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Jacksonville Product Liability Lawyer: Design Defect

The state of Florida holds all businesses responsible for the products they put on the market. They are expected to foresee the potential dangers of their products and take steps to minimize them. These steps can include safety features that minimize risk, or warning labels that advise consumers on using products safely.

Despite these regulations, some companies continue to sell poorly made and dangerous products. The law distinguishes between two types of defects that a product may have: manufacturing and design. This distinction makes it easier for courts to determine who is responsible for injuries caused by products.

Hazardous Designs

Design defects occur when someone comes up with a product that is inherently dangerous. In other words, even if it is built according to plan, it will still not be safe to use. Common examples include:

  • The use of inadequate materials (such as seatbelts that tear easily)
  • Insufficient testing (such a drugs with unknown side effects)
  • Poor engineering (such as cars that roll over or catch on fire too easily)

People have been hurt and even killed by defects like those listed above. At the offices of Jacksonville design defect lawyer Don Guthrie, we are committed to helping people who have been injured by defective products win the compensation they need.

How We can Help

Under the legal doctrine of strict liability, businesses are responsible for injuries caused by their products even if they were not deliberately negligent. However, winning a product liability lawsuit is not easy. The plaintiff has to demonstrate that:

  • He or she was using the product in a reasonable manner
  • The product had a faulty design
  • This design directly caused his or her injuries

A good Jacksonville product liability attorney will know how to gather the evidence needed to prove the above. He or she will also be able to explain the legal process to clients and fight for their rights in court.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured by an unsafe product, you may be able to win compensation for your suffering. To learn more, contact the offices of Jacksonville design defect lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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