Manufacturers bear the responsibility for ensuring that their products are safe to use. If they neglect this responsibility, consumers could pay the consequences. Malfunctioning or faulty products often cause severe injury—or in more extreme cases, death.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury from a faulty product in Central Ohio, our expert legal team is here to help. One of our Reynoldsburg product liability lawyers will treat your case with compassion and guide you through the product liability settlement process.
Benefits of a Reynoldsburg Product Liability Lawyer
Our product liability lawyers serving Reynoldsburg can put their legal expertise to work for you by:
- Gathering relevant evidence to build your case.
- Explaining why you may be eligible to file a claim.
- Pinpointing negligent or liable parties.
- Defending your rights in the courtroom if needed.
- Fighting for a suitable case outcome.
- Helping you manage communications with any parties involved in the case.
We combine these services with generalized legal know-how. Your lawyer can act as your legal guide throughout your case. They’ll answer your questions, explain legal terminology, and keep you updated on the case’s status.
Legal Expertise Can Cost You Nothing Upfront
Product liability cases can become costly. You may be paying out-of-pocket for medical care to treat yourself or your child. At Bressman Law, we understand the stress you face, and we’re serious about not adding to your financial worries.
Our team offers free case evaluations, and we work on a contingency basis. This arrangement means we only receive a payment if we win your case.
For a free legal consultation with a product liability attorney in Reynoldsburg, call (614) 538-1116
How Much Money Could I Recover if I Win My Case?
Prior to undergoing an expert legal analysis, it’s difficult to determine what your case may be worth. For example, product liability cases are complicated and typically require meeting a considerable burden of proof. Similarly, the case proceedings—both legal and otherwise—will affect the outcome.
However, victims often collect these damages in most product liability cases:
- Upfront medical expenses, like hospitalization or surgery
- Ongoing medical expenses, like medication or therapy
- Lost income, both present and future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium (in the case that a loved one has passed away)
Depending on the specifics of your case, other damages may apply. Our team will gladly field any questions you have regarding product liability damages.
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The Liable Parties in a Product Liability Case
Liable parties can come in many forms. However, you must have evidence linking someone’s actions to your injuries for a court to deem them liable. These are a few common at-fault parties in product liability cases:
- The product’s manufacturer
- The product’s designer
- The company responsible for supplying the product
- The company involved with shipping the product
- The retailer selling the product
Some cases involve suing multiple parties, whereas others may include parties not included on this list. Our team can pinpoint liable parties for your damages.
Negligence and Strict Liability
You could base your product liability case on two legal concepts: negligence and strict liability. Negligence necessitates proving that the liable party didn’t exercise reasonable care when supplying you with their product. However, negligence is typically too time-consuming or expensive to prove in product liability cases.
Strict liability is a far simpler legal basis. You only require evidence that proves:
- The product malfunctioned and led to an injury.
- You used the product as instructed.
- You didn’t alter the product in any way before your injury.
Therefore, strict liability claims or lawsuits must prove that you sustained injuries due to the liable party’s product. If you misused the product or were responsible for your injuries, the defense may try to dispute your case.
What Is a ‘Product’ Anyway?
Ohio Revised Code Section 2307.71 defines products as “any object, substance, mixture, or raw material that constitutes tangible personal property” that is “intended for sale or lease to persons for commercial or personal use.”
This broad definition encompasses:
- Personal electronics
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Kitchen appliances
- Vehicles or vehicle parts
- Children’s toys
- Swings or play structures
Product liability cases can include products not mentioned on this list. Generally, though, if you suffered harm because of a product you purchased for yourself or a family member, you could pursue a product liability claim. However, if you’re unsure your case qualifies, we can review the specifics of your situation during a free case evaluation.
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Why Choose Bressman Law?
At Bressman Law, we’re ready to put our combined 60 years of courtroom experience to work for you. We’ve won hundreds of cases for our clients and secured over $1 million in awards.
In addition to our positive track record, our clients appreciate our commitment to compassion, respect, and efficiency:
- “Bressman Law did an amazing job handling my case; they are the most professional people I’ve dealt with. Quick to respond to any questions I had and if they didn’t have an answer right away, took the time to find me an answer.” – Joshua L.
- “Mr. David Bressman is a very thorough attorney. He will fight for you and is not afraid to take your case to trial. He is truly there for you and wants to help you get what you deserve. He is Awesome!!! I would highly recommend him.” – Roseanne M.
- “Even in small cases, they have a way of making you feel as if you were on the top of their list every time you deal with them. ***5 Stars*** All questions always answered and never felt ‘lost’ in the entire process. Thank you.” – Sean M.
Committed to Transparency
Providing answers to your burning questions is part of what we do. We won’t play phone tag with you. Whether over the phone, in person, or via email, we’ll deliver prompt responses when you need them. We’ve even offered past clients timely home visits to hear about the details of their cases.
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Don’t Hesitate to Get Started on Your Product Liability Case
Product liability cases are time-sensitive. According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you generally have two years after your injury to file a lawsuit. This same deadline applies in cases involving wrongful death.
The Bressman Law team has experience keeping legal cases on track. We can file your insurance claim or civil suit on your behalf, manage necessary paperwork, and provide updates on your case’s status.
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You don’t need to face a large corporation on your own after one of their products injured you. We’re here to provide you with expert legal advice and support. Call today to contact our team and receive a free case evaluation.