A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when from a defective product and result in lost wages, and huge medical expenses, as well as long-term recovery expenses. A person who suffers a brain injury from a defective product should seek legal counsel to pursue a products liability claim. The Orlando, FL attorneys at Oldham & Smith have years of expertise in helping injured clients recover the damages they are owed when a defective product causes a severe brain injury.
There are many parties that may be liable for your brain injury if a product malfunctions, including:
- The product designer
- The manufacturer
- The distributor or reseller
If a product has a defective design, you may be able to file a claim against the designer. The product should be properly tested for defects prior to mass production. Profit is often placed above safety, and defective products result from a company’s desire to make money.
The manufacturing company may be liable if they failed to include proper safety instructions and precautions for the product. In addition, if you can prove that the product was defective at the time it left the manufacturer, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturing company.
Additional Liability on the Distributor
A product distributor or reseller has the responsibility to provide adequate safety warnings. If a distributor provides false information or fails to disclose information, they can be liable for a brain injury and the damages incurred.
Orlando, FL Brain Injury Representation
The law provides requirements for product designers, manufacturers and distributors to enact safety precautions to prevent brain injuries. If a product has caused a serious brain injury, you need to contact Oldham & Smith in Orlando, FL to help you develop your defective products claim. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.