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Who’s Liable for a Defective Product in Florida?

If you’ve been hurt by a defective product, you may be worried about how you’ll get compensated for it. You may be unsure who’s responsible when you’re hurt by a product. 

Luckily, the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Anderson & Anderson can clear up the laws surrounding product liability if you’re not sure who’s liable for your injuries. Below are just a few possible options your lawyer may investigate during your lawsuit. 

Manufacturers

In some cases, the product may be dangerous because of a problem in the creation process. They may have created a faulty product, only to carelessly release it for sale. 

In these situations, you may have grounds to sue the manufacturer for creating a defective product. Their carelessness hurt you, and in some cases they can be held financially liable for your suffering. 

Sellers 

But the defect may not lie in the product itself. If used properly, the product may not have harmed you. The problem may instead lie with the way the product was sold and marketed. 

Let’s say you needed medication for your blood pressure, but the seller failed to warn on the label about serious side effects and risk factors. If you took the medication and you were injured or became ill because they failed to warn you about this, as one example, you may be due compensation for your suffering. 

Wholesalers and Distributors

When you receive a product, it typically doesn’t come straight from the manufacturer. There may be a chain of people and even companies involved in the creation, packing, distribution, and sale of the product that injured you. Depending on the details of your injuries, any of the people in this chain may be potentially liable for your injuries. 

Determining where in the chain the problem happened may be crucial. If you’re not sure what caused the defect that harmed you, you may need to speak with your lawyer about how to identify the at-fault party and your next steps toward compensation. 

Unsure Who to Sue? Talk with an Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been hurt because of a defective item, you may have grounds for a defective product lawsuit. But where do you begin, and who do you file your claim against? 

If you’re not sure, reach out to the lawyers at Anderson & Anderson. Starting with a free consultation, we can give you the guidance you need to get compensated fairly. When you’re ready, reach out for help by calling 813-251-0072 or by completing the online contact form below.