Yes, you only have a limited time to bring a Defective Products lawsuit in Florida

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People do get hurt every day while using the machines, appliances, equipment and even toys that assist us as we live our lives on a daily basis. Sometimes these injuries are 100% due to user error, or alterations made to the products leading to accidents because of improper usage. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, a defective product is partially or fully to blame for you or your loved one getting injured, or even dying.

The law of product liability is the area of law that deals with the liability of the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a product for injuries resulting from that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts of the product, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, the retail store or other ultimate seller of the product, and any other party in the distributive chain, regardless of whether you actually purchased the item yourself.

One of the most important aspects of product liability cases is the statute of limitations as stated in Title VIII, Chapter 95 of the 2015 Florida Statutes. Contained within the list of 17 different actionable events described under the FOUR YEARS Section of Chapter 95.11 are the following two items:

  • An action founded on negligence.

and

  • An action for injury to a person founded on the design, manufacture, distribution, or sale of personal property that is not permanently incorporated in an improvement to real property, including fixtures.

Go here to read the entire Chapter 95.11 (Section 11) of the 2015 Florida Statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0095/Sections/0095.11.html

This means according to the most recent Florida Statutes you have up to FOUR YEARS to file most defective product claims.  This may seem like a long time, but four years can go by in a blink of an eye; particularly if you or a loved one has suffered significant injuries or even death from a defective product or some other type of manufacturer or retailer negligence.

Instead of trying to figure out how to get some type of settlement out of the manufacturer or their high-powered, expensive lawyers who are paid to keep as much money from you as possible, come to Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A. We are a law firm who has well over four decades of experience helping our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for injuries, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering due to defective products.

At Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne, P.A., we know that any product may cause injury or death. Even if the defect is not due to any negligence on the part of the manufacturer, the manufacturer can be held responsible for any damage caused by the defective product. The retailer may also be viewed are partially responsible for having canned and sold the defective product. A claim can even be brought against the person or company that was involved in producing or distributing the defective product.

If you want to learn more about how to go about hiring the right attorneys for you in a situation where you have been injured by a defective product, then go to http://sswlawfl.com/areas-of-practice/defective-products/. We also specialize in Accident & Serious Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Boating Accidents and many other types of legal situations where injury or death has occurred.

Whether you are in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, West Palm Beach or any other location throughout the state of Florida, you need to find and hire a law firm that has the level of knowledge and experience that will yield you maximum results, while also working with you throughout your particular situation until it is resolved. With over four decades of experience, that firm is Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne.

Our main office is located in south Florida in Jupiter at 1015 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 101A. You can contact us directly at (561) 686-3400, or via email at info@sswlawfl.com. Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation.

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