You might not realize it, but you can sue a company if they sell you a product that injures you. Not everyone realizes that this might still be possible if they handled the product incorrectly. If the product manufacturer failed to put any warning labels for improper use, then you might be able to sue. Filing a Florida defective product claim can be tedious to take on alone. Consider hiring a Florida defective product lawyer who can help.
What Are Product Marketing Defects?
Negligent product manufacturers can be held for all sorts of product defects that range from mistakes in the design to errors made during factory production. However, marketing defects involve failing to warn the customer of potential product hazards. This is the reason you see warning labels covering power tools and medication bottles.
A warning about a potential product hazard should not only cover hazards the product itself poses. These warning labels and instructions should also explain improper ways to use the product that could lead to harm. For example, many products come with instruction manuals that have visuals showing improper ways to use the product.
Other products may have a simple label next to a hazardous part. Laser pointers tend to have yellow stickers near the laser light. These yellow warning labels often tell you not to look directly into the laser beam light.
Instruction manuals often show various ways not to use the product with visual diagrams or pictures. Medication bottles even describe in words what the maximum safe dosage is, and poison bottles warn not to ingest their chemicals. Most medicines also have a list of side effects and medications to avoid with the medicine. When side effects can impair driving, the medication company must write this on the bottle.
How to Sue for Failure to Warn
To file a product liability claim for a company’s failure to warn you of potential hazards, you must be specific. Explain why the failure to warn caused your injuries. Be prepared to answer questions about what warning labels or instructions were missing that led to your injuries.
Product companies must not simply put a vague warning label on a product. They are expected to be specific about the potential hazards and unsafe uses of the product. You might also be able to sue even if the instruction manual provided warnings. A worker with no training on how to use a specific tool cannot always be expected to read the instruction manual for every tool used. This is why labels are usually found on products now.
Taking the step to contact an Aventura defective product lawyer might save you time and money with your lawsuit.
Florida Defective Product Lawyer
Filing a lawsuit against a massive company can be intimidating. Contact Piedra Law Injury Attorneys by dialing (855) 881-4878 to speak with a Broward County serious injury attorney for a free consultation today. You could be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills and emotional distress. We serve clients in Miami, Dade County, Broward County, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, North Miami, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Doral, Kendall, and Homestead, Florida.