Ohio Product Liability lawyer
Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation $1 trillion annually, according to the CPSC. Whether a faulty set of tires on your car or a hazardous toy has caused you or a loved one harm, you can feel confident about calling our Ohio product defect attorneys at Elk & Elk.
Ohio Product Defect Lawyers Vigorously Pursuing Maximum Compensation
The product defect lawyers at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., have five decades of experience bringing real results to victims of defective product-related injury and their families. ” Real results” means payment for medical procedures, follow-up treatments and medication associated with injuries suffered through the use of a defective product. And it means compensation adequate to allow a defective product injury victim to live a high-quality, productive and respectable life following a devastating injury.
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule a free consultation with our Ohio product defect attorneys. You can also contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options.
A Law Firm with the Experience, the Resources and the Determination to Prove Your Case
It’s one thing when a product defect is brought to the attention of a manufacturer and that manufacturer takes swift action to alert the public and federal regulatory agencies such as the CPSC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission.
It’s another thing entirely when manufacturers of defective products learn about potential defects and try to improve their bottom lines and protect their already-huge profit margins by deceiving the public and skirting product regulation.
If you or someone you know or love has been injured by the negligent acts of a defective product’s manufacturer, give Elk & Elk the opportunity to show you what a difference a team with the experience, resources, and determination of our firm can make. We employ some of the top product defect litigation lawyers in the country. We use doctors, nurses, accountants, economists and investigators to level the playing field, prove your case and help get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
What are the types of product liability claims?
Product liability refers to when an injury victim holds the manufacturer or supplier responsible for placing a dangerous product on the market. Three of the most common claims victims pursue against companies that create or sell dangerous products are:
- Defect in the manufacturing process: Your lawyer will have to show the product deviated from the design specifications or formula, or is different from an identical unit. This deviation must have caused your injury.
- Failure to properly design the product: If the foreseeable risks associated with the design exceeded the benefits when the product left the manufacturer, then the manufacturer is liable.
- Failure to properly warn consumers of hazards: If the manufacturer knew or should have known about the risk of injury and failed to provide a warning on the product, then the manufacturer is responsible. The manufacturer is also liable if they failed to provide necessary post-marketing warnings or instructions to avoid injuries if risks were discovered after the product was in the hands of consumers.
What to do if you’re injured by a product
If you or a loved one is injured by a dangerous product, there are several steps you need to take immediately to preserve your claim:
- Save the product, the packaging, the instructions and all of the parts. During the investigative phase of the case, experts will need to examine the product and determine how and why the product caused your injury.
- Keep the receipt. Without a valid receipt, suppliers will often try to argue that you never purchased the product from their store. The receipt proves the supplier placed the dangerous product on the market.
- Call a lawyer. Product liability claims require experts and can have many pitfalls. The sooner you begin working with a lawyer, the less likely there will be mistakes and the sooner they can begin researching and determining the correct parties and claims to be presented. Consult an experienced lawyer immediately if you think you may have a case.
- Don’t wait. Time is crucial in product liability cases. The statute of limitations gives consumers two years after their injury to file a complaint, and the statute of repose eliminates all product claims if suit is not filed within 10 years after the product reaches its first purchaser.
Failing to take these measures jeopardizes your case by leaving you with no reliable way to determine how or why the product failed to operate safely.
If you were seriously injured by a dangerous or defective product, the experienced product liability lawyers at Elk & Elk can help you hold the manufacturer or supplier accountable.
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product
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