Deerfield Beach Products Liability
Deerfield Beach is a popular summer destination, known for its innovative events, including its summer beach concerts and its yearly Renaissance Festival. It is also popular with tourists and residents alike because of its beautiful beaches, green spaces, and wonderful weather.
Each year, however, some Deerfield Beach residents, just like the residents of any other community cross the country, fall victim to injuries caused by defective products. There are many types of defective product injuries:
1) Injuries related to safety devices. One of the most tragic types of Deerfield Beach products liability cases involve situations where a safety device failed to perform as expected. For example, in cases where a child is injured by a child car seat or in cases where a helmet fails to protect a bicyclist from a Deerfield Beach head injury, it is especially galling since these products are intended to protect, not harm.
2) Deerfield Beach injuries to children and minors. Another extremely tragic type of Deerfield Beach product liability case involves children who are injured by a defective product. There have been cases of unsafe toys, for example, or toys containing lead paint. There many standards in place to ensure that children's toys and products are safe, but each many recalls and lawsuits are proof that some manufacturers continue to make products which are unsafe for children.
3) Injuries related to traffic accidents. In some Deerfield Beach car accident cases, it is found that a defective car part caused the accident and the injuries. In these cases, the manufacturer or distributor of a specific car part can be held partly liable for the traffic accident and resulting injuries.
4) Injuries caused by defective product design. In some cases, a Deerfield Beach product liability case results when a company producing a product creates an essentially flawed product, one that is defective from its very design. For example, some toys may be found to be defective in design if they contain sharp edges or small parts that can easily present a choking hazard for small children.
5) Injuries caused by defective manufacturing. Today, many companies decide to outsource the manufacturing or the actual production of their product to another company, in some cases an overseas company. In these cases, the company is still responsible for ensuring that the product is correctly manufactured. However, in some cases manufacturing flaws result in a defective and dangerous product and both the manufacturer and the company who owns the product may be held liable.
6) Injuries caused by incorrect labeling or instructions. A product is not only the sum of its parts, but also its labeling and instructions. If instructions fail to warn a customer about hazards or if a product is incorrectly labeled, the manufacturer or the company selling the product may be held liable. If you have been injured by what you believe is a defective product, retain the product, the receipts, and as much of its original packaging and instructions as you can. Then, contact the Flaxman Law Group as soon as possible for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your situation. Under Florida law, you may be eligible for compensation in order to cover medical costs, property damage, lost income, and other expenses related to your accident.
The Flaxman Law Group has handled multiple products liability cases and has extensive resources, including access to private investigators, expert witnesses, and other experts who can investigate your claim and pursue a legal claim on your behalf. Contacting the Flaxman Law Group costs nothing and allows you to ask questions about your case and to get legal advice about your situation before you make any final decisions about your case. Your initial consultation is free of charge, so contact the Flaxman Law Group today for your free consultation.