In the United States, manufacturers and sellers can be held responsible for their defective products that cause harm to consumers via product liability claims. These claims afford injured individuals the opportunity to seek compensation for their injuries, however, product liability claims are highly complicated and often results in a lot of questions. Therefore, in order to provide a brief overview of this area of the law, some frequently asked questions about this topic pursuant to Florida law.
Q: What types of compensation can I recover if my product liability claim is successful?
A: In a nutshell, damages from product liability claims, like other negligence cases, usually involve economic damages (like medical bills and lost wages), non-economic damages (like pain and suffering), and potentially punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish a defendant and are only awarded when a defendant’s behavior is particularly egregious.
Q: How long do I have to file a product liability claim?
A: Here in Florida product liability plaintiffs have a limited amount of time within which they are legally permitted to file their lawsuits! Under Florida’s applicable statute of limitations (contained in section 95.11 of the Florida Statutes) most product liability claims must be filed within four years of the date on which the cause of action accrues (i.e. the date on which the plaintiff discovered, or should have reasonably discovered, that they were injured by the defendant’s product.)
Consult With a Local Attorney
Anyone interested in pursuing a product liability claim in Florida should contact the experienced product liability attorneys of Piccin & Glynn, Attorneys at Law, without delay. One of our seasoned attorneys would be happy to sit down and discuss your legal options with you during a free initial consultation. To set up a meeting give our Ocala office a call today toll free at 352-581-6174.