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Personal Injuries Related to Defective Products

Posted By Todd Miner Law || Nov 25, 2014

Requiring an Orlando personal injury attorney is not always for cases related to car accidents or injuries that take place in a specific business. In some cases, the injuries occur when a product is defective. When you are injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for your medical expenses, rehabilitation, or other costs that are associated with your injuries.

Establishing Responsibility

It is important to determine who is responsible for your injuries.

If you used the product as directed in the instructions, then the defective item may be the cause of your injuries, either because of the way it was designed or manufactured. If this if the case, the company that produced the product may be responsible and liable to pay for your medical bills and other costs that arise that relate to your injuries. If your injuries will prevent you from working, you may also be entitled to compensation for your living expenses until your injuries have healed.

Although a defect can cause injuries, an attorney may not take your case if you were using the product in a way that deviates from the instructions or directives of the item. For example, if are using an electrical product, and the product has a warning label that tells you not to use it while it is charging and you use the product despite the warning, then it may be difficult to determine if you can win the case. Talking to an attorney will help you clarify responsibility before you file a case.


If it can be established that the product is defective in its design or manufacturing, and your actions were not the cause of your injuries, an Orlando personal injury lawyer can help you obtain appropriate compensation.

The compensation that is available may include payments for your medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, living expenses, and pain and suffering. Depending on the company, your injuries and the situation, the amount of compensation that you receive may vary.

Turning to a personal injury attorney for help can reduce the amount of confusion that arises when you are injured by an item that you purchased. Remember, it is not your fault if a product is defective; and you can receive help to pay for your medical expenses.

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