Every time you buy a toy for your child, turn on a kitchen appliance, take an over-the-counter medicine or use any other product, you should never have to worry about it causing harm to you or someone you love. Unfortunately, some products do.

At Avera & Smith, our Gainesville defective product lawyers have more than 80 years of combined experience in these types of cases. Combining legal knowledge and resources with caring service and attention, we work hard to obtain full and fair compensation for the injuries our clients have suffered.

One of our managing partners, Mark Avera, is Board-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar, which means he is highly experienced taking cases before judges and juries. Lawyers who have the experience, willingness and skill to get the best jury verdicts typically get the best settlements for their clients as well.

Defective Design, Manufacture Or Marketing

In a product liability case, the product must be proven to be defective, and parties involved in the chain of manufacture, distribution and final sale may be liable. For a product to be considered defective, it must have one or more of the following flaws:

  • Design defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Defects in warnings


Food products, prescription drugs, medical devices, appliances, automobiles and tobacco are some of the products that have been in the news recently for causing harm to consumers. Other common items include children’s toys, cosmetics, power tools and other household products.

Contact Our Florida Product Liability Attorneys Today

Product liability law is expansive, incorporating both individual injury and massive class-action lawsuits. If you have been injured by a faulty or unreasonably dangerous product, please call Avera & Smith, to discuss the specifics of your case.

Schedule a free initial consultation by sending us an email or calling our Gainesville office at 352-372-9999 or toll free at 800-654-4659.

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