Defective Product Lawyer In Florida

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Are you looking for a defective product lawyer because you were injured or incurred property damage due to a defective product? You will get trusted representation from Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A., and we will ensure you receive appropriate compensation for the damages.

When Should You Contact A Defective Product Attorney?

Any product may cause injury or death. As soon as a product you use causes harm or loss, you should see a defective product attorney. Defective product lawsuits can be very complicated, but fortunately, we have more than forty years of experience at the law firm Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne. We help clients obtain payment for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to defective products.

Who Is Liable When A Product Causes Damage?

The law of product liability is the area of law that deals with the liability of the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a product for injuries resulting from that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts of the product, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, the retail store or other ultimate seller of the product, and any other party in the distributive chain, regardless of whether you actually purchased the item yourself.

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On What Basis Is Products Liability Decided?

Even if the defect is not due to any negligence on the part of the manufacturer, the manufacturer can be held responsible for any damage caused by the defective product. The retailer may also be viewed as partially responsible for having canned and sold the defective product. A claim can even be brought against the person or company involved in producing or distributing the defective product.

What Can Be A Defective Product?

Defective products, such as dangerous toys, industrial machinery and equipment, improperly designed consumer products, automobiles, automobile parts including tires, and prescription drugs may cause significant harm if improperly designed or manufactured and if you have been injured as a result of such, you may be entitled to compensation.


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Courts use two theories when deciding the basis for product liability, the negligence theory and the product liability theory. Negligence focuses on the actions of the manufacturer, seller, and/or distributor, while product liability concentrates on evidence that a product had a defect that caused an unreasonably dangerous condition. A product can be considered defective based on the following:

  • Design defects (consumer expectation test). The responsibility for design defects lies with the manufacturer. An example of design defects is a small toy that can be swallowed by a child.

  • Marketing defects (failure to warn). Supply chain management is responsible for providing the correct instructions or warnings. For example, a medication that causes severe side effects.

  • Manufacturing defect. If a product is safely designed, but defects result from the manufacturing process, the manufacturer is liable. An example could be a car accident caused by tread separation on tires.

As defective product lawyers, Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne knows all the customary defenses offered by manufacturers and suppliers of defective products. 

How Quickly Should You File A Products Liability Lawsuit?

Did you incur damages or injuries due to a product defect before March 24, 2023? Based on the statute of limitations, you can file a product liability lawsuit within four years from the date of the incident and two years in the event of a wrongful death. Any defective product injuries or damages after March 24, 2023, must be claimed within two years from the date of the incident. A defective product liability attorney from Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne will give the most accurate advice when we review your case. 

What Is The Statute Of Repose On Defective Products?

There are exceptions to the statute of limitations mentioned above, called the statute of repose. It restricts the time you can claim for injury or damages due to defective products. In Florida, the statute of repose is 12 years, with the state following the discovery rule. If this seems confusing, a lawyer from Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne will clarify the matter once we take your case. 

Are There Limits On The Damages You Can Claim?

Florida state law places limits on how much you can claim for punitive and compensatory damages. As defective product attorneys, Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne has the experience to fight for maximum damages. 

Do you live in Florida? We will take a hands-on approach to your case if you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product or you incurred property damage. Contact Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A. when you need an experienced defective product lawyer.  

Our Overview

For more than 40 years, we have been protecting South Florida families with trusted personal injury representation. Our practice is focused on serious injury as well as wrongful death which arises from severe accidents as well as medical negligence. We look forward to helping you and your loved ones get the justice you deserve.

The attorneys of Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne, P.A. are committed to providing you with trusted personal injury representation. We are based out of Jupiter, FL and representing Florida including Royal Palm Beach, FLStuart, FL, and the nearby areas.

We are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for harm they cause.