Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.

Product Liability

As a consumer, you should be able to trust the products you use. However, goods are not always held to the highest safety standards which can result in life-altering injuries

At Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., a product liability lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case and pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and other damages. 

We can help you stand up against these large entities to find justice...

Do You Have a Viable Product Liability Case? 

Product Was Defective 

You must prove that the product had a defective design, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect.

Danger Was Foreseeable 

It must be determined that the defendant had a duty to make or sell a safe product.

Product Caused Injury 

It must be proven that the product's defect directly led to your injuries or other losses.

Breach of Duty

You must prove the other party was aware of - or should have been aware of - the potentially dangerous implications of the defect.

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Why should you hire a product liability attorney?

Benefits of Having a Legal Advocate

Focus on Recovery 

During this time, your health should be your priority. Your attorney can focus on gathering the documentation and strategizing on your behalf to create the strongest possible claim.

Collect Fair Compensation

The complexities of serious injuries can lead to unforeseen life-long expenses. Your attorney can help you negotiate or fight for fair compensation that will help you collect maximum compensation.

Protect your Rights

Manufacturers and other large organizations involved in these cases have the resources to fight your claim. A competent legal team can fight on your behalf to protect your rights.

An Explanation of Product Liability

Products are meant to be fit for use by the consumer, but not all goods make it to the hands of the buyer in a safe condition. When a product is defective and causes injury, the victim is entitled to financial recovery from the responsible party. There are several entities that can be held liable in these types of cases including the manufacturer, distributor, supplier, or retail store that sold the defective product. 

Product liability cases are complex, with many avenues of recovery. Manufacturers and others along the line of distribution may bear responsibility for an injury.

Examples of Defective Products

Products commonly involved in these cases include:

  • shredded tireDefective auto parts: Defective tires, braking systems, seatbelts, airbags, and car seats can cause serious injury. When the components of a car fail, especially those parts intended to keep drivers and passengers safe, severe injuries can result. A faulty tire can blow out, causing a driver to lose control of the car and rollover or crash into another vehicle. When a seatbelt or airbag fails to work properly, the injuries might include broken bones or paralysis. A defective car seat can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to infants, warranting a claim by the family for the damages.
  • x-ray of injured hipDefective medical devices: A defective medical device can cause serious injury, such as burns, cuts, and punctured organs. Hip implants and knee replacements have spurred many lawsuits in recent years.
  • Toxic personal products: Some products contain dangerous ingredients, and when the user is exposed to them, a serious injury can be suffered. Talcum powder has recently been at the center of litigation by individuals and classes, and the victims have been successful in obtaining significant jury awards.
  • broken toyOther products: Common household objects such as toys, tools, appliances, and hair care products can cause an injury. When a small appliance malfunctions, it can catch on fire and severely burn the user. Toys that are improperly designed or lacking adequate warnings can pose choking hazards.

Types of Product Liability

There are three primary types of product liability:

  • Negligence: When the parties involved in the making of product fail to exercise the care required to manufacture that product safely, a product may be considered defective due to negligence.
  • Strict liability: If a party involved in the process acts unreasonably, theories of strict liability may apply. This theory of law holds that responsibility lies with the manufacturer, supplier, or retail establishment regardless of the intent of the party being charged.
  • Warranty: When a guarantee is provided regarding a product and the product fails, a breach of warranty claim can be made.

It is important to remember that there are several parties responsible for an end product. When an injury is caused and a personal injury suit is filed, the victim must prove that fault lies with the manufacturer, designer, or retailer. This task is much easier with an attorney's help. Attorney Stephen G. Charpentier can build your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. 

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Since 1989, Stephen G. Charpentier been protecting victims' rights. Mr. Charpentier:

  • Is a recipient of an AV rating, the Martindale-Hubbel® National Law Directory's highest honor
  • Earned Florida Legal Elite status in 2010
  • Handles cases in many practice areas including medical malpractice, auto accidents, and wrongful death

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (321) 308-8020.

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