Defective Product Attorneys in Winter Garden, Florida
Buying a product should not be a major concern for a consumer, especially when it comes to the safety of that product. Of course, some products inherently come with a greater degree of danger than others if used improperly, but generally speaking, there should be no reason for a consumer to fear the product. Unfortunately, innocent consumers are injured by the products they buy more often than we realize. In addition, where there is one defective product, there are probably others all threatening to harm their users. It is up to consumers to hold companies accountable for the harm they have caused. If you have been seriously injured by a defective product in the state of Florida, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. Contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. today to learn how we can help.
Types of Product Defects
After a product has caused harm to a consumer, the challenge of determining exactly what went wrong begins. There are three categories in which a defect may fall: design defects, manufacturer defects, and failure to warn.
- Design Defects: When a product’s design is unsafe, it can cause a consumer to become seriously injured. An unsafe design can occur if the designer failed to account for safety during the initial product development phase. In a design defect case, the injured party is required to prove that there was a safer, more feasible, and equally practical design that would allow the product to maintain its intended function.
- Manufacturer Defects: When a product’s design is deemed safe, it is sent off to be manufactured. If a manufacturer deviates from the approved design, the product may not be as safe as it should be and can ultimately cause a consumer to become seriously injured. In a manufacturer design case, the injured party must prove that there was a deviation from the sound design.
- Failure to Warn: Even if a product is designed and manufactured as intended, it is important for the company to include clear warnings and instructions with the product to ensure user safety. If a product is used incorrectly because there were not adequate labels, a user can become seriously injured. The company can be held accountable for failure to warn of any hazards when using the product.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
Like any other personal injury case, the injured party is required to fulfill the burden of proof. This means that they must find evidence of neglect that ultimately resulted in their injuries. In a product liability case, an investigation into the defect must take place to determine who is liable. One of the most important components of preserving evidence in a product liability case is to save the product that caused you to become injured, as it will be assessed for defects.
Contact an Orange County Product Liability Attorney
If you have become seriously injured because of a defective product, we understand the burdens you may be facing. Although it is unfortunate that you are facing such challenges because of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation that can offset some of these hardships. Our firm is committed to helping you hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact the experienced product liability attorneys at Cressman Law Firm, P.A.