Every individual and company involved in the creation of a product, from its inception to its eventual sale, is responsible for the safety of that product. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you may benefit from consulting with our Central Florida product liability lawyers. Our attorneys at the Daytona Beach firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau have handled a variety of product liability cases, including injuries sustained due to playing with dangerous and defective toys. Our legal team can fight for damages when negligence is involved.
Cases involving product liability can take many forms. In order to successfully achieve compensation in a product liability case, the defendant must have exhibited negligence in one or more areas:
Liability can be shown if defects in the original design of the product were the result of the designer ignoring safer alternatives. These are defects that existed before the product was made available to the public.
Defects in the creation of the product can prove liability on the part of the manufacturer if design specifications were not met.
If the company marketing a product does not adequately warn consumers of the dangers the product may impose, then it could be held liable for damages. Marketers are required to provide adequate warning labels and understandable and complete instructions for a product's use.
Marketable drugs are subject to rigorous testing and approval standards before the Food and Drug Administration will allow them to be sold to the public. However, pharmaceutical companies often have strong business interests that depend on getting their products on the shelves, and some have been accused of minimizing the risks of certain medications in order to gain FDA approval. These products can be dangerous and even fatal to consumers, and companies can be held liable for negligence if they fail to properly warn patients about side effects or possible health hazards.
Some prescription drugs that have been pulled from the market or have a history of causing serious side effects include:
Contact our Central Florida product liability lawyers for more information on questionable drugs, or to set up a free consultation.
Many product liability cases arise from accidents or injuries caused by defective auto products. Defective safety features in automobiles may not only be problematic for one individual's car, it may affect the entire line of vehicles. These types of defects include:
Tragic auto accidents can be caused by flaws in the design, manufacture, or marketing of the vehicle. If you have been a victim of personal injury resulting from defective auto parts, contact our Central Florida product liability lawyers today.
In February of 2007, manufacturers of Peter Pan and some Great Value peanut butter products issued a widespread recall because of possible salmonella contamination. More than 300 people across the nation became sick. These types of events illustrate what happens when a product is shown to be hazardous only after the product has been bought and used by consumers. By the time a recall has been issued, injury has typically already occurred in a number of individuals.
Our product liability attorneys in Daytona Beach can take on companies involved in product recalls and pursue compensation for your losses.
According to Florida law, terms such as negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability are all recognized as grounds for lawsuits seeking damages for injury or death resulting from a defective product. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to pursue compensation for:
Defective products can tragically lead to accidental or wrongful death. In these cases, our product liability attorneys in Daytona Beach can seek compensatory damages including funeral expenses, loss of benefits, and loss of companionship. We are prepared to aggressively pursue compensation in the wake of personal injury.
Our product liability attorneys in Daytona Beach are prepared to hold the appropriate parties responsible when a faulty product is released to the public. Contact the firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau today if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product. The Central Florida product liability lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will review your case free of charge.
We also represent cases involving auto accident, boat accident, motorcycle accident, accidental death, trucking accidents, water craft accidents, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, sexual child abuse, physical child abuse, nursing home negligence, dog bites, product liability, construction accidents and criminal defense. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Daytona Beach today for a free consultation and we will review your case.
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