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What Damages am I Entitled to Receive in a Products Liability Lawsuit?


Each year in America, millions of people are seriously injured by a defective product.  Many different products, from a defective battery in a video camera to a malfunctioning power saw, cause severe injuries to consumers. Fortunately, Florida law provides legal remedies and damages for injured parties if they can prove a defective product caused their injuries.  Often product liability claims are brought against a manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a product.   

If you were injured by a defective product and have questions about the damages you may pursue, contact a Florida injury lawyer at Searcy Denney.  Our attorneys have experience in product liability cases and are available to evaluate your case.  

What are Common Injuries from a Defective Product?

Although there are a wide variety of different injuries that can be sustained from a product liability case, below are some of the most common types of injuries suffered from a defective product:

  • Amputations 
  • Burns 
  • Broken bones
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Severe side effects from medication
  • Vision impairment

If you were injured by a defective product and have questions about your case, a Florida injury lawyer at Searcy Denney can evaluate your case and tell you what your legal options are.

What Damages Can an Injured Party Recover? 

In a product liability case, an injured party may recover various damages from the responsible party.  These damages include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical Bills:  Many parties suffer severe injuries from a defective product which may require a significant amount of medical treatment.  Accordingly, an injured party may be able to recover damages for medical bills. 
  • Lost Wages:  An injured party may be able to recover wages lost due to the injuries sustained from the defective product.  Sometimes an injured party must take time away from work to attend doctors’ appointments or heal from sustained injuries.  This can cause a significant loss of wages. 
  • Punitive Damages:  These types of damages are intended to punish the responsible party for their wrongdoing or negligence. Punitive damages in Florida are typically capped at three times the compensation for damages received by the injured party or a cap of $500,000.  However, in some situations, such as where the responsible party acted with wanton disregard for safety, the court may award a higher amount of damages.  

In some cases, an injured party may also be able to obtain damages for pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, emotional trauma, and loss of consortium, companionship, and enjoyment of life.  If you have questions about the damages you may be able to pursue in your product liability case, contact a Florida injury lawyer today.

Next Step – Contact a Florida Injury Lawyer at Searcy Denney Today!

Defective products can cause severe injuries and damages.  If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries from a product that was defective, contact a Florida injury lawyer at Searcy Denney law firm today.  We have significant experience in product liability cases, and we will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.  Call us toll-free at 800-780-8607 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a Florida injury lawyer. We have offices conveniently located in Tampa, West Palm Beach and Tallahassee.

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