Products Liability & Defective Products

Posted in Defective Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall tens of thousands of products each year because of defects that make them unsafe.

Under Florida law, a product can be defective in three ways:

  • The flaw can be inherent in the design, as with toys made of lead.
  • It can be introduced in the product’s manufacturing, as with food that is contaminated by bottling or canning equipment.
  • If the manufacturer fails to warn consumers about the foreseeable dangers of using the product.

Manufacturers (and sometimes sellers) are strictly liable for any of these flaws, which means it doesn’t matter whether they knew about the defects — they are legally responsible for finding and correcting them before they become a danger to customers. When they don’t, it’s time to contact Vukelja Law and hold them legally and financially responsible for the deaths and injuries that result. Pursuing a defective products lawsuit can stop these dangerous practices, possibly force a recall and win compensation for all of your injuries or wrongful death. Vukelja Law can also help you recover the cost of medical bills and missed work. If a consumer product has injured you or someone you love, please call us to review your claim.