Product liability law protects the interests of Dublin consumers who are injured or suffer damages as a result of using a product they’ve purchased. In product liability cases, the manufacturer is typically liable for the damages that result from using the product. If you used a product and were injured as a result of a manufacturing defect, design defect, or inadequate instructions or warnings, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages from the manufacturer. Just call a Dublin product liability lawyer who will take care of all the details of your liability product case.
The range of potential product liability cases is vast, and there have been many individual lawsuits and class action suits brought against companies who create products of virtually every type.
The key element to a successful case is proving that a defect or failure to warn or instruct exists. In Ohio, there is a 10-year statute of repose on product liability cases.
Manufacturing defects can cause serious injuries. Examples of manufacturing defects that might cause significant injuries and damages are listed below.
- A tire that bursts while driving because of sidewall separations
- A bicycle missing brake pads
- Cold medicine containing a harmful substance
To prove a manufacturing defect, you must be able to link your injury to the faulty product. You must have evidence that the injury occurred while using the product and that you were properly using the product at the time and did not contribute to the injury. In any case, a Dublin product liability lawyer can help you to establish the damages caused and the steps to follow.
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This type of product liability involves a product design that is essentially flawed and dangerous to the user. To build a successful design defect case, you must prove that the product is somehow defective because of a design issue rather than a manufacturing problem.
Some examples of design defects include the following:
- A curling iron that gets too hot and causes burns
- A microwave that catches fire when used
- A child’s battery-operated car that flips over easily
As with manufacturing defects, you must be able to link your injury to the actual product and eliminate the possibility that your use of the product or your actions caused you to be harmed.
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Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions
In product liability cases that claim missing information such as warning labels or proper instructions, the manufacturer is liable for allowing an injury to occur by way of omission. These cases may not include defects but rather the failure to meet a duty of proper disclosure and instruction. A prime example of this type of case would be the failure to include dangerous side effects of a drug on the label and/or product inserts.
As with the other types of cases, the injured party must prove that the injury or illness occurred while using the product in the intended manner.
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Compensation You Can Pursue for Product Liability
Determining fair compensation requires attention to detail. Our legal team can compile receipts, bills, and other documents so we can go after what you deserve.
Your potential compensable may include:
- Current medical expenses
- Ongoing medical expenses
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Wrongful death damages
When we represent you, we account for both current and future losses related to your injuries. We can assess a settlement offer and prevent you from leaving any money on the table during negotiations.
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Do Not Delay Your Request for Recoverable Damages
Recovering from your injuries can be time-consuming. We make your fight for compensation our priority so you can focus on your health.
This is an important benefit of hiring a product liability lawyer because the state limits the time you have to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Accordingly:
- The personal injury statute of limitations is generally two years, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10. This statute will apply to your case if you or someone you love was injured by a defective product.
- The wrongful death statute of limitations is also generally two years, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02. This statute will apply to your case if a member of your family suffered fatal injuries.
Our premises liability lawyer will clarify the statute of limitations and any factors that extend or shorten the filing deadline. With can help you meet these deadlines.
Our History of Client Settlements and Verdicts
We understand you have choices when it comes to legal representation. One of the things that set our firm apart is our case results and client testimonials.
Our history of settlements and verdicts include:
- $62,500 verdict from an original settlement offer of $25,000
- $415,576.25 verdict from an original settlement offer of $0
- $38,214.81 verdict from an original settlement offer of $5,000
Every product liability case is unique. That is why we treat every client like an individual, not a case file. We have been serving personal injury clients for more than 30 years and are committed to helping you get compensation just as we have helped our previous clients.
You can read our client testimonials to get an idea of what it is like working with our firm.
A Product Liability Lawyer Can Help with Your Product Liability Case in Dublin
Establishing a manufacturer’s liability for a defective product requires proving the product was defective, you used it in the correct manner, the product caused your injuries, and you suffered damages as a result.
This may require testimony from field experts, like an automotive expert if your injury is related to a vehicle defect, for example. Other evidence may include eyewitness testimony and even the product itself.
If injured by a product manufacturing error, defective product design, or failure to inform, you may have a viable product liability case. You will need to gather the appropriate documentation to support your claim, including medical bills and product information. Call David Bressman to review your case if you’re in the Dublin, Ohio area. Call (877) 538-1116 or contact us online for a consultation.