Products Liability Attorneys | Defective Products

Product liability claims are multifaceted and can be very complicated if you do not know what you’re doing. There are multiple parties that can be held liable for your injuries, and diverse types of product liability claims. When it comes to defining the specific type of product liability involved, there are three basic types:

  • Strict Liability – Even if you’re careful, the fact that the product is defective holds the other party liable for your injuries.
  • Negligence – One or more parties in the manufacturing chain was careless and caused the product to be defective, which caused your injuries.
  • Breach of Warranty – Either written or expressed verbally, in advertising or in person, a warranty denotes that the product should be safe for its intended use. If the product is faulty, the warranty is breached and another party can be held liable for your injuries.

In addition to all these product liability factors, each state has different rules and guidelines concerning the type of product liability claim you are able to file. Nonetheless, all product liability claims must demonstrate that the product was defective for one reason or another. Examples of product defects include:

  • Design Defects – Before the product is created, the design causes the product to be defective.
  • Manufacturing Defects – defects transpire while the product is being created. Frequently this only causes a couple products to be defective, rather than every product created.
  • Marketing Defect – A marketing defect is a flaw in the directions or warnings of dangers or uses. This may include a missing line in the instructions or a typo.

The Miami product liability attorneys of Patino & Associates has received national coverage on CNN, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, to name a few, for his diligent work in successfully prosecuting multimillion -dollar claims against the country’s largest automotive and tire manufacturers in deadly accidents involving sport utility vehicle (SUV) roll overs and crashes caused by defective tires or tire tread separations.

Our firm has also handled product liability cases involving:

  • Scissor lifts and scaffolding on construction sites
  • Electrical equipment, including circuit box failure
  • Cruise control defects on Ford Expeditions
  • Chain saw kick back incidents
  • Liquid propane (LP) gas barbecue fires and explosions
  • Sudden acceleration
  • Iron shut-off failure on Sunbeam irons
  • Construction equipment failure, i.e. cranes
  • Chemical usage
  • Defective pharmaceuticals

Contact the product liability attorneys of Patino & Associates at 305-443-6163 so we can help you with your case.

Read below for more information on our expertise in defective vehicles and tires.

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Rollovers

A “roll over” occurs when a sport utility vehicle, truck or automobile rolls over onto its side or roof during a car crash. The driver and/or passengers have a greater chance of being ejected from the vehicle when a rollover happens, resulting in high rates of serious injury or death.

Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks are more likely to be involved in rollovers due to significant design features, including a higher center of gravity resulting from their greater ground clearance. Faulty tires on an SUV adds to the problem, placing the driver and passenger at an increased risk of death or tragic injury.

Tire Tread Separation Millions of automobile and SUV tires have been recalled in the past ten years following consumer safety trepidations over high accident rates in Florida and other states.

Bridgestone / Firestone, Inc. declared a voluntary recall of over 6.5 million radial tires on August 9, 2000. In May 2001, Ford Motor Company announced that it would replace up to 13 million Firestone tires.

Many elements can impact tire tread separation, including tire cracks, tire splits, defective manufacturing processes, inadequate quality control inspections, and inferior raw materials. Personal injury and product liability attorney Ralph G. Patino has worked directly with families who have underwent a devastating loss following the wrongful death or catastrophic injury of a family member. He understands the pain and suffering caused in automobile accidents involving tire tread separations.

If we accept your case, all work is done on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay no attorney fees or expenses unless the case is resolved in your favor.