If you have been injured by a faulty product, it is important to consult a qualified Miami injury lawyer as soon as possible. Personal injury claims are governed by strict time limits, and acting fast can make all the difference in your case.
In Dominguez v. Hayward Industries, Inc., the plaintiff suffered a serious head injury when the filter of his swimming pool exploded in November 2012. The plaintiff later filed a lawsuit against the filter manufacturer, the distributor, and the installer of the filter to the swimming pool. The lawsuit was based on the legal theories of products liability and negligence.
The defendants responded by filing a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the 12-year statute of repose barred the lawsuit under Section 95.031 of the Florida Statutes. The statute of repose is essentially the same as the statute of limitations because it bars claims after a certain time period has passed. Put another way, if a plaintiff does not file within the statute of repose, he or she will be permanently barred from bringing the claim.