Thousands of deaths and millions of injuries occur each year due to faulty or defective products. While public product recalls attempt to get products off the market and out of homes before injury occurs, many product defects such as a child car seat malfunctions and child cribs are not identified until a severe injury or death occurs. Items involved in product liability suits include automobile parts and tires, toxic chemicals, children’s products, appliances, tools, safety equipment, and defective drugs.
A product can be rendered defective or harmful if it poses an excessive risk to consumers, fails to warn consumers of any inherent risks, causes injury with intended usage, uses false marketing claims, contains defective or dangerous packaging, or posts incomplete instructions. The injury attorneys at Chalik & Chalik know state liability laws and we understand what it takes to hold product manufacturers accountable. Your attorney will consult design and manufacturing experts to show the court that the product is in fact defective in some capacity, and prove that the defect caused injury to the consumer. Product manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers may be required to pay out a substantial amount of money damages.
Companies that utilize dangerous substances such as lead paint, pesticides, toxic waste, asbestos, chemical solvents, and other materials have a duty to handle and dispose of them in a responsible manner. When workers fail to prevent harmful situations involving these substances, families can suffer devastating injuries. Toxic tort law is a special area of law that involves environmental toxicity as a result of exposure to harmful chemicals. Toxic tort clients suffered injury as a result of exposure to harmful substances through no fault of their own. Companies have been held accountable and ordered to pay millions to families who have suffered severe and irreversible damage after toxic environmental exposure. Authorities who executed or spearheaded illegal dumping or other harmful activities that led to environmental contamination can be held accountable for putting communities at risk. Chalik & Chalik will uncover the truth. If you believe you or a family member suffered preventable injury as a result of toxic contamination, contact one of our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys right away. If you have been injured due to a product defect, you need careful legal research and focused attention to detail to prove your case. Call or email the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik today for your complimentary Florida product liability or toxic substance consultation.