Orlando Product Liability Attorney

Every day there seems to be another report of someone being injured by a dangerous or defective product, from children’s toys containing lead to tainted peanut butter, faulty airbags, and contaminated drugs. In their race to get new products to market, manufacturers often cut corners when it comes to safeguarding the public.

There are many products that we may receive that could be misleading or in inferior condition compared to how it was packaged or marketed to us. We don’t have to stand by and think that “that’s just how it is” if we become injured, ill, or have our lives put in danger.

How Product Liability Laws Keep the Public Safe

Product liability laws protect consumers who buy defective products and get hurt. These laws make sure that liable companies are held responsible for the damages to which they have contributed. When a company makes a malfunctioning product, they are responsible for negative effects.

Types of Product Liability

In general, there are three categories of product liability lawsuits. They are:

  • Manufacturing defects found in a product
  • Design defects present in a product
  • Failure to warn the public about potential risks

Some product defects cause serious injuries. Victims are entitled to compensation that would cover their medical bills and pain and suffering.

Design Defects

A design defect in a product can render that product useless or dangerous to use. Design defects can appear in any product. The design of a product can fundamentally alter the performance of the product, or even cause injuries.

For example:

  • A type of car that can flip over when it makes turns
  • A specific kind of gas that explodes when it is used to create fire
  • A type of gun that has a defect, resulting in the gun discharging on its own

An individual may not be the only one suffering because of product design. An attorney will investigate the product to find out if manufacturers have recalled the product, if other consumers also suffered due to a design defect, and how many others were injured.

Manufacturing Defects

A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is deficient because of the way it was made. This can occur when poor-quality components are used, or when individuals working on the product make some type of error.

The following are examples of manufacturing defects in products:

  • A bottle of ibuprofen that contains some type of toxic substance
  • A bicycle that has faulty brakes
  • A seatbelt in a car that fails to restrain a person in the vehicle during a collision

Manufacturing errors can lead to serious issues for families. Anyone hurt because of a flawed product should see a medical professional right away. It is also advised to document the product and the accident as much as possible.

Failure to Warn

“Failure to warn” means that the manufacturer or product designer failed to put proper warnings about the risks of using the product. This is also known as a marketing defect. 

The following are examples of failure to warn:

  • A prescription medication that can cause severe side-effects not listed on the warning label
  • A household cleaner that can turn toxic when it’s mixed with water and lacked such information on its safety uses or warning

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, it’s important to have an experienced Orlando product liability attorney on your side. You can start your claim and receive compensation for your injuries and damages.

Do You Need a Product Liability Attorney?

If a dangerous or defective product hurt you, you have a legal right to recover financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and more. Our defective products lawyer can help. Contact a defective products lawyer at the Umansky Law Firm, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Protecting the Rights of the Injured

We know that all parties within the chain of distribution can be held responsible for your injury, from the designer to the parts manufacturer to the retailer. We will thoroughly investigate your case and identify all parties that may share liability. Then we will aggressively pursue full and fair monetary compensation for the full extent of your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages and income, disability and disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

 

Contact our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Orlando personal injury lawyers.