West Palm Beach Defective Products Lawyer
When someone is injured or killed because of a defective product, the victim or victim’s family can seek damages through a product liability claim. Defective products can be found anywhere, from cars to swimming pools to prescription drugs. If you were using a product for its intended purpose, based on its instructions, and were injured as a result, you should discuss your legal options with a West Palm Beach product liability attorney who understands the law. To schedule a consultation, contact our team of personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato by calling 954-633-8270.
Defective Products Law: Grounds for a Claim
Products can be defective for a number of reasons:
- A design defect – A design defect is a flaw that is present in the product from the beginning, even before it is manufactured. This means that the design of the product is inherently dangerous and that every item of that design that is produced will be defective in the same way. In many cases where a particular product’s design is defective, a simple and inexpensive solution could have saved many lives. In other cases, the defect may warrant a recall and our litigation may be the initiative that brings this life-saving result.
- Manufacturing defects – Manufacturing defects are a result of an abnormality in the manufacturing process, resulting in some type of defect in one or more (but possibly not all) of the products manufactured. In some cases the defect may be exclusive to one product , and in other cases it could be present in many of the same kinds of products. Typically, manufacturing defects result from an error at the factory and/or a lack of quality control.
- Failure to warn – Also called marketing defects, this is a type of defect case where the consumer is given inadequate warning regarding a dangerous use of a product or a lack of proper instructions on the safe use of the product, and physical harm or death occurs. When warnings or instructions are omitted or are wrong or incomplete, a failure to warn claim may be present.
According to defective product law, there are several potential defendants in a product liability claim, including the manufacturer, the wholesaler and the retail store where the product was sold. This makes product liability cases complicated and it’s also why you should seek the help of an attorney experienced in handling defective product cases.
West Palm Beach Product Liability Attorney
The attorneys at Wolf & Pravato P.A. are well-versed in defective product law and serve clients throughout the South Florida. When a defective product causes you harm, you deserve to be compensated. Although it may seem intimidating to file a claim against a manufacturer, you can level the playing field by acquiring legal counsel.
We represent clients with devastating injuries and implement immediate investigations to determine if a product defect was involved in causing injuries or death. Because of the complexities of product liability cases, it is very important to preserve the evidence, to ensure the scene is secured and documented and that all critical testimony be taken. We can then perform our detailed analysis and examination to identify all potential aspects of the product defect case, as well as identify any liable parties. Contact an experienced West Palm Beach defective products lawyer from Wolf & Pravato today – 954-633-8270.