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When you purchase a product or use a product at a business, you expect it to work how you want it to; the possibility of being injured by the product is not even in your mind. Design and/or manufacturing defects injure thousands of Americans every year. Many of these injuries were preventable. If you were injured by a defective product or a product that failed to warn you of potential hazards, you should consult with a Tampa product liability lawyer who has the resources available to pursue such a claim. These claims often involve complex litigation and multiple parties.

Our personal injury lawyers have represented clients injured by defective products in the past. If you or a loved one was injured and you think that the product itself may have contributed to or caused this injury, contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

Types of Product Liability Claims

Injuries from toys and playground equipment tend to make the news as they involve children, however, a product liability injury can come from just about anything in your home or workplace. Some of the types of cases that Tampa residents have seen are:

Making a Defective Product Claim in Tampa

The difficulty with a product liability claim is in the complexity of both the manufacturing process and product liability law. Most of us know about negligence, such as running a red light and hitting another car. The injuries are based on the driver doing something wrong that caused the injury.

A claim of negligence can also be used in a product liability case if the manufacturer, distributor, packager or retailer did something wrong. However, sometimes there was no negligence in the process, and someone still gets injured. A local product liability attorney may be able to help a plaintiff prove that some other party was responsible for their injuries.

Strict Liability & Types of Defective Product Claims

Most product liability claims are based on a defect in the product, and it doesn’t matter if the manufacturer did anything wrong. This is called strict liability, and it means that the injured person doesn’t have to prove that anyone was negligent.

In Florida, to make a product liability claim based on strict liability, the injured person needs to prove certain elements, they are:

What Can You Recover From a Product Liability Lawsuit?

You can recover compensation for a variety of damages in a product liability case including:

What is the Statute of Limitation for a Defective Product Claim?

All personal injury claims have a deadline to file the claim. This is called a statute of limitations, and if not met, it usually means that the lawsuit will be dismissed by the court. The statute of limitations for a products liability claim is four years from the date of the injury. However, if the person died from the injury, then it is two years from the date of the death of the person.

Steps In a Product Liability Lawsuit

In many product liability cases, it becomes clear that to obtain a fair settlement, a lawsuit will have to be filed. But before that step is taken we will go through a number of steps including:

Filing a products liability claim can be tricky, and a mistake like missing a deadline can cost the injured person their right to compensation. If you have been injured by a product and want to know if you have a claim, even if you think the deadline has passed, you should talk to an attorney right away.

Contact a Tampa Product Liability Lawyer

Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will answer your questions, make recommendations and provide you with a free, confidential evaluation of your injury claim. Mike Hancock worked for the insurance companies at the beginning of his career, and with that insider knowledge, he knows how to beat them. Call a Tampa product liability lawyer today to learn more.

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I have received nothing but the best service I can ask for from Mike Hancock’s office. He and his office are true professionals in every sense of the word. They guided me along the process and had outstanding communication. I am more than pleased with the services they provided, and I would definitely recommend them to anybody.

— Kayla Hamilton

From first to last interactions with attorneys Mike and Claire Hancock, to all the supporting staff and legals, the office has always been courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. They have always gotten right back with me when I had a question, and would not hesitate to highly recommend them.

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