Did you or a loved one experience an unreasonably dangerous product in Florida? Check out our 3 defective product tips and give our office a call.
1. Liability in a Defective Products Cases
People ask often when someone’s been injured by a defective product or a loved one’s been killed by a defective product who the liable party is. In a defective product situation, generally speaking, you can make your claim against the manufacturer of the product, the distributor of the product, or the retail distributor of the product. That’s the stream of commerce that your product goes through. There may be other responsible parties, as well. If your product has component parts that contributed to the defective nature of the product, you may be able to sue the maker of the component parts.
These are complex cases and they require time to develop who the responsible parties may be. Generally speaking, your stream of commerce entities can be responsible and those are the ones that we look at first. If you have the kind of case where a defective product caused harm or death to a loved one in the Nassau County and Duval County area, give us a call. We’ll sit down and go over things. We’ll figure out a plan that’s going to help you best.
2. Damages Available in a Defective Products Claim
People often ask what they can recover on a case where they’ve been injured by a defective product. Those things can include new medical expenses that occurred because of being hurt by the product. If you lost time from work, you lost wages, you can recover. You can recover damage or injury to property that occurred as a result of the product under certain circumstances. You can also recover what are called intangible losses, like pain and suffering, or the loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and inconvenience. Essentially, all of the things that result from the alteration of your life, you can recover in a case involving a defective product. If you have one of those cases, we can go over all those things plus a whole lot more. If this happened in Duval County, Nassau County, or any of the surrounding areas, give us a call. We’ll sit down and we’ll figure out a plan to move forward in a way that makes the most sense for your case.
3. Time Limits For Defective Product Claims
Clients, or potential clients, call us when they’ve either been injured by a defective product or their loved one has died as a result of a defective product. They want to know how much time they have to make a claim or to do something, which is just another way of asking what the statute of limitation period is. Generally speaking, it’s four years on an injury case. If the defective product has killed a loved one and you qualify under Florida’s wrongful death act to bring the claim, it’s two years. There are also statutes that are called statute of repose which provide an outside end of time period to bring the claim if the claim was covered up by the defendant and you had no idea that you had a claim to start with. Those statutes of repose have gone through different changes over the years but they’re still there.
If you have that kind of case, call us if it’s occurred in Duval County, Nassau County, or surrounding area, and do it immediately so those issues of time limits don’t become critical. It’s important that you give your lawyer adequate time to investigate your case because these are not simple cases. They are complex cases and they take time. Do not wait until the end of that period to make the phone call. Call us today. We’ll go over everything and we’ll figure out a plan that suits you the best.
Did you or a loved one experience an unreasonably dangerous product in Florida and have questions about our 3 defective product tips? Contact experienced Florida defective product lawyer at Paul Boone Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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