Product Recall Attorney in Orlando, FL
Every day, consumer products sold in Florida and across the U.S. are found
to be unsafe. These products are withdrawn from the market through product
recalls. However, these recalls usually occur only after many people have
been injured or killed by a faulty product. Those who have been injured
or lost loved ones due to injuries caused by recalled products have legal
rights. Product liability law provides a means for consumers to seek compensation
for their losses and hold careless manufacturers accountable.
The Maher Law Firm can help if you or a loved one has been injured by
a faulty consumer product that is the subject of a recall. Our firm has earned national recognition
for our work on behalf of injured consumers. We serve clients in Orlando
and across the country.
To discuss the legal options available to you during a free consultation, call
Most Product Recalls Are "Voluntary"
Some federal agencies can request "voluntary" recalls. Of course,
manufacturers may also voluntarily recall their products prior to a government inquiry.
Federal agencies that may request or order recalls of the products they
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - Appliances, clothing, electronics and electrical products, household
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Pesticides, rodenticides, fungicides, and vehicle emission controls.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, etc.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) - Recreational boats, personal watercraft, equipment installed by boat
Also, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) within the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA), which regulates meat, poultry and processed egg
products produced in federally inspected plants, may request recalls.
All other food products are regulated by the FDA. The
government's recall website provides information for consumers about unsafe, hazardous or defective
products that have been recalled from the market.
What Does a Recall Mean to an Injured Consumer?
If a consumer product has been recalled, whether voluntarily or because
of a federal order, it has typically come after a variety of data have
the product is faulty and unsafe. This may include medical research that has preceded the recall of several
dangerous drugs or news media reports of
car accident injuries and deaths from allegedly faulty tires, airbags, and other automotive
components. This material, as well as the fact of the recall, can serve
as useful evidence in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits pertaining
to recalled products.
Such lawsuits may seek compensation for a consumer's:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
In many cases after a product has been recalled, the manufacturer will
set aside funds in anticipation of paying claims to injured consumers.
These tend to be cases involving many injuries and deaths. They may eventually
be consolidated as class-action lawsuits (based on similar claims) or
multi-district litigation (MDLs).
The Maher Law Firm Can Help You Take Legal Action
A person who has been injured or lost a loved one because of consumer product
defects may be compensated for his or her losses. While we cannot guarantee
the outcome of any claim, The Maher Law Firm can pledge to dedicate our
skills and considerable experience to your case. It is important to act
quickly if you know of a product recall affecting you. The date of a recall
typically starts the statute of limitations. This is the period of time
in which an injured consumer or surviving family members may bring a legal
claim. The failure to file
a personal injury claim within this period may lead to a claim being dismissed.
Contact us today
learn about your rights.