We are attorneys located in Coral Springs who handle defective product cases resulting in serious injury or death throughout the state of Florida. A product may be defective by design, manufacturing, or for failing to warn of certain dangers, which may also be known as marketing defects.
When a product has a flaw in the design, the manufacture, or in the adequacy of the warnings, the entire product line may be dangerous and can potentially injure the consumers that purchased the product. Design defects can happen with anything ranging from vehicles to medical devices, such as hip or knee replacement parts. When there are vehicle design mistakes, there is a greater risk of being involved in an accident. Common vehicle errors include problems with brakes, defective air bag designs, and defective seat belt design to name a few. Lawnmowers, power saws, boats, chairs, trampolines, and numerous other products can be dangerous and may constitute a defective product as well.
Types of Product Liability Cases
A product that is defectively manufactured does not follow the manufacturer’s specifications and does not match the rest of the product line. Manufacturers of dangerous products may be liable for injuries and, if their conduct in producing the dangerous product was reckless, may also be liable for punitive damages. We handle cases against automobile manufacturers and manufacturers of all types of dangerous and defective products.
Another type of product liability case involves marketing defects, which can include improper labeling, lack of instructions or vague instructions, and failure to warn about the product’s dangers, which is common amongst medications. For example, we previously represented victims that suffered from rhabdomyolsis, a severe muscle disorder that was due to using a defective drug that was recalled, known as Baycol® (manufactured at the time by Bayer).
Warning labels should be clearly visible and should be placed closest to the area where a hazard is present (if applicable). According to the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), safety labels should indicate the level of hazard. ANSI has designated 3 main signal words which are meant to indicate the level of hazard of a product.
The most serious of the 3 is danger, which is coded with the color red and stands for a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in serious injury or death. Following danger is warning — warning labels appear in orange and signal a potentially hazardous situation that could result in serious injury or death if not avoided. The last of the 3 is caution labels, which appear in yellow indicating a potentially hazardous situation that could end up in minor or moderate injuries.
Auto Product Liability
While a large number of Florida auto accidents occur as a result of driver negligence from speeding, driver distraction, or drunk driving, many car accidents also happen as a result of defective vehicles. Vehicle defects can range from gas pedal problems and brake failure to defective seatbelt designs. These defects can lead to serious injuries for the victims involved in auto accidents resulting from the defects. The manufacturers of defective vehicles may be held accountable for injuries in a defective auto accident case.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective vehicle, contact an experienced Coral Springs defective products lawyer immediately to discuss your case.
Defective Vehicle Manufacture
Car manufacturers have a legal duty to design safe vehicles for consumers. However, defects during the vehicle assembly process can sometimes occur, whether by a person or a machine in the assembly line. These vehicle manufacturing errors can lead to serious auto accidents, increased injuries during an auto accident, and personal injury lawsuits.
Defective Vehicle Design
Consumers expect that vehicle manufacturers adhere to the safety standards and regulations set by the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, errors can occur during the vehicle design process, affecting the safety of the vehicles that we, the consumers, are counting on to protect us. This kind of manufacturer’s negligence puts defective and dangerous vehicles on the roads, which can lead to serious car accident injuries. Vehicle manufacturers typically issue recalls to fix the design defects on affected car models, as in the case with Toyota’s design defect involving gas pedals sticking to floor mats, but often not until after consumers get injured from the defects.
Some common design defects include brake failure, defective seatbelt design, defective tires, defective airbag design, and a bad steering or suspension system.
Experienced Coral Springs Defective Product Lawyers
There are limitations to obtaining compensation for injuries that resulted from a defective product. For instance, if you were aware that the product was defective and chose to use it anyway, this can potentially harm your injury case. In addition, every state has a different statute of limitations, which is a restriction of time that you are allowed to pursue a legal claim.
Also, in order to potentially find negligence and to pursue a product liability case, the product must be considered dangerous; the defect of the product must have caused an injury while it was being used correctly, and the product should not have been changed substantially from the way it was sold.
Product liability cases involve very complicated legal processes, and you should therefore seek the help of an experienced product liability attorney in Coral Springs. If you or a family member has been injured due to defective design or manufacture, it is important to contact a defective products lawyer who has experience handling dangerous products and defective vehicle cases. Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. has over 35 years of experience helping people who have been injured as a result of the negligence of manufacturers or others.
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