Product Liability Lawyer in Hilliard
Unfortunately, defective products are a part of life. However, if your use of a defective product caused you to suffer serious injuries, you might feel as though your life has stopped on a dime. You are likely facing expensive medical bills, time off work, and considerable pain and suffering. All of this is compensable.
Unfortunately, holding a manufacturer liable is often more difficult than it should be. A product liability lawyer in Hilliard at Bressman Law is ready to go to work for you. Call us today at 877-538-1116 to schedule a complimentary consultation and discuss your options for compensation based on your damages.
Why Is Strict Liability Important in a Hilliard Defective Product Case?
Strict liability is a legal doctrine that applies in product liability cases. In general, it allows us to hold a manufacturer responsible for a defective product without proving exactly when or how the defect occurred.
This means we can hold the company who produced the product liable and collect compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. In some cases, we may also be able to pursue compensation against distributors and sellers of the product in question based on strict liability.
Without strict liability, it would be incredibly difficult for a consumer to win a product liability case against a product manufacturer. While it is possible and still happens occasionally, it is expensive and difficult to pursue a product liability case based on negligence. It is almost impossible to pinpoint where in the design, manufacturing, or distribution process a defect occurred without paying for experts to inspect and analyze every aspect of this process.
If we tried to take on a large corporation based on negligence alone, we would need to prove exactly where and how the manufacturer failed to exercise reasonable care.
This is easier in some cases than others. Consider a blowout accident. Imagine the tread separated from the rest of a tire because the rubber was not properly mixed and was much softer than usual. This gives us a good indication where in the manufacturing process the negligence occurred. But without this type of clue and the evidence to prove it, we might not win this case without the option of strict liability.
When Can We Pursue a Hilliard Strict Liability Claim?
Luckily, we can pursue a product liability claim based on strict liability in almost every defective consumer goods case. There are only three criteria we need to prove to win this type of claim against the manufacturer. This includes:
- The product had a defect, and this caused your injury
- You were using the product as intended, or in a reasonable way
- You did not alter the product significantly, no alterations lead to your injuries
Product liability accidents happen in a number of different ways, but these are the only three criteria in almost any case.
Other ways a product can be dangerous include:
- Defective designs that cause the product to not work properly,
- Problems that occur during shipping that lead to injuries,
- Inappropriate or inadequate instructions or warnings on the product.
We can help you determine if you have a claim against a product manufacturer when we discuss your case during your free consultation.
Are There Times When Strict Liability Does Not Apply to a Defective Product Claim?
Occasionally, strict liability does not apply in a product liability case. This is rare, but it is something you should be aware of. Often, the manufacturer of the defective product tries to use these exceptions to reduce your payout or bar you from collecting compensation.
The exceptions to strict liability include situations when:
- You failed to follow instructions.
- You used the product in an unreasonable way.
- You were aware of the defect, but continued to use the product.
- You were careless, causing or contributing to your injuries.
- Another party or product caused your injury.
We will work to fight these accusations, and mitigate any impact based on these claims. Our goal is to ensure you get the full payout you deserve based on the facts of your case.
How Can Bressman Law Help?
Bressman Law offers personalized service to those who suffered injuries in a Hilliard defective product accident. David Bressman and his team can help you identify the liable party or parties, understand exactly how your injuries occurred, explore your legal options, file a claim for compensation, negotiate with the product manufacturer’s attorneys, and file a civil lawsuit, if necessary.
We are knowledgeable about Ohio product liability laws, and know how to handle these complex legal situations. In many cases, we can settle product liability claims out of court, negotiating a fair settlement with the attorney or insurance company representing the product manufacturer. If not, we will do whatever it takes to recover the full value of compensation you deserve.
Bressman Law: Product Liability Lawyer in Hilliard
David Bressman and his team can help you file an insurance claim if you suffered an injury because of a product defect. We have successfully recovered compensation in strict liability cases for many clients, getting them the money they need to pay medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you suffered injuries from a defective product accident in or around Hilliard, give us a call to talk about your product liability claim: 877-538-1116. We handle all defective product claims on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing until we recover the money you deserve.