It can be devastating to buy a product and have it malfunction. When the malfunction causes you significant injuries, you should receive compensation for your damages. Contact a product liability attorney in Largo today to file a claim.
When you buy a product, you’re trusting manufacturers to test the product and ensure that it’s safe for you and your family. It can be unsettling when a product malfunctions and causes harm, because not only must you deal with the injuries, but you lose faith in future products. Depending on the injuries you’ve suffered, the recovery time can leave you with major expenses and a lack of income.
No victim of a product defect should have to deal with the financial burden of their damages alone, especially when they weren’t responsible for causing the accident. At Lopez & Humphries, PA, a Largo product liability lawyer can handle the legalities of your case and ensure you receive full compensation for the losses you’ve suffered.
Common Defective Product Types
Any product that you buy has the potential to malfunction; however, some product defects have a much higher risk of causing harm than others. When a product defect causes significant harm, the lawsuit that ensues is called a products liability lawsuit.
Some of the most common products liability claims are:
- Medical devices
- Auto parts
- Children’s toys
- Household appliances
- General electronics
These categories hold a higher risk than other products because of the injuries that can occur from them. For example, electronics and appliances can result in severe burn injuries when they malfunction. When an auto part malfunctions, a car wreck can be the result, and lives can be lost or altered in serious ways.
Determining Manufacturer Negligence
Determining who’s at fault in a product liability case can be difficult, and this is where a products liability attorney in Largo will be a key resource. Your lawyer will be able to gather all of the evidence in your case and determine the cause of your injuries. This information, as well as a deep dive into other background information, can help determine negligence.
Often times, more than one party can be held liable in a products liability claim, because a product goes through many hands before coming to your home. The product developer, manufacturer, distributor, and sales team can all play a role in the product defect, so if fault can’t be pinpointed, all parties may be held responsible.
Recovery of Damages
Your attorney will calculate the value of your claim by assessing both the economic and non-economic damages that you’ve suffered. These will include more than just your medical bills. Economic damages may include expenses like property damages and loss of earning ability. Non-economic damages can include changes to your lifestyle, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Reach Out to a Largo Product Liability Attorney
Suffering from traumatic injuries because of a product malfunction can be devastating, but with the help of an experienced attorney at Lopez & Humphries, PA, you can begin picking up the pieces of your life and hold the negligent parties accountable.
To schedule a free consultation with a Largo product liability lawyer, reach out by calling us at (863) 774-3573 or by filling out the contact form below.