Under Florida’s product liability law, any person made ill or who is injured by a defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed product, or by the lack of warning about the dangers of using or consuming a product, may be entitled to receive compensation. Unsuspecting consumers are at risk of injury or death if large manufacturers fail to take extra caution in releasing their dangerous products into the market.
In Port St. Lucie, common injury-causing products are faulty general consumable products, auto parts, defective prescription drugs, medical devices, and industrial products. If manufacturers prioritize profit over their consumers’ safety and health, then the law will hold them accountable for negligent actions or inaction. When injuries occur, however, large manufacturers often won’t pay compensation without getting into a big legal fight in order to protect their company’s reputation.
Protecting the Rights of Individuals Injured by Defective Products & Drugs
Attorney Philip DeBerard III has more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of individuals injured by defective products in Port St. Lucie and throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
To build a solid claim for clients, we retain safety specialists and design experts to expose any defects in a product’s design, manufacturing, or marketing. A skilled Port St. Lucie product liability attorney will review the history of the product in question to identify any similar safety complaints filed against the manufacturer or retailer in the past. We leave no stone unturned to uncover the possible sources of liability in our clients’ product liability claim.
Product Liability Claims in St. Lucie County
Port St. Lucie residents use and consume a wide variety of products on a daily basis. Product liability lawsuits are not very common in the area, but when they do occur, they usually arise from injuries or illnesses caused by defective pharmaceutical drugs, implanted medical devices, children’s products, electronic products, motor vehicle parts, power tools, heavy machinery, and ladders.
An important facet of product liability cases in Port St. Lucie and all of Florida is the concept of strict liability. Under Florida’s strict liability laws, a manufacturer of a dangerous, defective, or inherently unsafe product can be held legally liable for the victim’s losses, even in cases where negligence was not involved in the manufacturing, design, or marketing of the product. Since the area of product liability law is very broad, injured individuals who try to handle their claim on their own may be denied compensation by large manufacturers and their insurance companies.
At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard Injury Attorney, our experienced Port St. Lucie product liability attorneys will thoroughly investigate each product liability claim we handle in order to achieve a favorable settlement or trial verdict. We devote the right resources and scrutinize all possible liability factors to determine if the product’s designer, manufacturer, or retailer was at fault for our clients’ injuries.
We bring over three decades of experience, a deep knowledge of the law, and skills in settlement negotiations and courtroom trials. We provide quality legal representation on a contingency fee basis… this means you don’t pay anything unless we win your case.
For a free consultation call us at (772) 464-8000 and put our 30+ years of experience to work for you.