Do You Need a Sarasota Product Liability Attorney?

Find Out How You Can Obtain Compensation for Your Injuries

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Dangerous and defective consumer products cause millions of injuries and tens of thousands of deaths every year in the United States. The type of product that may have a defect can run the gamut from defective medical devices and dangerous drugs to tainted food. Product liability is the kind of law that allows injured consumers to pursue compensation for damages against the seller or the manufacturer of the product in question.

Maria Gerber understands this and is committed to making sure your rights are represented Insurance companies will often back these large manufacturers, so it is important to have a law firm on your side that understands where the responsibility lies. Products liability actions can involve injuries as seemingly minor as soft tissue damage and as serious as brain trauma, spinal cord injuries and death.

Gerber Law has been operating for over ten years with offices in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, and Sarasota injury attorney Maria Gerber has the knowledge and the resources to help the victims of defective products. Maria is herself a victim of a personal injury, and she understands what her clients have experienced. Maria will provide her clients with personal, yet aggressive legal representation they can count on. Defective product claims can be difficult, but Gerber Law is committed to justice for you and your loved ones. Ms. Gerber can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Product Recalls

Hundreds if not thousands of products have been recalled from consumers for one or more defects. The Food and Drug Administration may request that a company withdraw a product, or a company or manufacturer may voluntarily withdraw its product when it realizes there is a problem. Other companies withdraw products only after a product injures or sickens a consumer or takes a consumer's life.

Types of Product Defects

A product can be defective in its design, manufacture, marketing or any combination of these. A product can also be defective if the manufacturer or distributor failed to include proper warnings on the product. Motor vehicles, component parts, appliances, tools, medical equipment and devices, toys, sports equipment, boats and watercraft, car seats and prescription and over-the-counter drugs are some of the most common products that can be defective and can seriously harm you, your spouse, your parents and your children.

Types of Accidents Product Defects Can Cause

A defective product can cause many types of accidents, depending upon the type of product and its use. Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating and watercraft accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, electrocution, explosions, chemical poisoning and fires can all result from defects in a product's design, manufacture, marketing or warnings. Lead-based paint on toys and unstable high chairs hurt our children, while many people wind up in the emergency room because they ate food tainted with E. coli or salmonella.

Injuries Resulting From Defective Products

Accidents that cause an impact, such as motor vehicle accidents, explosions and watercraft accidents, can all cause crush injuries, soft tissue damage, brain trauma and spinal cord injuries. Watercraft accidents can also lead to oxygen deprivation and drowning. Explosions, electrocutions, impact accidents and fires can all cause severe burns, disfigurement, scarring and infection. Carbon monoxide poisoning causes dizziness, disorientation and nausea and is almost always fatal. Defective drugs can cause serious illness, organ failure and anaphylactic shock. Any defective product can cause death.

Defective Product Chain of Responsibility

The different groups that could be responsible for your suffering or your loved one's suffering includes:

  • Testing Laboratories
  • Design or Engineering Companies
  • Assemblers
  • Component Manufacturers
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers or Wholesalers
  • Repair Personnel

Normally, we trust that manufacturers will design and build quality, dependable products. We trust that manufacturers will test their products adequately. We trust that manufacturers and distributors will place necessary product warnings on the package where we can see them and in will use language we can understand. However, manufacturers and distributors betray that trust frequently, and with every betrayal comes a chance for a life-altering injury.

Justice should hold the manufacturers, retailers and sellers of these products accountable if their product has injured you or a loved one. For that reason, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Defective product claims can be difficult, but Gerber Law is committed to justice for you and your loved ones. The experienced defective product law firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you are in the Sarasota, Florida area, please contact Ms. Gerber for a FREE defective product claim consultation. Gerber Law is committed to making sure your rights are represented.

Sarasota injury lawyer Maria Gerber offers personal, yet aggressive representation. Maria also supports her local community and has a passion for helping people. Maria Gerber and her staff at Gerber Law, are committed to aiding their clients in obtaining maximum economic recovery for their injuries and providing the best in personal service and emotional support during difficult times. Defective product injuries can leave an injured person with not only pain and suffering, but also years of future medical expenses, an inability to work, lost physical and financial independence and cognitive impairment. A loved one's death from a defective product can torment families and ruin lives.

No case is too big or too small for Gerber Law to handle. Maria's consultations are free, and she will not receive any fees unless you recover. Please contact Gerber Law for an initial FREE consultation if you have been a victim of a defective product or manufacturer's defect.