Poorly designed tools and dangerous manufacturing flaws are often impossible to spot. A consumer or business may not discover the hazardous defects until something goes terribly wrong. The manufacturer, on the other hand, is in a position to ensure the design and testing of safe products, to conduct quality control throughout the manufacturing process and to warn its customers about risks associated with its products. Manufacturers that fail to fulfill these basic obligations are liable for resulting damages.
Brais Law Firm is a dedicated products liability law firm that handles complex claims throughout Florida, Texas and Massachusetts. If you were injured by a defective tool in your home or your workplace, our lawyers pursue the damages you deserve, including for head injuries, spinal cord damages, crush injuries, amputations, broken bones, wounds and lacerations, and nerve damage.
Our Miami defective products attorneys have a reputation for reaching high-dollar verdicts and settlements, including a recent $1.2 million verdict in a personal injury products liability claim, $6.8 million in a chemical explosion claim resulting in severe burns and $40 million in firm wide recoveries between 2012 and 2015*. For more information about our firm’s recent recoveries, visit our Results page.
Defective household Equipment
The phrase, “more accidents happen at home than anywhere else,” has become cliché. Unfortunately, the saying rings true. 6,000 people die every year from accidents that occur in the home. Many serious injuries are tied to defects in home and yard equipment used in simple home improvement and landscaping projects, such as:
- Drills, saws and power tools
- Pool cleaning equipment
- Kitchen appliances
Defective Workplace Equipment
Florida workers compensation laws allow you to collect benefits to cover medical bills and lost wages without having to prove your employer was negligent. In return for those benefits you are, under most circumstances, barred from suing your employer. However, you may have a claim against the corporation that manufactured dangerous workplace equipment. You do not jeopardize your worker’s compensation benefits by pursuing your rights to damages against this third party.
In 2014, there were 4,821 workers who died from on-the-job accidents, and thousands more were injured. More than 20 percent of fatal job injuries occurred in the construction industry. Although use of heavy equipment makes construction trades innately more dangerous, many accidents could be avoided but for defective equipment, including:
- Flimsy scaffolding
- Broken ladders
- Toxic materials
- Ineffective saw guards
- Frayed electrical wiring
- Poorly secured trenches
- Inadequate respiratory or head protection
- Collapsed cranes
Recover for Injuries Caused by Defective Tools and Implementations
If you were injured by a defective tool at your workplace or in your home, you can count on Brais Law Firm to protect your rights to recovery. Schedule your free case evaluation with our products liability law firm by calling us or contacting us online. Because we take your case on contingency, you are not responsible for attorneys’ fees until and after you have recovered damages from the negligent corporation. Our main office is located in Miami, Florida.