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Thomas DeLattre and Glen D. Wieland

How can you prove that a product was defective?

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2021 | Product Liability |

If you’ve been injured by a defective product in Florida, you have the right to pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer. However, you’ll have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were harmed by the product in question. With some products, the defects are immediately obvious. Other products require more extensive legal analysis.

How can you prove that the manufacturer is liable?

If the product defects are obvious to anyone who looks at the product, your attorney might argue this fact in court. They could point out the defects and provide medical documentation that shows that you were injured after using this product. This is the simplest way to prove product liability.

However, some defects are less obvious. For example, if a product was made with lead paint, you won’t be able to see the dangers just by looking at it. Your attorney might have to contact the manufacturer directly to obtain documents that reveal the flaws in the product design. They might even call the product designers to testify in the case. They’ll also have to provide evidence that showed that you suffered from injuries or illness as a result of using this product.

How can you launch a defective product lawsuit?

If you’re thinking about pursuing a lawsuit against a manufacturer, you’ll have to prove that your injury or illness was directly caused by the product. The manufacturer might try to argue that your injuries were caused by other factors.

An attorney could help you gather medical evidence that shows that you’ve suffered from physical and emotional damages as a result of using this product. They might gather documents from the manufacturer to bolster your claim in court.


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