Find Lawyers in Tampa, Florida for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tampa personal injury attorney C. Todd Alley is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has concentrated his practice in the fields of personal injury, medical device, mass torts, and complex products liability litigation. As a Tampa personal injury attorney, Mr. Alley has been instrumental in the firm’s successful representation of thousands of injured clients in various complex product liability and mass tort claims. The successful conclusion of these cases has resulted in our clients&rsqu...
Tampa personal injury attorney James D. Clark is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Clark's practice areas include medical malpractice, general negligence, products liability, and mass torts (pharmaceutical and medical products). Mr. Clark was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1975 and the North Carolina Bar in 1979. Mr. Clark is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Clark is a Board Certified Circuit Court M...
Tampa personal injury attorney Don Greiwe is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Greiwe's practice areas include medical malpractice, general negligence, auto accidents, premises liability, products liability, and mass torts (pharmaceutical and medical products). As a Tampa injury attorney, Mr. Greiwe is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Greiwe is a Board Certified Circuit Court Mediator and continues t...
Mr. Martino graduated from Jesuit High School in 1970; and from the University of Florida in 1974 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology. His Juris Doctorate degree was awarded in 1979 from South Texas College of Law in Houston. Mr. Martino and his wife live in South Tampa and have three grown and married children. Mr. Martino enjoys golf, hunting and fishing, is a member of the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, the Belleair Golf and Country Club, and is a member of Christ the K...
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Definition
Products liability, therefore, often involves complex litigation. The nature of a products liability claim is dependent on the jurisdiction or state where the injured person lives, the type of product, and the variety and cause of the defect. Product defects can surface in different facets of the user experience including defects in design, manufacturing, or even when a manufacturer fails to warn of associated dangers in the product’s use. Moreover, liability in these cases can rest on many different parties ascending the supply chain up to the original manufacturer - from the manufacturer and distributor to the supplier and retailer. After gathering all of this information, a knowledgeable attorney will determine the appropriate type of claim that should be pursued including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, or even fraud.
Strict Liability: Rather than focus on the behavior of the manufacturer (as in negligence), strict liability claims focus on the product itself. Under strict liability, the manufacturer is liable for harm caused by the defective product, even if the manufacturer was not negligent in making that product defective.
Negligence: This case type most resembles an ordinary negligence lawsuit. In addition to duty, defect, causation, and injury, the injured party needs to prove that the manufacturer or seller breached its duty to the person harmed.
Breach of Warranty: When the maker of a product warrants its characteristics, if it fails in one of those characteristics and the failure causes an injury, a breach of warranty claim arises. Warranties can be express (written or sometimes verbal) or implied by law.
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