Jacksonville Product Liability Lawyer
When a serious accident happens that results in an injury or death, every minute detail needs to be looked into in order to determine the cause. Often, the injury is the result of our own mistake, possibly because of a momentary lapse in attention. In many other scenarios, the cause of the accident was the result of another party’s negligence. In terms of a car accident, negligence does not always refer to one of the two drivers in a two-car collision. In fact, the manufacturer or designer of one of those vehicles may be found to blame if their poor construction or design caused the crash. One of the more noteable unsafe products that lead to hundreds of lost lives was the Ford-Firestone incident. Millions of Ford Explorers were equipped with faulty Firestone tires in the early 2000s, and well over 200 people lost their lives and thousands more were seriously injured due to blowouts, according to Forbes. We put our trust into the products that we purchase, believing that the manufacturer produced a product that performs as described and does not put us or our families in unreasonable risk. However, companies may cut corners to save costs or don’t perform adequate testing, leading to serious injury. Unsafe products come in all shapes and forms, from children’s toys, furniture, motor vehicle parts, or bike wheels, to food products, tools, and machinery. Contact an experienced Jacksonville product liability lawyer today if you or a loved one have been injured by an unsafe product.
Proving Liability in an Unsafe Products Claim
As with any lawsuit that involves an injury, you must be able to prove liability on the company that produced the product in an unsafe products claim. To do so, the product must be kept, preferably along with any packaging and instructions or manual. We must be able to prove that the product was used as intended and injury could not have been prevented with the faulty product. Once liability has been proven, the overall value of your case will be determined by the injuries you sustained, your pain and suffering, lost wages, and any property damage that you sustained. According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, product liability cases earn the second most of any type of lawsuit (behind medical malpractice), with the average product liability case earning $350,000. And, from 1990 to 2003, plaintiffs won almost a third of all product liability cases. However, winning a products liability case is more difficult than that of a motor vehicle collision or most other types of accidents. An experienced lawyer is crucial to piece together the evidence needed to support your claim.
Contact our Experienced Jacksonville Product Liability Lawyers
If you have been injured by an unsafe product, give us a call today at 1-888-573-6327 to speak with an experienced Jacksonville product liability lawyer at The Pendas Law Firm. We will advocate aggressively on your behalf to help you recover the compensation you deserve.