Consumers shouldn’t have to worry about purchasing or using products that are defective and dangerous. Unfortunately, defective products are all too common and can cause serious and even long-term injuries for which you should be properly compensated.
From defective household products to unsafe vehicles, the Orlando product liability attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns make sure that you or your loved ones are treated fairly with our legal representation. You shouldn’t have to pay for the losses caused by a defective product.
Forms of Compensation You Could Seek in a Florida Product Liability Case
You could be facing a range of injuries and life consequences after a defective product caused you harm. We can help you seek a recovery for both the financial and non-financial losses that resulted.
These may include:
- Medical bills for hospitalizations, emergency room visits, surgeries, ambulance rides, medications, physical therapy, and more
- Lost income, reflecting the paychecks you missed due to your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity, reflecting any long-term changes in your ability to earn
You could seek a recovery for intangible losses such as:
- Pain and suffering, to compensate for your physical pain and other challenges
- Disfigurement and scarring, if your appearance changed as a result of the injury
- Mental anguish, for psychological challenges related to your injury
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What Our Orlando Attorneys Can Do for Your Claim or Lawsuit
Product liability cases are often complex. As such, those involved with manufacturing and distributing the defective product may attempt to fight the claims, which can make it difficult in proving fault.
This is where our personal injury lawyers come in to handle the details of your case, including:
Collecting Evidence of Your Losses
Every injury case must be built on solid evidence. We will work to show that a defective product caused you harm. We may gather evidence using your medical records, testimony from your doctors, photos and video evidence, and more.
Manufacturers and sellers of products are required to ensure that their products are not defective and can be held liable for injuries and death associated with the defectiveness of their product.
Different product defects can deem the manufacturers responsible, including:
- A flaw in the design of a product
- Improper instruction labels
- Manufacturing defects
We will gather evidence to prove that a product maker is liable for your injury.
Negotiating a Settlement
Then, we will begin the insurance claims process. We will work to show that you were injured by the product and that you deserve fair compensation as a result.
If we are unable to seek the recovery you may deserve through negotiations, we can file a lawsuit and litigate on your behalf.
Managing Important Deadlines
In Florida, you have limited time to file a lawsuit for a personal injury case, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). In general, you have up to four years to do so, although your timeline could be shorter, depending on the details of your case.
We can help you determine how the statute of limitations may affect you and can ensure that your case is on track to meet this deadline.
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Types of Product Liability Cases Our Attorneys Can Assist With
The major forms of product defects that could lead to legal action after injury include:
- Tire failure
- Air bag failures
- Rollover accidents
- Seat belt & seat back failures
- Defective drugs
- Faulty brakes and other auto parts
- Defective car seats and baby strollers
- Defectively designed cribs
- Defective sports equipment
- And much more
Our Central Florida product liability lawyers represent those who have been injured due to many different kinds of defective products. We will offer our experience and knowledge to make sure each client seeks the compensatory damages they may deserve.
Air Bag Failure
The consequences of air bag failures can be severe. An air bag failure can cause serious injuries or even death to the occupants of a vehicle.
Air bag issues typically stem from the deployment of the air bag. Other types of deployment issues include:
- Inadvertent deployment
- Late deployment
- Failure to deploy
The Takata air bag recall is especially serious because of the gruesome injuries and deaths that are caused by the defective air bags. In these air bags, an inflation defect impacts a metal canister connected to the air bag. Upon deployment of these defective air bags, metal shrapnel can fly into the interior of the vehicle. Oftentimes, this results in the occupants of the vehicle sustaining serious injuries or even death.
This recall will impact tens of millions of vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). We can help you if you faced injuries from a defective Takata air bag or another defective air bag.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are designed to relieve symptoms, treat illnesses, and even lessen the chances of getting sick. A drug is defective when it causes physical, psychological, or emotional injury. When this happens, the person taking the drug may have been better off not taking it at all. Drug manufacturers are responsible for these types of side effects.
If you suffered harm from a defective drug, we can work to hold the drug maker responsible.
Seat Belt and Seat Back Failure
There are two major components in a vehicle that are designed to keep the occupants safe in their seats during an accident: the seat belt and the seat back. If one of these two components fails to perform as intended, then the occupant is far more likely to sustain a serious injury.
Seat belt failures can include:
- False latching: This occurs when the seat belt looks and feels like it has been latched properly, but it is not.
- Inertial unlatching: This occurs when the force from an auto accident causes the seat belt latch plate to slip out of the buckle.
- Failure of the seat belt retractor to lock: This occurs when the seat belt doesn’t lock, and the impact from an automobile accident causes the passenger to be thrown forward.
- Webbing failure: This occurs when the seat belt webbing/material rips during a car accident.
Seat back failures typically occur in rear-end collisions. These types of auto accidents create a lot of force with the passenger’s body against the seat back. When a seat back has a design defect, it can collapse backward, causing the passenger to be thrown rearward in the vehicle. This can lead to serious injuries for the passenger being thrown backward and for any occupants sitting in the backseat of the vehicle.
The Bridgestone/Firestone recall from the early 2000s helped raise public awareness regarding the possible defects and issues that can arise from a poorly designed and manufactured tire.
During this recall, it was emphasized that tread separations generally occur later in the life of a tire, typically three years or more after the tire is installed on the vehicle. Tread separation is where the tread and outermost steel belt of the tire become detached from the rest of the tire. This often occurs while traveling at a high rate of speed and can lead to a serious auto accident.
Tread separation isn’t the only major tire failure that can occur while driving. A sidewall failure often can lead to a serious accident as well. Most people refer to a sidewall failure as a “blowout.” This is where a hole or tear ruptures the sidewall of the tire. Other types of tire failures include:
- Tire debeading and bead failures
- Tire shredding
- Failed tire adhesion
- Sidewall zipper failures
The consequences of these failures can be severe. A tire failure can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which can lead to a serious collision or rollover.
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Important Steps to Take to Protect Your Florida Product Liability Case
If you were harmed by a defective product, we advise that you consider taking the following steps to set a good foundation for an injury case:
Get the Medical Care You Need and Continue with Treatment
By documenting your injuries, you can both begin the healing process and have a record of your medical needs for your personal injury case. See any necessary treatment through so that it cannot be argued that you made your injuries worse.
Get a Crash Report if You Were in a Car Accident
According to the City of Orlando, you can get a copy of your crash report online within 3-5 days of a car accident. If you are unable to get this report yourself, we can help.
Keep Conversations With Any Insurance Companies to a Minimum
If you are contacted by representatives of the liable party, know that you don’t have to give a recorded statement or accept any initial settlement offers. We recommend that you keep these conversations with an insurance company to a minimum—and you can hand them off to your lawyer.
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For those who have been affected by a defective product, our product liability attorneys help you move forward. We can help you claim damages and compensation for lost wages, medical bills, physical and emotional trauma, and more. Our injury lawyers have represented many who have been injured due to a defective product and will put our experience to work for your case.
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