General Product Liability Claims in Florida
Defective and dangerous products injure and kill countless Florida residents every year. Sometimes the products release poisons or contain lead, which can impact a growing child's health, and sometimes dangerous and defective products start fires or break bones. All of these injuries are serious and manufacturers who release these products to the general public should be held accountable.
When a manufacturer fails to deliver a product that is safe and conforms to current safety standards, he can be held liable for damage or injuries that result.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Under Florida law, an injured person has four years from the time the injury is discovered to file a personal injury or mass tort claim. However, an injury victim should seek the advice of an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible, for a number of reasons.
- First, evidence may be lost or destroyed if an attorney doesn't make a legal request for records pertaining to your claim.
- Second, it will take time to gather evidence and build a case, all of which can add to the time before filing
- Finally, knowing the answers to your questions straight from an attorney prepares you for the road ahead, and lets you know how best to cope with your medical bills and treatment plan as your case progresses.
If you've been hurt or have lost a loved one due to a dangerous or defective product, we can help. The Seminole injury attorneys at DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis will advise you every step of the way, and you won't pay any fees or costs unless we win your case. Call 727-397-5571 or contact us using the form on this page to begin your first consultation.