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New Port Richey Product Liability Lawyer

Did you or a loved one sustain injuries due to a dangerous or defective product in New Port Richey, FL? Defective products cause more injuries than you might think. You may be entitled to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for damages to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and more. 

An experienced New Port Richey product liability lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to maximize your compensation.

Our lawyers have helped countless clients handle complex cases like yours. In fact, between us, we have over 119 years of experience in personal injury law. Call us now if you need assistance with any accident case, such as pedestrian accidents, premises liability in New Port Richey, motorcycle accidents, child injuries, catastrophic injuries, and more.

Don’t face off against a big product manufacturer alone. Contact or call our law offices in New Port Richey, Florida at (727) 910-5060 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer today.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Product Liability Claim in New Port Richey

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Product Liability Claim in New Port Richey

Millions of Americans are injured by defective consumer products every year. Still, these cases are notoriously challenging to prove. Product manufacturers have teams of defense lawyers and insurance adjusters to protect them. You deserve a New Port Richey personal injury lawyer who can stand up for you.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our lawyers have decades of experience in personal injury law. We’ve helped countless clients recover meaningful and life-changing settlements and verdicts.

Choose our legal team to protect you, and we will:

  • Conduct an investigation into your accident and injury
  • Identify the product defect responsible for your injury
  • Determine who is liable for your damages
  • Hire expert witnesses to testify on your behalf
  • Handle all negotiations with the insurance companies and defense attorneys
  • Represent you in court if necessary to achieve a fair result

Product manufacturers know how to defend themselves against allegations that they’ve caused injuries. Our New Port Richey personal injury attorneys are here to build the strong case you need. Just call for your free case review today.

How Common Are Defective Products in New Port Richey?

Defective products reach the market more often than you might think. Every year, defective products cause about 40 million injuries and 46,200 deaths in the United States. 

It’s estimated that one-third of all FDA-approved prescription drugs have unanticipated side effects. In a study that examined more than 70,000 recalled medical devices, it was found that dangerous medical devices caused about 1.7 million injuries and 83,000 fatalities between 2008 and 2017.

What is My New Port Richey Product Liability Case Worth?

The value of your personal injury case will depend heavily on the following factors:

  • The nature of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical care
  • Whether you lose wages during recovery
  • How the injury impacts your future lifestyle and work
  • The type of product defect involved
  • The nature of the at-fault party’s actions

According to one study, the average jury verdict in product liability cases was about $7 million in 2020. However, the amount of compensation you recover will depend on the specific facts of your case. Some cases are only worth a few thousand, while victims with the most severe injuries may recover millions.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Defective or Dangerous Products?

Damages in a product liability case are grouped according to whether they account for economic damages or non-economic damages

Under Florida personal injury laws, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced future earning potential
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Nursing care 
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress, anxiety, and depression
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Loss of consortium

Never accept a settlement offer without consulting an experienced attorney. Insurance companies are notorious for downplaying the extent of a victim’s losses. Our lawyers are available to review your case for free, so call our law firm in New Port Richey today.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Blamed for Being Hurt By a Defective Product in Florida?

Shared fault laws in Florida come into play if your case is based on negligence. Under the modified comparative fault laws in Florida, victims can recover partial compensation even if they were partly responsible for their own injuries. However, they cannot recover any money if they were mostly at fault.

In cases involving strict liability, manufacturing companies often try to blame the victim for misusing the product. Even if you did misuse the product, it won’t always bar you from seeking damages. Manufacturers can also be held liable if the misuse was reasonably foreseeable.

Our New Port Richey Product Liability Attorneys Will Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

The types of injuries caused by dangerous products depend on the type of product involved and the nature of the accident.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we often represent injured clients who have sustained:

  • Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
  • Burns 
  • Eye and facial injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage, including lung damage or kidney damage
  • Cancer and other illnesses
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Regardless of the types of injuries involved, our lawyers will do everything we can to fight for the money you need and deserve. Just call to schedule your free consultation today.

We Handle All Types of Product Liability Claims in New Port Richey, Florida

Our lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers handle all types of product liability cases, including those involving:

  • Prescription medications, including opioids
  • Over-the-counter drugs, including proton pump inhibitors
  • Medical devices, including hernia mesh, IVC filters, and hip implants
  • Household appliances
  • Batteries
  • Children’s products, including toys, car seats, cribs, and playpens
  • Machinery, tools, and equipment
  • Vehicle components, including airbags, brakes, and seat belts
  • 3M earplugs
  • Household products
  • Personal care products
  • Roundup weed killer
  • Vape pens

Any type of household product can become dangerous if it isn’t assembled properly. To learn more about your legal options, contact a New Port Richey product liability attorney today.

Overview of Florida Product Liability Laws

Product liability refers to a company’s responsibility for the safety of consumer products. Florida product liability laws allow injured parties to hold manufacturers who put dangerous products on the market liable.

Typically, you won’t have to prove negligence to recover damages. If you can prove that the product suffered from a defect that made it unreasonably dangerous, the manufacturer can be held strictly liable for your damages.

While you don’t necessarily have to prove negligence to recover damages, negligence theories may play a role in your case if a specific defect was not involved.

When is a Product Considered Defective?

Manufacturers are only strictly liable if you can prove the product was defective. 

There are three primary types of product defects:

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Design defects 
  • Marketing defects or failure to warn

Depending on the type of defect involved, you’ll have to prove different things. Our lawyers can help you investigate to determine why you were injured. If others sustained similar injuries, our lawyers will work to determine whether you’re entitled to participate in a class action or multi-district litigation (MDL).

Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects are caused by an error during the manufacturing process. The error can make a group of products defective or can impact only a single product. One common example of a manufacturing defect is a prescription drug that becomes contaminated during the manufacturing process.

Design Defects

Design defects, however, impact every single product in a class. A design defect is a danger that is created by the way the product is designed. Even if the product is assembled according to specifications, it is unreasonably dangerous if it suffers from a design defect.

If a reasonable, cost-effective alternative design exists, manufacturing companies are required to use that design instead of the dangerous design.

Marketing Defects

Manufacturers also have a duty to warn consumers about dangers inherent to the product. Not every product can be made 100% safe. However, if manufacturers fail to warn you about non-obvious dangers, they can be held liable. One example of a manufacturing defect is a failure to warn patients about the side effects of a medication.

How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Lawsuit After an Accident in Florida?

The statute of limitations in negligence-based personal injury cases is two years. If your claim is based on negligence, you will have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, you may have longer if your claim is based on strict liability. If you miss the dealdine, you can lose your right to seek compensation entirely.

Product liability cases take time to build. If you were injured, it’s beneficial to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. That way, we can locate the strongest evidence possible to prove your case.

Contact a New Port Richey Product Liability Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you’re considering taking legal action, don’t go it alone. An experienced New Port Richey product liability lawyer can handle all the legal aspects so that you can focus on recovering. To learn more about this area of law and our team’s experience, call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation today.

Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
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Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
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