Product Liability Attorneys Orlando
Have you or someone you know been injured by a defective product that failed to perform as advertised? If so, you may be eligible for compensation. At Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we are compassionate product liability attorneys with a commitment to secure a fair settlement for your injuries resulting from the negligence of a manufacturer.
What Are Common Products with Liability Issues?
The Industrial Revolution was a great leap forward for producing the products we enjoy every day. However the manufacturing process does not always go as planned and can occasionally lead to defective products. These products in all shapes and sizes are causing great harm to consumers in Florida and throughout the country. Some examples of faulty products include:
- Vehicle Defects
- Faulty Seatbelts or Airbags
- Failed Tires or Brakes
- Faulty Engine Parts
- Dangerous Children’s Products
- Faulty Workplace Machinery
- Malfunctioning Medical Equipment
- Many more…
Dangerous and defective products can cause serious injuries resulting in psychological trauma and the need for long-term medical care. In some cases, faulty products have also been known to cause fatalities.
Can I File a Defective Product Claim?
It is important to understand that a defective product claim can only be filed under the following conditions:
- There is a clear and demonstrable defect within the product.
- It can be proven that this defect caused your injury.
- You as the consumer did not alter the product in any way, shape, matter or form to cause this defect.
Because of the complexities involved with proving product liability claims, it is critical that you work with an attorney that has an in-depth understanding of this area of practice. The law firm of Todd E. Copeland & Associates has litigated numerous product liability cases since our founding. When we represent you against the big corporations and their insurance companies, we have the expertise to navigate the complex issues involved in your case, putting you in the best possible position to secure a fair settlement for your losses.
How Are Warning Labels Designed To Protect Me?
Have you ever stopped to think about how many people "touch" a product before you use it? After leaving the manufacturing floor a product passes through many hands. From the initial shipment to a regional distribution center to an office local to you to your store, many people and companies are involved in safely delivering the product to you. But did you receive the product as it was intended by the manufacturer? Any party involved in this distribution chain has the potential to be held liable for damages caused by a product, especially if it was not labeled properly or the warning label came off during the distribution process.
In 2002 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) updated the regulations for safety symbols and labels found on products in the United States. Each label is designed to: inform consumers of potentially hazardous effects or materials, tell consumers how to avoid potential hazards, notify consumers of the severity of risks associated with particular products. Warning labels are designed to be highly visible and positioned in an extremely noticable area. There are three color codes assigned to labeles as defined by the ANSI and they are:
- DANGER: This red label notifies consumers of impending hazards that can result in serious injury or death.
- WARNING: This orange label warns consumers of potentially hazardous circumstances that may end in serious injury or death.
- CAUTION: This yellow label warns consumers of potentially hazardous conditions that could end in moderate or slight injuries.
Serving clients throughout Florida including the cities of Leesburg, Clermont, Kissimmee, Haines City, Tavares, St. Cloud, Lady Lake, Eustis, Apopka, Winter Haven, Sanford and Lakeland.
If you believe you are a victim of a defective product, get in touch with us our office today. Even if you are not sure you have a case, it never hurts to call or come in for a FREE consultation. We will go over everything for you at no cost and help determine if you have a good chance to be successful with litigation. In addition, all our cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay us if we win a settlement for you. Call us today at (407) 999-8995 or toll free at (888) 999-9149. One of our Orlando product liability lawyers is ready to answer your questions and give you the expert legal guidance you are seeking.