Defenses to a Product Liability Claim
If you have been injured by a badly designed or haphazardly manufactured
product, you may be able to receive compensation by pursuing a
product liability claim. However, this is usually not an easy undertaking. Most businesses
are represented by knowledgeable legal teams that can put forward complex
defenses. If you need repayment from a negligent manufacturer, you need
the assistance of an Orlando defective product attorney.
To learn more about your legal rights and options,
call Todd Miner Law.
Grounds for Claim Denials
Companies that sell products are generally held to a standard of strict
liability, which makes them automatically responsible for any unreasonably
dangerous products they put on the market. However, there are circumstances
in which a product liability claim can be dismissed, including:
Alteration of the product. If the defendant has evidence that you significantly altered the product
after buying it, and that these alterations caused your injuries, you
may not be eligible to receive compensation.
Adequate warning. Before you begin building your claim, you need to review the safety literature
that was included with the product. If your use of the product violated
any of the instructions or safety tips, the manufacturer may not be at fault.
Unpreventable dangers. Some products are inherently dangerous, such as power tools or sharp knives.
If you were injured by such a product, you need to show that the manufacturer
could not have reasonably made it any safer. If a court decides that your
injuries were caused by an unavoidable danger inherent in the product,
your claim could be denied.
Filing a successful
personal injury claim requires anticipating and counteracting the most likely defenses.
Fortunately, a product liability lawyer like Todd Miner has the knowledge
and tools to help accomplish this.
Contact a Florida Product Liability Lawyer
Florida product liability lawyer Todd Miner has been proudly serving our
community for more than a decade. To discuss what our firm can do for you,
contact us today.