Florida Defective Product Attorneys & Product Liability Lawyers

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A person who is injured by an unreasonably unsafe or defective product may be able to bring what is called a product liability lawsuit. If you or someone close to you has suffered this kind of injury, you should immediately find a qualified Florida product liability lawyer to tell you if you have a good case and what kind of damages (compensation) you may recover in a product liability lawsuit.

Your Florida product liability lawyer can handle all aspects of your lawsuit, including filing the right papers with the right court within Florida’s time limit for filing lawsuits (known as Florida’s statute of limitations). If you don’t file your lawsuit in time you will lose all your rights to recover damages. You should consult an attorney to find out how the Florida statute of limitations applies in your case.

An experienced product liability lawyer will know which legal theories work best to enhance the relative strengths of your particular case and how to shore up any weaknesses that may detract from your recovery. He or she will also know who to sue (the defendant(s)), including the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of the product in question.

Your Florida product liability attorney will prepare your case for trial, which will include interviewing witnesses, screening out harmful or ineffective witnesses, and preparing helpful ones. Your attorney will gather documents and investigate the product and the defendants involved in your case and will seek reliable expert advice from well-qualified and recognized expert witnesses.

In the trial itself, your Florida product liability lawyer needs to have the skill to select a jury, present and cross-exam witnesses, make arguments, and submit exhibits. All of these skills are very specialized and usually come only after extensive experience.

Attorneys in product liability cases usually handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means they receive attorney’s fees only if they win the case. Because handling such a case takes specialized skill and because you can have a top attorney without paying any attorney’s fees up front, there is no good reason to represent yourself. If you decide to do so anyway, a Florida product liability attorney may be available to advise and coach you through the process. If you find yourself in over your head, your coach may be able to step in to help.

If you would like to have your case evaluated by an experienced Florida product liability attorney, fill out our case evaluation form at no cost or obligation.

Check out the following articles for more information about Florida product liability, filing a Florida product liability lawsuit and finding a Florida product liability attorney.

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