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What Is Product Liability? What Is a Product Liability Claim and Can They Be Brought as a Florida Class Action Suit When a Person’s Individual Damages Are Not Large?

Items used as intended should not harm you or your property. This is a plain and simple declarative statement. It is true, and no customer should question it. But, imagine if an item injures me or harms someone or their property. In the United States, if an item damages people or damages property, its producer is purely responsible for the injury the merchandise brought on. Product Liability is the legal responsibility of producers, marketers, merchants along with other resellers of faulty items. Legal cases submitted in opposition to these organizations for damage and harm caused by faulty items are called Product Liability lawsuits.

Frequently, people think that the lawyer fee they would owe to go after their lawsuits regarding faulty products will be too large to justify employing a lawyer. Oftentimes, customers think that hiring specialists to research their lawsuits will be so costly, they could not afford to go after their lawsuits regarding faulty products. The answer to both issues lies in pursuing these lawsuits as class action lawsuits.

In a class action one or a few individuals, who own faulty products which were marketed to numerous consumers, prosecute on behalf of themselves and all other people who purchased the identical merchandise. The person who files the lawsuit, who is named in the suit, is known as the class representative. He/she represents all of the other product owners, the “class members,” who are collectively referred to as the “class.”

Lawyers who would not agree to speak for one or a couple of owners who bought a faulty product will consent to speak for someone who is prepared to be a “class representative”; who is prepared to act in a representative capacity on behalf of all of the other product owners. Lawyers specializing in class actions generally advance the expenses and expert witness fees required to advance the class claims.

Lawyers who represent classes of customers are compensated by the company that is sued, the defendant, either from the settlement common fund or pursuant to agreement, which is subject to the Court authorization.

Examples of Florida product liability or defective product class actions include the following:

Frontload Washers: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Bosch, Siemens, Maytag, Whirlpool, Samsung, LG
Residential Windows: International, Merzon, Champagne, Viking, Pella & Marvin
Computers: Apple, HP & Dell
Tires: Bridgestone Tire
Roof Tiles: Monier, LifeTile, MonierLifeTile, US Tile, Pioneer, GAF
Microwave Ovens: General Electric

Nearly every item distributed to a customer which is faulty and has, or is considerably prone to, result in injury to a person or property damage can be prosecuted in a defective products lawsuit.

Many states have consumer protection laws which stop a company from creating misrepresentations or camouflaging information regarding a product’s characteristics, uses, benefits, sponsorship, approvals, quality, grade or standard. Good examples of this are: “Our windows won’t leak”; “Your clothes will be cleaner, smell fresher and look brighter after you use a (insert manufacturer’s name) frontload washer”; or “After you install a (insert manufacturers name) roof, you will never need another one.”

Customers have legal rights, although more restricted than you would think. These legal rights can be declared against producers, merchants and web-based businesses that make misrepresentations and omissions. This holds true whether or not the misrepresentation or omission is about an affordable product or service. In the context of a class action, small and fairly substantial individual damages can be restored against large corporations.

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