Products Liability Florida

With regards to a motor vehicle accident, sometimes the accident is not caused by the negligence of the other driver, but by a defect in the injured parties vehicle. Sometimes the accident may have resulted due to both a defect in the vehicle and the negligence of the adverse driver. In that event, the injured individual will have multiple causes of actions.

Claims against the manufacturer of a defective vehicle can involve contentions that the vehicle is not “crashworthy”, that the vehicle is unstable resulting in a rollover, that the tires were defective causing a delamination or a blow-out, or that the vehicle failed to function as warranted (defective brakes, defective seat belts, cruise control jams, defective air bags etc.).

Defective Products
Thousands of consumers suffer serious injuries from defective products. Most of these injuries could be avoided if the distributor or manufacturer of these products took additional steps to ensure the safety of their consumers. The main incentive to increase product safety is to avoid potential liability in product liability lawsuits, which provide compensation for the personal injuries sustained from the use of a defective product.

When a consumer is injured by a defective product they may be entitled to receive lost wages, loss of physical capacity, pain, suffering, and mental anguish and compensation for medical expenses. Punitive damages may also be available to punish defendants in those cases involving particularly egregious conduct, which demonstrates a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public.

When an individual is injured due to another’s negligent or otherwise improper conduct, that person may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of physical capacity, pain, suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, among others.

Punitive damages may also be available to punish defendants in those cases involving particularly egregious conduct, which demonstrates a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public and / or the individual.

Latest News

Florida Sovereign Immunity Caps on Damages Increase

Effective october 1, 2011, the sovereign immunity limits in florida have been raised to $200,000.00 per person / $300,000.00 per incident.   more >>

Wrongful Death Action - Intersection collision

The question posed to the Supreme Court of Florida is as follows; DOES THE FORESEEABLE ZONE OF RISK ANALYSIS ESTABLISHED IN MCCAIN V. FLORIDA POWER CORP APPLY TO PRIVATE OWNERS OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONTAINING FOLIAGE THAT DOES NOT EXTEND INTO THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY...   more >>


Ask an attorney…

Have an experienced attorney address your legal needs

captcha    
Security Code:
Call us toll free 866-572-4LAW


Read About
Our Firm Promises
to our clients

In Memoriam
Jordan Camino Evert McCracken