Orlando Product Liability Lawyers Helping Those Injured By Defective Consumer Products
If you’re injured while using a defective consumer item – anything from a kitchen appliance to a car or a truck – contact an experienced Orlando product liability attorney at Page & Eichenblatt. Call (407) 386-1900, or use the contact form here on our website. We represent clients – the injured victims of someone else’s negligence – in every walk of life. We are the attorneys that injury victims in central Florida turn to for legal help – as well as for justice. We are ready to advocate on your behalf.
For over twenty-five years, the product liability lawyers at Page & Eichenblatt have advised and aggressively represented the injured victims of negligence in central Florida and throughout the state. The highly-rated, award-winning legal team at Page & Eichenblatt has established a reputation for tenacity on behalf of clients and for legal excellence in the field of product liability. We can help you resolve the most complicated product liability disputes. Your first meeting with a product liability lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt is provided at no charge, and there’s no obligation. You pay no attorney’s fee to Page & Eichenblatt until and unless we recover the compensation that you are entitled to by law.
What Are Your Rights as a Consumer?
If you’re injured by a defective consumer product in central Florida, and you were using that product as intended – whether it’s a toaster, the brakes on your car, or a bad prescription drug – speak at once to an experienced Orlando product liability attorney at Page & Eichenblatt.
Across the United States, the number of product liability claims is rising, and the amounts awarded to product liability injury victims are also increasing. Jurors in these cases are clearly proclaiming that manufacturing and retail negligence and malfeasance are unacceptable.
When Should You Consider a Product Liability Claim?
When a Florida consumer is injured by a product that is sold commercially, the victim may bring a product liability claim and seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and related losses and damages. A product liability claim may be filed in Florida for either of two reasons:
- a defect or a flaw in the design or in the manufacture of the product
- the failure to warn users about risks or to provide adequate instructions for the item’s use
An experienced Orlando product liability lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt can discuss your rights and options, identify the liable party, and help you acquire the monetary compensation that you’re entitled to by Florida law after being injured by a consumer product that’s defective.
We Represent Injury Victims in Product Liability Cases
Page & Eichenblatt represent injury victims in product liability cases involving but not limited to defective:
- auto parts and vehicles
- children’s toys and playground equipment
- construction equipment and supplies
- drugs, medical products, and medical supplies
- home appliances
- manufacturing machinery and tools
- recreational equipment
What is Pure Comparative Negligence and How Does It Work?
In product liability cases, Florida follows the “pure comparative negligence” rule. This means that if you’re partly at fault for an accident, you may still bring an injury claim, but your award will be reduced by the percentage of your own fault.
For example, if an accident while using a defective product leads to $100,000 in medical expenses and lost wages, but you are deemed thirty percent at fault for the accident, your $100,000 compensation will be lowered to $70,000.
Florida does not allow you to file a product liability claim if you did not suffer a personal injury while using a product and your only loss was economic. A personal injury victim must prove not only that a product was defective but also that his or her injury is a direct result of that defect.
What Steps Can You Take to Protect Yourself and Your Family?
A massive number of federal and state laws and regulations address consumer safety, but some items available from Orlando-area retailers are still manufactured or designed defectively and may harm you or your family. Here are some tips for dealing with defective consumer items:
- If you get a recall notice, or if you learn that something you’ve bought is being recalled, return the item at once for replacement or repair. Be particularly careful when you buy used items that may have been recalled months or years ago.
- Any consumer product that breaks easily can be hazardous. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy power tools or kitchen appliances, but it does mean that all consumer products should be designed – and used – responsibly and properly.
- Items for children should have no small parts or removable pieces that can break and be swallowed. If a child will have access to an item, ensure there’s nothing that a child could swallow.
- Check that any toy for a baby or a child has an ACMI (Art and Creative Material Institute) seal which ensures that the item is made from non-toxic materials.
- It can be easy to forget that clothing, drapery, and other items with cords, ribbons, or straps also pose a risk to children.
How Do We Handle Your Product Liability Claim?
Most product liability claims can be settled out-of-court. Often, manufacturers and retailers would rather settle your claim than lose at a trial or receive bad publicity, so many of the injury victims in these cases do not even have to appear in court.
However, if a manufacturer or retailer disputes your product liability claim, the manufacturer or retailer may argue that the product was either modified or misused. Defendants may also charge that an injury victim knew about the danger of using the product and assumed the risk anyway.
Product manufacturers and retailers in these cases are usually represented by savvy, experienced attorneys, so you must be represented by your own experienced lawyer – a personal injury attorney at Page & Eichenblatt.
What Will Justice Cost? And How Can You Reach Us?
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. If you file a product liability claim, you’ll pay no attorney’s fee unless and until Page & Eichenblatt prevail on your behalf and wins the monetary compensation that you are entitled to under Florida law as an injured victim of negligence.
Every product liability client at Page & Eichenblatt works directly with an experienced product liability lawyer and is treated with complete dignity and respect. If you are injured by a defective consumer item, call us now at (407) 386-1900, or use the contact form here on our website.