We use thousands of products each day, ranging from large machinery and cars to small personal care items and appliances. We expect that the manufacturers, designers, and retailers of these products to be selling us safe items to use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Each year, Florida and Hialeah products liability claims occur because manufacturers have created or designed flawed products. Defective products cause a range of injuries, including Hialeah head injuries, burns, fractures, and many other types of injuries. If you believe you may have a products liability case, you will want to ask yourself:
1) Did you use a product as intended? All products have a specific way that they are intended to be used by the manufacturer of the product. Altering the product or using it in a context or way that it was not intended can invalidate your products liability claim. For example, using indoor lights outdoors or altering an appliance so that it works differently than intended can mean that you lose your ability to make a claim against the manufacturer.
2) Did the product cause injury? In order to launch a Hialeah products liability claim, the product must have caused you a serious injury. Even if you notice that a product is defective, you will not have a claim unless you were injured directly by a defect in the product. In many cases, it is difficult to say whether a defect or some other issue has caused an injury while you are using a product. Working with a Hialeah personal injury attorney can ensure that you get the answers you need. A qualified attorney can investigate your claim and the product in order to determine whether a defect has caused your injuries.
3) Did your injuries mean a financial loss for you? In order to have a Hialeah products liability claim, your injury must be severe enough that it has caused you some form of financial loss. For example, if you’ve lost income because your injury has not allowed you to work or if you have incurred medical costs or property damage due to the defective product, you may have a legal claim. If you’re not certain whether you have a legal claim, you may wish to consult with a qualified Hialeah personal injury attorney, who can help you understand your rights and options.
4) Do you think that there is something about the design or labeling of the product that is insufficient? If you have been injured by a product, you may wish to consider what it is about the product that has caused an injury. Was there a component that was incorrectly or poorly designed or manufactured? Was the labeling on the product inadequate to help apprise you of the risks of using the product? These can all be indications that a manufacturer or designer of a product was negligent in providing a safe product for you to use.
If you’re not sure whether you have a Hialeah products liability claim, contact the Flaxman Law Group in order to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation; it is a way for you to find out more about your rights and options in a no risk setting.