Product Liability and Defects

Defective products are a serious matter.

They can cause profound injuries, or even death. Many defective products are recalled every year.

Defective products cover a wide range of consumer products. Some examples: car parts (airbags, brakes, tires), toys, prescription drugs, medical devices, tools, dangerous chemicals and hazardous materials, and unsafe industrial and commercial equipment.

Manufacturers are required by law to provide products that are safe for their intended use. When they are not, and an injury occurs, they and other entities along the manufacturing chain can be held liable for negligence.

Common injuries include severe burns, spinal cord injuries, whiplash, brain injuries and sometimes, tragically, death.

If you believe you have been harmed by a product that you were using properly (or were an innocent bystander), you need to turn to help from an attorney who specializes in product liability cases.

Product liability experience is critical. This area of legal practice is very complex.

We must investigate how the injury occurred, the severity of the injury and the short- and long-term consequences of this injury to you and your family.

To get justice for a client who has suffered catastrophic harm, your product liability attorney will be obligated to demonstrate that:

  • you were injured or suffered losses
  • the product was defective
  • the product defect was the actual cause of the injury
  • you were using the product as intended

There are often numerous entities involved. Your liability attorney will work diligently to help determine which elements along the manufacturing chain may be at fault. Some possibilities include:

  • defective product design
  • machinery defects
  • defective manufacturing
  • incorrect assembly
  • inadequate warning labels
  • poorly-written instructions
  • the use of hazardous materials

You may even have a case against the wholesaler or retailer of the product.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, call us today. The Law Office of Joshua W. Deckard will aggressively pursue compensation for you.

The Law Office of
Joshua W. Deckard, PA

50 SE Ocean Blvd, Suite 203
Stuart, FL 34994
772-286-4050

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