You see it on the news every few weeks – a product someone was using malfunctions and hurts or kills the person who was using it.
Maybe it’s a faulty vehicle engine that catches fire. Perhaps it is a food that was contaminated during the manufacturing process.
No matter the circumstances, you probably don’t think about it happening to you or your family. But what if it does?
Contact the Dante Law Firm if you need a product liability attorney in North Miami. Our team is ready to examine your case to determine the best steps forward.
The reason we don’t think about products injuring us is that we expect them to be safe. After all, there are plenty of regulations in place for our protection.
But that doesn’t mean that mistakes won’t be made. Faulty products are sold and they do cause harm.
There are three basic ways in which product liability cases arise:
Design Defects – This happens when a product has a design defect from the start, before production begins. The design flaw may not be readily apparent but it will manifest at some point and cause a malfunction.
Manufacturing Defects – This is different from a design defect and happens at some point when the product is being made. It results in the original design beng altered, making the product unsafe.
Label/Warning Problems – This occurs when a manufacturer fails to warn the consumer of all possible problems and hazards associated with their product. This can include warnings of small parts, age restrictions, burn hazards, etc. This also applies to foods and pharmaceuticals (side effects, proper dosages, etc.).
When one of those three things goes wrong with a product, people can become seriously harmed. With food products alone, there were 131 recalls in 2017. This means that food products potentially harmed millions of consumers during the year.
If you have to go to the hospital because of an injury or illness caused by a product, this can cause your medical bills to pile up. If you have to miss work, the lost income could leave you wondering how to support yourself and your family.
We don’t think that you should go broke because of a faulty product. It wasn’t your fault – it was the manufacturer’s. They should be held liable for their negligence.
We know this was not what you wanted to be dealing with. There is no way you could have known that a product you use or consume would harm you or a loved one. The next steps you take are important. When you need a North Miami product liability attorney, the Dante Law Firm has an experienced and knowledgeable team ready to take on the people who hurt you. We want to ensure that you are compensated fairly, with enough money to cover medical expenses, lost income if you can’t work, and pain and suffering. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.