Defective products cause numerous injuries every year around the country. You have legal options if a defective item led to an injury and medical expenses here in Newark, OH. In this situation, a Newark product liability lawyer from our firm can help.
Members of our team at Bressman Law are ready to get the job done for clients in your situation. We provide warm and supportive assistance to all our clients and help walk you through each step of your legal journey after an accident in Newark.
We Understand the Dangers of Defective Products
Our team has extensive experience handling product liability claims in Ohio. You can find the definitions used throughout these claims in Ohio Revised Codes 2307.71, which tells us that products include any tangible personal property, including:
- Raw materials
These materials only qualify as products if they were manufactured or produced for sale or trade. You can turn to a product liability lawyer for accidents involving many different products, including:
- Automotive parts
- Prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Household products
- Food products
The above list only contains some products that may end up with a dangerous defect. You can reach out to us if any product led to an accidental injury. We’ll assess your specific claim and help you determine if you have a case here in Newark, OH.
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Liability for Product Liability Claims in Newark
We handle product liability claims after you sustain an accidental injury in Newark. However, just because an accident occurred, someone likely holds a degree of fault for your injuries and losses. We focus on determining who caused your accident.
Depending upon the nature of the defect, several parties could hold responsibility for the accident. These parties could include:
Sometimes, designers come up with product ideas that have serious problems. They have a duty to test and check design ideas before beginning production, addressing any safety concerns before products go onto the market.
Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that they use quality materials during production. Using faulty or defective materials to construct an otherwise sound design could result in a dangerously defective product.
Marketers do not have a hand in the construction of a product. However, they may need to provide safety warnings or instructions to ensure consumers know how to use a product safely. Failure to provide this information could lead to liability in the event of an accident.
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Do You Have to Prove Negligence for Product Liability?
Negligence plays an important role in any product liability claim in Newark. Without an act of negligence, you generally cannot seek compensation for your losses.
For example, let’s say that a company manufactured a lawnmower. This device could prove dangerous if not used in a specified manner. However, the company provided numerous warnings and information about the correct operation of the device.
If someone uses the lawnmower against the clearly stated advice of the company, ignoring included warnings, the company may not have any negligence for the accident. In this situation, the injured individual may not receive compensation.
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Reasons to Get Legal Help with Your Claim in Newark
A product liability attorney serving Newark can step in to help with all your needs after an accident. Consider reaching out to a lawyer for help if:
- Someone else caused your injuries
- Your injuries led to expensive medical bills
- You had to miss work due to the accident
- You experienced a permanent or residual injury
In these cases, a lawyer can focus on handling all aspects of your claim. Members of our team:
Gather Evidence About What Happened
Our legal team understands the burden of proof in product liability cases. We focus on showing that someone acted negligently, leading directly to your injuries. We may focus on other similar cases caused by the same product or review the records of the company that manufactured the defective product.
Deal with Insurance Agents
Large companies often hire high-powered insurance companies to represent them. We know how to stand up to insurance agents on your behalf, offering you advice when agents interview you and going over any potential offers they make to resolve your claim.
Review All Your Losses
We understand the losses you could sustain after an accident involving a defective product. Depending upon your situation, you may receive damages to cover your:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or diminished earning potential
- Mental anguish and pain
We keep track of any losses associated with your accident so we can appropriately report them on your claim. Speak with us about any costs you accrued as a result of your injuries.
Handle Your Claim in Court
In many cases, our clients resolve their product liability claims by settling with insurance companies. However, there are situations where the insurance company repeatedly makes low settlement offers, failing to address all a client’s losses.
We have a firm grasp of the strategies that work when handling product liability claims in Newark. Find out more by reaching out to us today.
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Meet Important Deadlines in Your Product Liability Claim
Under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you only have a limited amount of time to seek compensation after an accident. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically two years, though this may vary based on your circumstances.
Allow our firm to track all deadlines in your claim to ensure you don’t miss out on the chance to secure compensation. We put our decades of experience to work for you when you reach out to us for assistance. Find out more by checking out our client reviews.
Speak to a Member of Our Team Serving Newark
Don’t wait to secure legal help after an accident in Newark. Allow our team at Bressman Law to step in and help. You can start working with a product liability lawyer serving Newark when you complete our online contact form.
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