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Can I File a Products Liability Claim Due to Issues with the Packaging?

10/4/2021
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Millions of consumers are injured each year by defective products.  Some people don’t know or don’t think about the fact that sometimes consumer injuries are caused by the product’s packaging.  For example, where a package is defective and leads to a consumer cutting himself or herself on the packaging when opening it, this can cause injuries due to the packaging, not the product. Proper package design is important. Attractive packaging may be necessary for marketing purposes.  However, safe packaging is crucial. Defective packaging may also cause injuries to a consumer by damaging the product, which then injures the consumer.  

Determining who is at fault when a package is defective can be tricky.  If you have questions about injuries you may have sustained from a defective package, contact a Florida injury attorney at Searcy Denney today for a free case evaluation. Our experienced defective package injury attorneys have experience in investigating and litigating cases involving faulty packages. Call today. Our attorneys can help. 

A Florida Injury Attorney Explains Signs of Defective Packaging

One important piece to many types of packaging is the safety warning.  If a package does not clearly have safety warnings as required by law, an injured party could have a claim against the party responsible for the package if injuries are sustained.  Additionally, where a package fails to have adequate instructions or any instructions at all, a consumer could be hurt by a product if it is assembled incorrectly due to the lack of instructions. 

For a consumer to prove that a company was negligent in its packaging, the consumer typically must show four elements including: 

  • A duty of care to the consumer
  • A breach of the duty of care
  • A direct link between the damaged package and the consumer’s injuries that shows the package caused the injuries
  • The consumer must also have suffered damages

Why Should I Hire a Defective Package Injury Lawyer?

Product liability cases can be complex.  It can be challenging to determine liability and fault in product liability cases.  An experienced product liability attorney can help advise you as to the legal remedies available, investigate your case to help you determine who the responsible parties are, and advocate on your behalf (including litigation if necessary) to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.  Contact a Florida injury attorney at Searcy Denney today for a free consultation.  

Talk to a Florida Injury Attorney Today for a Case Evaluation

If you suffered damages from issues with the packaging of a product you purchased, contact a Florida injury attorney at Searcy Denney for help. Our experienced attorneys have experience with product liability cases and can help. We will collect all relevant evidence to prove who was at fault.  Contact us to schedule your free consultation. We have offices conveniently located in TampaWest Palm Beach and Tallahassee.  We are here for you.

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