasons, if you or a loved one have been seriously injured by a defective or unsafe product, you could have the option to pursue justice and fair compensation through legal action.

Burnetti, P.A. proudly offers comprehensive and reliable legal counsel to Winter Haven, Florida. If you were hurt by a product, let our product liability lawyers know right away, so we can arrange a free initial consultation at our Winter Haven office (located on 6th Street SW) or in a virtual conference room—whichever is the most convenient for you.

Call (888) 444-8508 to discuss your product liability claim with a legal team that genuinely cares about your recovery.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability is a specific type of liability law that directly relates to the duty of care that product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers, and vendors owe to consumers. In broad terms, product makers are prohibited from selling unreasonably unsafe products, and if a consumer is hurt because of such a product, the product maker can be held strictly liable for any resulting injuries, damages, and losses.

Types of Product Defects

In technical terms, products usually become defective in three distinct ways:

  • Defective by design: Some products are designed defectively or unsafely, so they should never be produced and sold in the first place. For example, the infamous Takata airbags that resulted in several consumer deaths and many more injuries were designed to use an unstable substance in the inflation system, which would deteriorate and then burst with explosive force.
  • Defective by manufacturing: Some products become defective during the manufacturing process, which usually means that only one or several batches of the product are unsafe for consumer use. The manufacturing process is widely defined as any step between a product’s design stage and sale. For example, food products that become contaminated with bacteria are technically defective by manufacturing because the contamination usually happens during shipping and storage.
  • Defective by marketing (failure to warn): All products must be sold with adequate warning labels or instructions that describe potential hazards inherent to the product or that can likely occur if the product is misused. For example, popular eatery Panera Bread was recently accused of failing to warn consumers about its highly caffeinated lemonade, which was linked to several consumer deaths.

Types of Product Liability Cases We Can Help With

At Burnetti, P.A. in Winter Haven, we can handle a wide variety of product liability cases, like those involving:

  • Defective medical products: Vaginal mesh, hip implants, Bard G2 filter systems, bone grafts, pain pumps, surgical tools, and more.
  • Birth control: Yaz, Yasmin, NuvaRing, Mirena, and others.
  • Unsafe drugs: Accutane, Chantix, Levaquin, Zicam, Avandia, Invokana, Valasartan, Zocor, and more.
  • Consumer products: Energy drinks, talcum powder, cribs, strollers, blinds, grills, appliances, children’s toys, and others.
  • Auto parts and defects: Tires, seatbelts, brakes, airbags, rollover-prone SUVs, and more.
  • Building materials: Asbestos and other carcinogenic materials that should not be used.

Elements of a Product Liability Claim

Were you hurt by a product but don’t know if you have the grounds to file an injury claim or lawsuit? Don’t leave the situation up to guesswork. Let our product liability lawyers know what happened, and we can see if your case involves the elements that are usually needed for a product liability claim to be legally valid under Florida law.

Most product liability claims in Florida will need to include these elements:

  1. Product defect: The product must have been defective in a way that made it unsafe.
  2. Causation: The injury suffered by the plaintiff must have been caused by the product defect.
  3. Damages: The plaintiff must have suffered an injury that caused physical, emotional, or financial damages.
  4. Product use: The plaintiff may need to show that the product was being used in a reasonable manner if the defendant challenges the claim on the grounds of intentional neglect or recklessness.

What Damages are Recoverable in a Product Liability Claim?

When we handle a product liability claim for a client, we act as if we are representing ourselves. Not only does this mean that we show you the utmost respect but it also means that we fight for every penny of compensation possible. We know that a maximized recovery is important to you, so it is incredibly important to us, too.

The damages we can fight for in a product liability claim usually include:

  • Past and future medical treatment costs
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress or trauma
  • Lessened enjoyment of life (disability)
  • Shortened life expectancy

Florida Product Liability Statute of Limitations

For most personal injury cases in Florida, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury, which includes injuries caused by defective products. However, you shouldn’t wait a full two years to take legal action against the product maker that hurt you. As time goes on, evidence might become harder to find, testimonies might become less reliable, and the product that hurt you could even become lost or deteriorate in a way that makes it inadmissible as evidence in the courtroom. The company that made the product could even go bankrupt and out of business in two years, which would mean no valid defendant would exist.

Act fast after an unsafe product hurts you or a family member. Talk to a member of our firm as soon as you can by dialing (888) 444-8508.

Stand Up with Burnetti, P.A.

You have the strength to stand up to product makers that sell unsafe products. Discover it with the guidance and representation of our Winter Haven product liability attorneys. We’re ready to challenge massive corporations, Big Pharma, and international conglomerates in court if it means fighting for the rights of consumers across Florida and perhaps the country!

Schedule your FREE consultation with our lawyers today.

What Sets Us Apart?

Reasons to Trust Burnetti, P.A. with Your Case
  • A Proven Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including many multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

  • A Culture of Customer Service

    We treat all of our clients like family, requiring regular calls to clients in an effort to promote the best possible client experience.

  • Decades of Unwavering Service

    Our firm has proudly served injured people throughout the state of Florida for 30 years, and we're just getting started.

  • A Network of Support

    We help clients find doctors, deal with insurance companies and recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages.

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