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:
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.