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Consumers rely on companies to sell safe products. Additionally, it is a company's duty to design safe products, use the best materials to make them, inspect the products for safety, and caution of any risks involved in using the products. Dangerous or defective products often cause serious injury and even death, and victims could be entitled to monetary compensation due to the manufacturer's negligence. In a product liability case, the person harmed by a product must prove it was defective due to one of the following:

  • The product was manufactured in a defective manner. ( Not all of the products will have this problem. An example could be a batch of baby formula made on a certain date that contains tainted ingredients).
  • The design of the product was defective. All products of that type will have this problem. (A car that tips over when a sharp turn is made is an example).
  • The manufacturer did not provide proper warnings for using the product. This could apply if a bag of microwave popcorn does not contain warning that the steam emitted from the bag can cause severe burns. A company/manufacturer is obligated to warn about dangers that could occur during use.


Determining fault is tricky

There are many parties and people that could be held responsible for a defective product, including: the company that made the materials to produce the product, the company that designed the product, the manufacturer of the product and even the store or company selling the product. Unfortunately, Florida law contains loopholes that companies and manufacturers can use to deflect blame if someone is hurt or killed by their product, or if a consumer claims the design was defective. Despite these loopholes, the personal injury attorneys at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. can evaluate a claim and determine the best possible way to help a victim recover just compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. Florida law requires consumers to bring a defective product claim before the court within a limited period of time. If the victim fails to meet this time limit, the court could nullify a claim. That's why it's imperative to seek immediate legal counsel if you or a loved one is injured by a defective product. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. help protect the legal rights of defective product victims throughout the Treasure Coast, including Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, Okeechobee, Vero Beach and Stuart.  

Why Choose Ohle & Ohle?
“I don't usually write reviews, but needed to make an exception because I was so impressed with Leanne Ohle. Not only was she was able to help me with my case with her expertise but also showed compassion when I needed it most. She made this process as easy as possible during a time in my life nothing seemed easy. If you're looking for an attorney that's able to explain exactly what needs to be done, always there to answer any questions you might have, and be compassionate at the same time, Leanne is your best choice. Thanks again.”
~ Sonda Danko, Google Reviewer
Unlike many large, high-volume firms, we'll treat you like an individual, and with compassion and understanding. Whether you're facing criminal charges, going through a divorce or injured in an accident, what you need most right now is someone who will listen and provide you with the best possible representation throughout your unique case.
Several law firms from West Palm Beach claim to specialize in Treasure Coast cases, when in fact they don't even have an office here. Leanne and Michael Ohle were born and raised in the Treasure Coast, and know the ins and outs of its legal system. We have offices in Fort Pierce and Stuart, and can come to you, depending on the situation.
The attorneys at Ohle & Ohle have proudly served Fort Pierce, Stuart, Port St. Lucie and the rest of the Treasure Coast for the past 48 years. We pride ourselves on our deep-rooted, strong ties to the community, which we believe gives us a clear advantage over our non-local competitors.