Orlando Unsafe Products Attorneys
As consumers, we operate under the assumption that the products we purchase in the marketplace are safe. Most of the time they are safe; however, unsafe products do wind up in the hands of consumers more often than you may realize. When that happens, a victim can be seriously – even fatally – injured as a result of an unsafe product. At Bailey Fisher, we have witnessed the devastating physical, emotional, and financial impact that injuries caused by an unsafe product can have on a victim. Our team is dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable for the injuries caused by an unsafe product and ensuring that victims are fully and fairly compensated.
What Makes a Product “Unsafe?”
In the United States, we have a host of state and federal agencies that are charged with ensuring the safety of products sold throughout the nation. Nevertheless, the law has long recognized that unsafe products end up in the hand of consumers. Product liability is the area of the law that addresses injuries to victims of unsafe products. For a victim to succeed in a product liability lawsuit, the law requires the victim to prove that the product was unsafe in one or more of the following ways:
- The product had a design defect. A design defect occurs in all products manufactured with the same design. For example, imagine an infant car seat with a latch mechanism design that comes undone during a side impact, causing the seat to break free during a collision. All car seats manufactured with that design would be defective (unsafe).
- The product had a manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect is one that is introduced during the manufacturing process, making it specific to a smaller percentage of all products. For example, if the car seat design called for a strong metal to be used in the latch design, but a weaker material was substituted at a manufacturing plant for a day, all the car seats manufactured that day would be defective.
- The product lacked an adequate warning. The law acknowledges that some products are inherently dangerous. As such, the law does not require them to be made safe; however, it does impose a duty to warn consumers of the dangerous nature of the product. Household cleaning products, for example, often contain toxic chemicals that can cause harm which is why warning labels are required on those products. These products are considered unsafe if that warning was omitted. However, all products, whether they are inherently dangerous or not, require adequate instructions for use and warnings relating to dangers associated with their use, and may be considered to be defective if the instructions and warnings are not adequate and appropriate.
Have You Been Injured by an Unsafe Product?
When an unsafe product causes injury, the victim may be entitled to compensation for both the economic and non-economic damages suffered as a result. The law may hold anyone who was part of the “chain of distribution” liable for the injuries caused by the product, including a designer, manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, or retailer.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Unsafe Products Attorneys
The Orlando unsafe products attorneys at Bailey Fisher Law have the skill and experience necessary to help you pursue compensation to which you are entitled to for injuries sustained because of a defective product.
If you believe that an unsafe product caused, or contributed to, injuries you suffered you may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit against the party (or parties) responsible. We are dedicated to ensuring that the victims, and surviving family members, injured by an unsafe product are fully and fairly compensated for the injuries or loss they have suffered.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando unsafe product injury attorneys will evaluate your case for free. For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary legal action to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and losses.