A person who is injured by an unreasonably unsafe or defective product may be able to bring what is called a product liability lawsuit.
If you or someone close to you has suffered this kind of injury, you
should immediately find a qualified Florida product liability lawyer to
tell you if you have a good case and what kind of damages (compensation)
you may recover in a product liability lawsuit.
Your Florida product liability lawyer
can handle all aspects of your lawsuit, including filing the right
papers with the right court within Florida’s time limit for filing
lawsuits (known as Florida’s statute of limitations). If you don’t file
your lawsuit in time you will lose all your rights to recover damages.
You should consult an attorney to find out how the Florida statute of
limitations applies in your case.
An experienced product liability lawyer will know which legal
theories work best to enhance the relative strengths of your particular
case and how to shore up any weaknesses that may detract from your
recovery. He or she will also know who to sue (the defendant(s)), including the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of the product in question.
Your Florida product liability attorney will prepare your case
for trial, which will include interviewing witnesses, screening out
harmful or ineffective witnesses, and preparing helpful ones. Your
attorney will gather documents and investigate the product and the
defendants involved in your case and will seek reliable expert advice
from well-qualified and recognized expert witnesses.
In the trial itself, your Florida product liability lawyer needs
to have the skill to select a jury, present and cross-exam witnesses,
make arguments, and submit exhibits. All of these skills are very
specialized and usually come only after extensive experience.
Attorneys in product liability cases usually handle cases on a
contingency fee basis, which means they receive attorney’s fees only if
they win the case. Because handling such a case takes specialized skill
and because you can have a top attorney without paying any attorney’s
fees up front, there is no good reason to represent yourself. If you
decide to do so anyway, a Florida product liability attorney
may be available to advise and coach you through the process. If you
find yourself in over your head, your coach may be able to step in to
If you would like to have your case evaluated by an experienced Florida product liability attorney, fill out our case evaluation form at no cost or obligation.
Check out the following articles for more information about
Florida product liability, filing a Florida product liability lawsuit
and finding a Florida product liability attorney.