At Bressman Law, our attorneys may be able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit and recover compensation for you if you suffered injuries in an accident with a defective product. You may be eligible to collect a payout to cover your physical, financial, and emotional losses – if we can prove the product defect led to your injury or illness. It is not easy to win a product liability case against a product designer, manufacturer, distributor, or other corporation. A Upper Arlington product liability lawyer will need to collect evidence to overcome the substantial burden of proof and we do not have very long to act before the statute of limitations expires on this type of claim. However, we know what it takes to win this type of action in Ohio.
At Bressman Law, our product liability lawyers in Upper Arlington can:
- Evaluate your case;
- Determine if you are eligible to file a claim;
- Identify the liable parties;
- Research similar incidents;
- Search for others who also suffered injuries;
- Build a strong case on your behalf; and
- Fight for a fair settlement or file a product liability lawsuit.
Call our Central Ohio office today at (614) 538-1116 for a free case review. We handle all product liability cases on a contingency basis, so you pay us nothing unless are successful in getting you the money you deserve.
Damages in a Product Liability Case
There is a wide range of recoverable damages in an Ohio defective product case. We help our clients recover money to pay for their expenses, cover their losses, and help them deal with the pain and suffering they experienced. Some of the most common types of damages include:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Future lost income;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Property damage;
- Out-of-pocket costs; and
- Pain and suffering.
For a free legal consultation with a product liability attorney in Upper Arlington, call (614) 538-1116
Hiring a Product Liability Lawyer in Upper Arlington
Proving liability and calculating the value of your losses is not an easy task in these cases. For this reason, many victims enlist the help of a product liability lawyer to help them navigate the claims process and pursue the full value of their losses. While a knowledgeable attorney can help anyone who believes they have a product liability claim, you should consider hiring one if:
- You missed work and earned less because of your injuries;
- You have medical bills stemming from your accident;
- You now suffer from a permanent injury or impairment; and
- You require ongoing care, or will have future care needs.
One of our attorneys can work quickly to pursue the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. We will begin by determining who was at fault for your accident.
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Identifying the Liable Parties
We know how product liability claims work in Ohio, and can identify all potential liable parties in this type of case. This could include almost anyone who played a role in the design, manufacturing, or distribution of the defective product.
Common liable parties include:
- The company that designed the product;
- The corporation that manufactured the defective part or product;
- The supplier that sold or delivered the product;
- The company responsible for writing warnings and instructions;
- The company responsible for marketing the product; and
- The retailer that distributed the products or served as the point of purchase.
In some cases, we may even file a product liability claim against several of these parties. If a company’s participation in the life cycle of the product allowed it to make it to market despite the potentially dangerous defects, we can hold it responsible for your damages. If we can definitively link the product defect to any or several of the potentially liable parties, we can build a strong case.
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Defective Products and Product Liability
Under the Ohio product liability laws, almost any item made and marketed for sale could be the subject of a defective product lawsuit. The statute limits the types of applicable products to “any object, substance, mixture, or raw material that constitutes tangible personal property.” It must be something that is “produced, manufactured, or supplied for introduction into trade or commerce.”
We can help you recover compensation based on a wide variety of defective product accidents. While there is no way to make a comprehensive list, some of the most common dangerous defective products include:
- Defective automotive parts;
- Defective truck and car tires;
- Over-the-counter medications;
- Prescription drugs;
- Children’s items, such as dangerous toys;
- Household cleaning and maintenance items;
- Electronics; and
- Food products.
If you believe a defective product caused your injuries, we can help you determine if you are eligible to pursue legal action. Call us today for to learn more.
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Time Limits on Your Claim
Ohio Code 2305.10 (A) gives victims of defective products two years to file a lawsuit. If you fail to act before this deadline, you may lose the opportunity.
This law only applies to filing a lawsuit in civil court, but it also plays a key role in negotiating a settlement and getting a fair out-of-court payout. If we do not pursue compensation before this deadline passes, we may be unable to convince the liable party to provide the money you need. Our ability to file a suit if the at-fault party refuses to settle provides the motivation needed to get the cash you deserve.
Even if you think you have plenty of time to act, it is a good idea to call us as early in the healing process as possible. By getting to work quickly, we can locate and collect all possible evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. Sometimes, this takes several weeks or even longer. However, it is important we get all available evidence, because of the high burden of proof we must meet to win an Ohio product liability case.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer Today for Help
If you believe your injuries or illness occurred because of a defective product, Bressman Law can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (614) 538-1116 for a case evaluation. We can help you understand your options after an Upper Arlington defective product injury.