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Did a defective or dangerous product injure you? Did you experience a side effect from a medication that wasn’t communicated to you? You may be able to recover compensation with the help of a skilled Florida product liability lawyer.

If you were injured or a loved one killed by a defective product, you need a Florida personal injury lawyer with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. We’ll help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to for your losses. Call (561) 655-1990 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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What steps should you take if a dangerous or defective product injures you?

1. Keep the product

Please keep the product that injured you, including the packaging, instructions, and warnings that came with it. Take photos of the product from all possible angles, but don’t alter or disassemble it — your lawyer will want to see what the product looks like. 

2. Visit the doctor

Seek medical attention as soon as possible to diagnose and treat your injuries. Keep all medical records and bills, as they may be used as evidence to support your claim.

3. Make note of the incident and keep a journal of your injuries in the days and weeks after the incident

Taking notes and keeping a journal of your injuries can be important tools in a product liability lawsuit. They can help you document the extent and progression of your injuries, as well as the impact they have on your daily life.

4. Speak with a Florida product liability lawyer

Talking to a Florida product liability lawyer will be essential for a lot of reasons, including: 

  • Product liability lawyers are experts in the laws and regulations related to product safety and liability. They can help you understand your rights and legal options and guide you through the process of filing a claim.
  • They also have experience handling similar cases, which allows them to anticipate potential obstacles and build a strong case on your behalf.
  • An attorney can report the defective product to appropriate agencies in order to warn other consumers and protect the public.

Experienced lawyers have the resources to investigate and build a case, such as access to experts who can testify about the defectiveness of the product and the extent of your injuries.

Types of product liability cases

When you choose a Florida personal injury lawyer with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, you’ll be working with legal experts who’ve helped thousands of clients obtain the compensation they deserve. These are the main types of product liability cases we handle on a regular basis.

1. Manufacturing defects

Any mistake during the manufacturing process could make a product defective and potentially harmful. The entire product line could be affected, or just a single product off the assembly line. If that defect causes harm, the manufacturer could be liable.

2. Design defects

Even if the product was manufactured properly, the design could have been defective. If a product is designed in an unreasonably dangerous manner, anyone injured as a result could sue the product designer or engineer.

3. Marketing defects (failure to warn)

The company – as well as the company that does its marketing – could face legal action for failing to provide adequate warning to the product’s users. The labeling, for example, could fail to show the potential risks of using the product. Or, the instructions may have been written confusingly, increasing the chances of an injury.

4. Breach of warranty

A consumer product typically comes with a warranty that guarantees it will work as it should. If it doesn’t, then the person using it may be able to sue for breach of warranty.

Make sure you file a claim before the deadline expires

You need to take legal action before the deadline, which is called a statute of limitations. If you fail to do so, you’ll lose the chance to obtain compensation for the injury you’ve suffered.

In Florida, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a product liability personal injury claim. In situations involving wrongful death, a claim must be brought to court within two years from the date of the deceased’s death.

What are possible damages you could claim?

Your damages are the financial losses you’ve experienced due to your injury. The two most common are economic and non-economic.


Economic damages refer to damages that have a receipt or other documented value attached to them. Medical bills, property damages, and any lost wages or income that happened directly because of the accident can all be claimed as economic damages.


While economic damages are easy to prove, non-economic damages are anything but. It takes a skilled Florida product liability lawyer to put a value on pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of quality of life, and more. 

Common product liability injuries

Common product liability injuries include: 

  • Burns are caused by defects in products such as appliances, heaters, and other devices that generate heat.
  •  Defective knives, power tools, and other sharp objects cause cuts and lacerations.
  •  Fractures and dislocations can occur due to defective bicycles, sports equipment, and other items that are used for physical activity.

Who may be liable for your injury?

There could be several parties responsible for an injury caused by a defective product. You must hire an experienced and dedicated Florida defective product lawyer because suing all involved parties could make a drastic impact on the compensation you receive. Here’s a look at some of the parties who might be liable in your product liability lawsuit. 

Product manufacturer

The manufacturer of a product is responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and free from defects. If they fail to uphold that responsibility, you may be able to take legal action against them.

Parts manufacturer

A product might’ve been defective due to a faulty part. This means the parts manufacturer could be partially responsible for your injury. For example, if you were injured in an accident caused by a defective braking system, the manufacturer of the brakes might be liable.


A wholesaler is a middleman between the manufacturer and the retailer. If they had knowledge of a defect and still sold the product to the retailer, they could face liability. 

Retail store

Retail stores have a legal duty to inspect the products they sell and to notify customers of any known or potential defects. They also have a legal duty to stop selling a product they know or should have known is dangerous and to recall defective products. Failure to do so could be grounds for a product liability lawsuit against the retailer.

Product installer

Examples of product installers include electricians, mechanics, and plumbers. They can be held liable if they had a role in altering the product in a way that made it dangerous or defective. They can also be held liable if they fail to install the product correctly, which leads to injury or property damage.

Our lawyers work hard to get you full compensation

When you turn to one of our defective product lawyers, we guarantee we’ll deliver expert, aggressive representation. We’ll use solid evidence and unsurpassed negotiation skills to help you get every dollar you deserve.

What’s the cost of hiring a Florida product liability lawyer?

The Florida product liability lawyers with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath won’t charge you a penny unless we win your case. We’ll pay for the investigation, paperwork, and everything else that goes into your representation. If we’re successful, we’ll receive a percentage of your compensation.

Get help from our Florida product liability lawyers

A Florida personal injury lawyer with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath can help you hold the liable parties responsible for your injuries, suffering, and losses. 

Are you ready to talk with one of our legal experts about your case? Our lawyers are prepared to help you move forward with your recovery and your life. Use our online contact form or call (561) 655-1990 for a free review of your case.

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