Here in the United States of America, we are fortunate enough to live in a country where we have access to all of the basic products, tools, and medications we need to get the most out of our lives. Unfortunately, there are times where we come into contact with defective products, and if you’ve been harmed by handling a defective product, you should strongly consider hiring a knowledgeable Tampa product liability lawyer today. Contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about product liability lawsuits in Florida and how our firm can help you through every step of the process ahead.
Should I Hire a Tampa Product Liability Lawyer?
Sometimes, defective products can catch us by surprise and seriously injure us when we least expect it. Unfortunately, standing up to large corporations on your own is virtually impossible, which is why you need a strong advocate on your side who has a comprehensive knowledge of product liability law. Fortunately, you’ve just found that advocate in our Hillsborough County personal injury attorney, who has guided individuals through the claims process for over 30 years. Our firm will work to obtain your rightful compensation as swiftly and effectively as possible so you can move on with your life.
Types of Product Liability Cases
Generally speaking, product liability cases can be broken down into three main categories, and they are as follows:
- Negligent Product Design: Product designers are responsible for ensuring their product is safe for public use. When they do not account for safety, people can sustain serious injuries as a result of a design defect. That being said, to win such a claim, you must prove that there was a safer, economically feasible way to design the product that would not hinder its function.
- Negligent Product Manufacturing: At times, products that are safely designed can become very dangerous due to a negligent manufacturing process. When manufacturers fail to follow a previously safe blueprint, either to cut costs or to save money, safe products can quickly turn very unsafe.
- Failure to Warn: Chances are, you’ve seen warning labels on various products you’ve purchased over the years. These labels are required on all products that pose any sort of a risk when improperly used. For example, when someone purchases a chainsaw, it is the company’s job to include warnings and instructions about how to, and how not to use the product. When companies fail to include these warnings and someone is injured as a result, there is a very good chance that the injured party will have a valid personal injury claim.
Tampa Defective Drugs Lawyer
As you may know, people are seriously harmed, and even lose their lives, as a result of defective drugs every single year here in the United States. For this very reason, Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of defective drug claims in an effort to help victims of negligent pharmaceutical companies get their lives back on track. Our firm handled the gamut of defective drug claims, though some of the most common defective drug claims we’ve seen cropping up over the last few years involve the following medications:
Again, these are just some of the drugs that have been known to have serious and unexpected adverse side effects on those who take them, and if you believe that you have been wrongfully harmed by any drug, our firm is here to help. Additionally, if you lost a loved one as a result of a defective drug, our firm can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. Keep in mind that there are various grounds on which our firm may successfully sue a pharmaceutical company, and we are here to analyze each aspect of your case, and from there, guide you through every step of the claims process ahead. No matter your circumstances, if you are a victim, we are here to help.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
After sustaining an injury due to a defective product, you and your Tampa product liability lawyer must work to fulfill the burden of proof by gathering and presenting evidence that proves you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. If you are injured due to a defective product, the first thing you should do is call the police and seek immediate medical treatment. However, if possible, you should also take pictures of the scene of the accident, ask witnesses for their contact information, and ensure that you do not throw the defective product away. We can use the defective product as evidence in your personal injury claim. Ensure you file your claim within four years, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations.
Contact Our Tampa Product Liability Lawyer
Those injured due to defective products should not have to take on the massive corporation that caused their injury on their own. Product liability law can be very complicated. This is why our law firm is here. If you’ve been injured due to a defective product, our Hillsborough County personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact Merricks Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.