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How Does Strict Liability Relate to Defective Product Cases?

How Does Strict Liability Relate to Defective Product Cases?

For the most part, attorneys bring defective product cases based on the law of strict liability. Strict liability allows them to pursue a product liability action without having to prove negligence, breach of warranty, nuisance or other legal grounds. When a dangerous product seriously harms you or a loved one, find out about your rights to take legal action from a defective product lawyer in Jacksonville.

A Florida products liability action is a civil action to recover compensation for damages caused by unsafe products. Liable parties may include companies involved with the following activities regarding the product:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Formulation
  • Installation
  • Preparation
  • Product assembly

Some products are dangerous because of faulty design, such as an SUV (sports utility vehicle) with a roof that crushes in a rollover. Other products are hazardous because of defective manufacturing or product assembly. Examples include a car that is a lemon or a tire that falls off a car while driving because it was improperly mounted during assembly. In recent years, Chinese drywall was a product liability because the drywall material emitted toxic chemicals. In all of these examples, responsible parties released products that were unsafe for consumers to the marketplace. The failure to release safe products makes these parties strictly liable. To bring a lawsuit, the lawyer only has to prove that the product was defective and the consumer suffered injury because of the product’s defect.

A Jacksonville products liability attorney can help you determine whether a product meets the legal standards for being defective and evaluate the prospects for taking legal action.

The Gillette Law Firm can discuss your injury in a free consultation. If you are unable to travel to our office, our professional staff can meet you in your home or at the hospital.

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