Tampa Product Liability Lawyer
Representing Victims in Product Liability Cases
Have you or a loved one been injured through using a dangerous or defective consumer product in the Tampa area? Hundreds of consumer products are found to be defective and recalled every year by manufacturers and government consumer rights agencies. These defective products can range from tainted food, dangerous pharmaceuticals, auto parts such as tires, brakes, airbags, seatbelts, and more, appliances, electronics, children's toys and gear, cosmetics, construction equipment, medical devices, and more.
Under product liability case law, manufacturers, distributers, and suppliers of consumer products may be held accountable for damages when their products prove to be defective to consumers who use them in a manner for which they were intended. Products may be found to be defective in design, in the way they are manufactured, or in the way they are marketed, as in cases where product labeling and instructions are inadequate or lacking. In some cases, the manufacturer, the wholesaler, the designer and the retailer can be held liable. To find out more about how product liability applies to your situation, talk to a Tampa personal injury attorney through a free consultation at our firm today.
Statute of Limitations in Florida
Injury victims in Florida only have four years to file a product liability claim according to Florida Statute §93.11(3)e)). If you have sustained injuries or had your health damaged through using a product in the way it was intended by manufacturers, you may have a valid personal injury claim but you must seek legal action within two years of when you knew about your injuries. When a wrongful death results from a defective product, the Wrongful Death Act imposes a two year statute of limitations.
For more information on product liability, please see our website dedicated to product liability cases.