Tampa Product Liability Lawyer
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, unreasonably 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. Both state and federal laws apply to product liability cases, so it can be confusing to know the best place to file a lawsuit. This is especially true if a manufacturer operates in many states.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Due to a statute of limitations, you must file a product liability claim within four years. The complex processes involved in product liability cases usually require legal assistance. If you or a loved one were injured due to a defective product or a drug, contact our Tampa product liability attorneys today for a free case consultation. The product liability lawyers at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law will study the circumstances surrounding your product injury and advise you on the best strategy to collect restitution for your injuries. Some of the types of product liability cases we handle include:
- Amputations or Lost Limbs
- Brain Injuries or Nervous System Damage
- Design Defects
- Helmet Defects (motorcycle and bicycle helmets)
- Manufacturing Defects
- Power/Pressure Cooker Explosion Burn Cases
- Pulmonary, Cardiac or Other Organ-System Failures
- Warning Defects/Failure to Warn
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. Mass torts involve a large number of claims associated with the same product. 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. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product or drug, contact Ligori & Sanders today for a free legal consultation. We’ll help you determine your rights and next steps. There’s no pressure, and it’s completely free.