Have You Been Injured by a Defective Product in the Tampa Area?

Have you been hurt because of a dangerous product? Our Tampa products liability attorneys can help. Injuries because of a dangerous product can cause severe physical and emotional suffering.

Your financial losses may significantly impact your life. Our Tampa attorneys can help you bring a claim for monetary compensation if you’re hurt because of a defective product.

Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys is prepared to help deserving victims with any product liability case in the greater Tampa area and we handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you do not pay attorney fees unless we win your claim through an out of court settlement or through a complaint filed in court.

For a free consultation, please contact us at (813) 333-6666.

Products Liability

Tampa Products Liability Law

Products liability law in Tampa allows a victim to claim legal compensation when they’re hurt because of a defective product. The law requires the manufacturer of a product to bear the financial losses when someone gets hurt because a product doesn’t work as intended. Tampa’s product liability law comes from Florida law.

Continue Reading: Working With a Florida Products Liability Lawyer

Types of Cases We Handle

Your products liability claim may be based on any of the following legal theories:

  • Design defects – Manufacturers must use safe designs when they create products. If a product has a design that makes accidents likely to occur, the manufacturer may have legal liability to victims.
  • Manufacturing mistakes – Sometimes, things go wrong in the production process. The error may affect a single item, or there may be many items produced that have unintended defects. When an accident occurs because of a manufacturing error, the defect may be the basis of a legal claim.
  • Inadequate instructions – When you purchase a product, the manufacturer has to tell you how to use the product safely. If the manufacturer doesn’t provide adequate instructions, the product may be legally defective.
  • Implied warranty breach – A manufacturer that creates a product and places it in the stream of commerce guarantees that the product is fit for use. When a product doesn’t function as intended, you may have a legal claim based on a breach of implied warranty.
  • Express warranty breach – Sometimes, when a manufacturer sells a product, they make guarantees about how or how long the product is going to work. When the product doesn’t live up to these promises, your claim may be based on a violation of express warranty.

What Is the Legal Standard for a Lawsuit Because of a Defective Product?

The legal standard for a lawsuit because of a defective product is strict liability. Strict liability means that a product manufacturer has absolute legal liability for accidents that occur because of defective products. You don’t have to show why or how the product became defective. Product manufacturers have a strict duty to create and sell only safe products. The legal standard for product manufacturers is high.

What Can I Win in a Tampa Products Liability Lawsuit?

Here are some of the types of compensation that you can win in a Tampa products liability claim:

  • Payment for your doctor’s visits; both emergency and long-term care compensation included
  • Compensation for medical-related care like wheelchairs, crutches, mobility aids, handrails at home, and other care needs
  • Medical testing and diagnostic evaluation including x-rays, MRIs, blood work, and other evaluative tools
  • The cost of mental health treatment including depression, anxiety, flashbacks, and PTSD
  • Emotional anguish, mental suffering
  • Physical pain
  • Punitive damages (in some cases)

The more severe and permanent your injuries are, the more compensation that you can claim in your case. You may be surprised at the actual value of your case. Our attorneys can thoroughly evaluate your claim and give you an informed, honest opinion about what you might recover for your defective product injuries and losses.

Do Your Injuries Have to Be Catastrophic to Make a Personal Injury Claim?

No, your injuries don’t have to be catastrophic to make a personal injury claim. In fact, the value of most injury claims is less than six figures. You might base your injury claim on a broken bone, traumatic brain injury, or a torn ligament, for example.

If you’re hurt because of a defective product, don’t assume that your case isn’t serious or worthy of compensation. Whether your claim is large or small, our defective product lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that you get the compensation that you deserve.

How Do I Bring a Claim for Compensation for a Defective Product?

To bring a claim for compensation for a defective product, you must file a legal claim. You must choose the appropriate court and draft a claim for compensation. The complaint for compensation requires significant detail about your accident. You must also include a statement that your claim is based on Florida products liability law. You prepare your complaint and a legal summons. After you file it with the court, you serve the documents on the other party and wait for a response.

Although no two cases unfold in exactly the same way, there are some things that you can expect in your products liability claim. You will have time to build the evidence to prove your case. You will be able to use procedures available in the legal process to gather evidence. There may be legal motions, pre-trial documents, and case summary statements. Your attorney can handle every step of the case on your behalf.

Our products liability attorneys handle your case as efficiently as possible. The legal process allows you to build a strong case while negotiating with the other side to reach a fair resolution. Most products liability cases don’t go to trial. Instead, building a strong case helps you reach a fair resolution by agreement. We work aggressively to ensure that you reach the best possible result in the most efficient way possible.

Tampa Products Liability Attorneys Free Consultation

At Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, we believe that victims of defective products deserve aggressive, professional legal representation. That’s what we do best. Our Tampa products liability attorneys are trained, experienced, dedicated legal professionals. We believe that all accident victims deserve attorneys who go the extra mile to win fair compensation.

There’s no cost for a consultation with a member of our legal team. We invite you to come and see how affordable outstanding legal representation can really be. When we represent you, there’s no payment up front and no fee unless you win. That’s how confident we are that we can achieve justice for you in your products liability case. Contact our Tampa products liability lawyers today to speak with a friendly member of our team.

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Jack Bernstein Personal Injury Attorney

For more than 40 years, personal injury lawyer Jack G. Bernstein has protected the rights of individuals who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Throughout his career, Bernstein has been a strategist thoroughly dedicated to the idea of protecting the rights of his clients. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Mr. Bernstein has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of injury cases. Among the types of plaintiffs Mr. Bernstein represents are individuals involved in car accidents caused by drunk drivers or other exhibiting negligence, medical complications resulting from carelessness caused by a physician or a medical facility, including brain injury, bicycle, motorcycle, moped and truck accidents, admiralty law and cruise ship accidents, accidental drownings, all types of wrongful death lawsuits, along with most injury, catastrophic occurrences and legal malpractice issues.

Our firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case, using negotiation and litigation tactics effectively. We handle cases throughout Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL. With a staff of approximately 40 people, including six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we have the legal resources to get the justice you deserve and the maximum recovery for your losses. Schedule your free consultation today; we are always here to help.

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