When you use a product for its intended purpose, you have a right to be safe from harm. If you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation if the product was defective, unreasonable dangerous, or if you used it incorrectly because the package lacked proper warnings.
Under “strict liability”, injured parties can file a lawsuit without the need to prove negligence or fault if an injury was caused by a dangerous product. In this way, it’s easier for injured consumers to sue either the product manufacturer or the store where the product was purchased. Because both state and federal laws apply to product liability cases, it can be confusing to know the best place to file a lawsuit. This is especially true if a manufacturer operates in many states. The product liability lawyers at Ligori & Sanders, Attorneys at Law will study the circumstances surrounding your product injury to try to help you collect restitution for your injuries so you can recover.
Due to a statue of limitations, you must file a products liability claim within four years. The complex processes involved in products liability cases usually require legal assistance. If you or a loved one was injured due to a defective product or a defective drug, contact our Tampa Products Liability attorneys today for a free case consultation.
Unfortunately, in cases where a drug or product injuries someone, there may be thousands of people who were hurt. This is when something called a mass tort is used. This is just a fancy word for a large-scale lawsuit.
Mass torts are different from personal injury claims for several reasons. First, mass torts involve a large number of claims associated with the same product. Second, even though there are a number of claimants, there’s a common factual and legal issue. Finally, there is a value interdependence between the different claims.
It can be daunting to think of bringing a claim against a large company. That’s why there are lawyers who fight for the rights of people injured by products and medicine. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product or drug, contact us today for a free legal consultation. We’ll help you determine your rights, and your next steps. There’s no pressure, and it’s completely free.