Product Liability Claims After a Rollover Accident
Rollover accidents are incredibly dangerous, and the consequences can be life-altering injuries. While these accidents can be due to driver error, there are also situations where the event can be attributed to design flaws or manufacturing defects in the vehicle itself. When a rollover accident is initiated due to a faulty product, individuals may have grounds for a product liability claim to help them recover financially.
To explore whether a product liability claim is a possibility after a Florida rollover accident, discuss the legal principles behind product liability claims and the facts of your case with a skilled attorney. Seasoned lawyers know how to help victims seek justice and obtain rightful compensation after Clearwater, Hudson, and Tampa accidents.
Understanding the Three Types of Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims arise when a product is found to have a defect or flaw or be unreasonably dangerous, and there is harm as a result. In the context of rollover accidents, product liability claims typically involve design, manufacturing, or marketing defects.
When you talk through your case with an attorney, they will let you know if there is the possibility of filing a product liability claim after assessing the details of your situation. For example, design defects are when a flaw in the vehicle’s design makes it prone to rollovers, manufacturing defects mean a specific vehicle is defective while others of the same make and model are not, and marketing effects involve a failure to adequately warn consumers about potential risks associated with a vehicle. There must be proof of one or more of these to support a product liability claim.
Steps to Establishing Liability
To successfully pursue a product liability claim after a Florida rollover accident, the following generally has to be established.
- There must be convincing evidence that a defect in the vehicle existed when the vehicle left the manufacturer’s control.
- Proof that the defect was the direct cause, or significantly contributed, of the rollover event and the resulting injuries and losses.
- There needs to be a clear line that connects harm suffered as a result of the rollover accident, such as physical injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and the defect.
- Awareness of the defect, or that the responsible party should have reasonably known about it yet failed to take appropriate action to remedy the situation, may need to be included.
Because navigating product liability claims requires extensive knowledge of product liability laws, expert analysis, and substantial evidence gathering, engaging the services of a Florida personal injury lawyer experienced in handling product liability cases is crucial.
What type of product liability claim do you believe applies to your situation? In the aftermath of a rollover accident caused by a defective vehicle, pursuing a product liability claim could be a way to hold manufacturers accountable. The experts at Roman & Roman can guide you through the process. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience to support your claim. Schedule your fee-free, no-obligation consultation today.
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