If A Product Injured You, Get Help From Board-Certified Lawyers
Whether buying an everyday appliance or an expensive medical device, we expect that the products we purchase have been expertly designed and tested to be safe. When they cause an injury, manufacturers can be held liable for the harm they have caused.
Not every law firm has the resources and ability to take on major manufacturers and the complex litigation of a products liability case. At Vocelle & Berg, LLP, you will find a team of talented attorneys. Our firm’s partner attorneys, Louis Vocelle Jr. and Paul R. Berg, are both board-certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial and Business Litigation. We have the skills and resources to stand up to the biggest companies and hold them accountable for the harm they have caused.
What Are Product Defects?
There are three types of product defects:
- Design Defects – Products with defective designs may include cars not designed according to current crashworthiness standards or that may explode on impact. Products such as space heaters and irons should have automatic shut-offs when they are left unattended, and power tools such as table saws should have adequate guards. Product makers usually know how to design a product for safety, but they sometimes cut corners to save costs.
- Manufacturing Defects – Manufacturing defects may occur when products have substandard materials, or because of human error or a fault in the machinery used in the manufacturing process. It is sometimes hard to know whether only one unit is defective or if thousands of units share the same defect. Early litigation can help force changes in manufacturing processes or initiate a product recall before too many people are hurt.
- Failure to Warn Defects – Packaging, labeling and instructions should be clear and easy to understand. If safety equipment requires goggles or gloves or if the product should be used in a well-ventilated area or not mixed with certain other products, the directions should state this. Inadequate or missing warnings or instructions can make a product dangerously defective.
Product Defects Have Strict Liability
Manufacturers can be held strictly liable for any personal injuries caused by product defects. This means you do not have to prove how the company was negligent, only that the product was defective and that it caused an injury. Regardless, products liability cases are challenging cases to litigate. They require lengthy investigations, expert witness opinions, accident reconstructions and more while going up against well-funded corporations and their armies of lawyers.
Vocelle & Berg, LLP’s lead attorneys are seasoned trial experts dually certified as specialists in civil trial and business litigation who understand complex litigation and how to bring a successful case against corporate giants, including automakers and pharmaceutical companies. We have the skills, stamina and resources required to fight for you and achieve a successful outcome on your behalf.
Who Else Is Liable For Defective Products?
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, tens of millions of injuries and tens of thousands of deaths occur each year due to unsafe products. These products include cars, appliances and children’s furniture to food, drugs and medical devices.
It is not just the manufacturer you can hold liable for putting a dangerous product on the market. Wholesalers and retailers could also face liability for putting defective products in the hands of consumers.
Get Experienced Representation For Defective Product Injuries
If you have been harmed by a defective product or dangerous drug, contact our office in Vero Beach for a no-cost, confidential consultation regarding compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call 772-562-8111 or send us an email.