Most of the products Florida residents purchase and use will not cause any harm because manufacturers strive to comply with safety regulations. However, as you know, no guarantees exist in life. This means that the worst can happen and leave you nursing a serious injury simply because you used a product as instructed.
Like others, you may choose to pursue a product liability claim to recover financial compensation for your harm. By taking this path, you will likely receive an offer from the defendant to settle out of court at some point. In many cases, this is the easiest and fastest way to resolve your situation, but we want you to know that such a solution may not always work in your favor.
For example, if you suffer an illness or injury by using a defective medical device, accepting a settlement will put money in your pocket relatively fast. What happens if your condition worsens in a year or two? Without proper protections in place, you might not be able to pursue additional compensation.
We urge anyone who receives a settlement offer in a product liability claim to consider his or her options very carefully. Before you make a decision, be sure to have a reputable medical provider perform a full assessment of your current health and wellbeing. It is also important to ask your doctor what you can expect of your injury or illness on a long-term basis.
Our lawyers also encourage you to seek representation and support from an experienced injury attorney. This can go far in making certain that any settlement offer you receive will provide for your current and future financial needs. Please continue exploring the information on our website if you wish to learn more.