When a product injures or kills someone because of negligent design, negligent manufacturing or insufficient product warnings, Zarzaur Law’s team of Pensacola product liability attorneys offer the experience and resources needed to recover full damages for victims and survivors.
We have obtained substantial compensation through trial and settlements against manufacturers, designers and sellers of defective products. Contact us today for a free consultation.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability is a legal principle that allows victims injured by a product to get compensation from the manufacturer, marketer, or distributor of the product. The victim has to show negligence on the part of those parties, and that their negligence was the legal cause of the victim’s injuries. A manufacturer’s liability could lie in the finding that the product was not manufactured according to the expected industry standards for that product. A marketer could also bear liability for misrepresenting the product to the consumers. A distributor may be liable if, for example, the distributor made adjustments to the product before selling it to consumers.
In a product liability case based on defective design, the manufacturer might have a defense if they can prove that the product’s design was in compliance with scientific and technical standards at the time the product was manufactured. Research and know-how is continuously developing, which means improvements in product designs. In a product liability case, the product design is assessed based on the circumstances at the time of manufacture, not at the time of the victim’s injury or loss.
How Much Time Do I Have to Make a Claim for Product Liability?
A victim of injury caused by a defective product has four years from the date of their injury to make a claim. Product liability cases require extensive research and expertise to prepare a case, and Zarzaur Law has the resources to ensure that your case is adequately supported by convincing evidence. Four years may seem like a long time within which to make a claim, but it is always advisable to take action as soon as possible. Products liability cases, like other negligence cases, are based on evidence, and the burden is on the victim to prove their case. The best way a victim can prove their case is with the best evidence available. As time passes, you may lose access to the best evidence that can support your case. If you have been injured by a defective product, do not delay in taking action. Call the experienced product liability lawyers at Zarzaur Law for a free review of your case.
Where can defective products cause injury?
Unsafe products and product defects can cause serious injury or death in many different environments:
- Auto defects include tire blowouts or malfunctioning seat belts or air bags
- Industrial machinery may lack safety guards or may malfunction
- Medical implants, such as hip replacements, pace makers and defibrillators can fail
- Scaffolding and construction equipment may be defective and cause serious injury or death
- Tools and implements, such as power saws or lawnmowers, may be negligently designed, lack sufficient safety warnings, or be manufactured improperly
- Consumer products may have inherently dangerous design, improper instructions or inadequate warnings of hazards
- Baby products such as cribs, strollers, toys and even clothing may have inadequate warnings or a negligent design that put infants at risk
- Dietary products and supplements may be pushed to market without adequate safety studies
- Products imported from other countries with lower safety standards, such as some Chinese products, may cause injury in the United States
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What Kind of Compensation Can I Get From a Product Liability Case?
The kind of compensation you can get from a product liability case will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Factors such as the severity of your injury, the actual losses you suffer, and conduct of the manufacturer could impact the kind and value of the compensation that you can get. You may be entitled to compensation for economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are tangible damages that include past and future lost income, medical expenses, lost or damaged property, and any other economic loss that occurred because of the defective product. Noneconomic damages are intangible, non financial damages that are subjective. Noneconomic damages can include inconvenience, mental anguish, and loss of capacity for enjoyment of life.
Securing Compensation for Victims of Defective Products
Zarzaur Law acts promptly in defective product cases to maximize the chance of fair recovery for our clients’ injury claims. We first secure the product itself for examination by experts. We consult with the most qualified engineers, mechanics, and other experts to research the design and manufacturing process. Our Pensacola product liability lawyers also investigate any history of similar defective product claims against the company and the manufacturers’ response to concerns about product safety.
We invest a lot of time and money in defective product cases to ensure that our clients get full compensation from manufacturers of unsafe products.
Be confident you have a legal expert on your side.
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