I have spent over twenty years learning and practicing the law of personal injury cases in the State of Washington, and I continue regularly to attend classes and seminars on new developments in Washington personal injury law. It took her more than a year to recover fully, and even then, she had a permanent disability and was unable to get pregnant. EMTs learned to love brave patients—they weren’t nearly such a pain in the ass as the whiners—but not to trust them.Read More
Product liability Claim
The law constituting product liability determines the people responsible for damaged or defective products that are made available in the market. For instance, a product manufacturer or provider can be held accountable for putting a damaged or defective product in the stream of commerce. Moreover, all the parties that make up the line of distribution can be held accountable for product liability. The product liability law states that products are required to meet reasonable expectations of the consumers. The product does not meet those requirements if it is shown to have some form of damage or defect that violates those expectations.
The important theories regarding product liability: There are three different ways a person can claim product liability. These are as follows:
- Strict liability: This theory suggests that it is not required on the part of the person claiming product liability to show that the manufacturer was negligent in his provision of services. Instead, the claimant is only required to show that the product manufactured was damaged or defective. Furthermore, the person claiming product liability is also required to show that the damaged or defective product has caused them harm.The seller of the product can also be held accountable since they are a key link in the distribution chain as they sell or rent out the particular product on a regular basis.
- Negligence: This theory states that the person claiming product liability needs to show that the manufacturer is indebted by a duty of care to all potential customers. In addition, the person claiming product liability is also required to show that the manufacturer has breached that duty of care. Lastly, it is required to show that there is a direct cause and effect between that breach and the injuries sustained by the person.
- Warranty: This theory provides two different types of warranties. The first is express warranty. Under this type, it is required by the manufacturer to directly state that the product is safe for its purported use. The second type is implied warranty. This states that the safety of the product is implied by the manufacturer.
Additionally, there is the legal principle of “res ipsa loquitur”. In Latin it translates to “the thing speaks for itself”. According to this principle, it is given that the defect in the product would not be possible if it weren’t for someone’s negligence. The person claiming product liability is not required to prove the negligence on the part of the manufacturer as long as he or she is able to successfully use this legal doctrine.
All liability claims are determined by the state laws. There are also commercial decrees in every state that are based on the Uniform Commercial Code. The warranty rules and regulations that affect product liability are contained within these decrees provided by the state laws.
When do I need an attorney?
Claiming product liability can be a complicated matter. A lot of legal expertise is required if you want to claim product liability for defective and damaged products. A legal expert like a personal injury lawyer can help you understand the issues surrounding a product liability claim. You are required to consult the expertise of defective products attorney before filing a claim to thoroughly understand the case better.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Robert P. Bruner
- Alicia P. Chalumeau
- Jonathan E. Gold
- Peter Hansen
- Dino Mastropietro
- Anthony Pirrotti, Jr.
- Craig W. Carlson
- John (Jack) R. Hilgeman
- James R. Traut
- Stephen W. Stewart
- Micah R. LeBank
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Robert P. Bruner
Robert P. Bruner is an attorney at BELT & BRUNER, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Bruner concentrates his practice on serious injury and wrongful death. He has experience litigating cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and wrongful death, serving clients in Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama.In addition, Mr. Bruner and his firm have established a niche practice involving bad faith and third-party negligence actions, including failure to settle claims against liability insurers on behalf of defendants financially devastated by verdicts beyond their insurance coverage. He has more than a decade of experience and is committed to recovering fair and adequate compensation for his clients.Over the course of his years in practice, Mr. Bruner has attained multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for individuals who have been injured or lost a family member. In recognition of his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating. The National Trial Lawyers also named him one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”,An active member of the legal community, Mr. Bruner belongs to the Birmingham Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Arthur D. Shores – Robert S. Vance American Inn of Court and serves as an executive committee member and on the board of directors of the Alabama Association for Justice.Mr. Bruner received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in 2003. He holds an active license in Alabama and North Carolina. He is board-certified in civil pretrial advocacy and civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Alicia P. Chalumeau
Attorney Alicia P. Chalumeau of Chalumeau Law Group, LLC, in Norwalk, Connecticut, primarily devotes her practice to family law. Ms. Chalumeau represents clients in the Norwalk, Fairfield, Greenwich, Stamford and Westport areas of Connecticut in matters involving divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, property division and more.Along with family law, Ms. Chalumeau litigates in the area of personal injury law. She has handled a variety of complex matters in both areas, as well as in other areas of general civil litigation.Ms. Chalumeau graduated from Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law and was inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu honor society in 2002. She has been licensed to practice law in Connecticut since 2009 and in the state of New York since 2010. Her prior legal experience includes serving as a judicial intern for the Supreme Court of the State of New York and as an attorney at a private Norwalk-based firm.Active both in and outside of her legal practice, Ms. Chalumeau has spoken at paralegal seminars and Law Day activities of 2011 and 2013. She has also authored articles that have appeared in the New York State Bar Associations e-newsletter regarding the impact of race-focused student groups and a guide to filing New York court papers.Ms. Chalumeau is a member of several professional organizations including the Fairfield County Bar Association (in which she serves on the board of directors), the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She also serves as a co-chair of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.
Jonathan E. Gold
Jonathan E. Gold is a partner at Gold & Gold, P.A. where he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, he represents Palm Beach County residents as well as those living in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Gold has handled have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, nursing home abuse and defective products, and he has obtained many high-dollar jury awards and negotiated settlements for his clients.Mr. Gold is admitted to practice before all Florida and New York state courts. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Federal Claims. An active participant in several professional organizations, his memberships include the Palm Beach County Justice Association and the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record both in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Gold has received an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo.Majoring in political science, Mr. Gold attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. His obtained his legal education at the University of Miami School of Law, and in 2009, he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude. After working for a Miami civil litigation firm, Mr. Gold relocated to New York City and was an associate at an insurance defense firm, and that experience has given him an insight as to the types of tactics he might face when he now goes up against insurance companies.
Let a qualified, award-winning lawyer take care of all your legal needs. At Hansen Law Offices in Burlington, Iowa, we have over 35 years of experience in representing our clients in the state and federal courts. It is our primary goal to diligently ensure that our clients receive the best legal assistance available, while maintaining all of their rights afforded under the law.Hansen Law Offices is a full service law firm providing services in most areas of the law with the high concentration devoted to General Practice, Including but not Limited to: Accidents, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, Trial Law, and Wrongful Death.
When a spouses ability to support a family is destroyed or a familys dreams of the future are shattered by the death of a family member, you need to call attorneys you can rely on.Fortunately, the attorneys at Lozner & Mastropietro are as passionate about the law as they are compassionate about their clients. Located in the historic Lundys Building in Brooklyn, Lozner & Mastropietro serves the legal and emotional needs of their seriously injured clients. The attorneys and staff are active in their civic, religious, and community associations – they dont simply represent clients, they represent their neighbors.Dino Mastropietro has represented seriously injured victims of criminal attacks, automobile accidents, sexual assaults, motorcycle accidents, product failures, construction accidents, airline catastrophes, and medical mistakes for over 25 years. His success in the courtroom stems from a combination of spending years sharpening his trial skills as a criminal prosecutor, as well as obtaining firsthand knowledge of how his adversaries approach cases by representing the interests of large insurance companies and various New York City and State agencies at a large defense law firm.Rotting Dangerous Central Park Zoo Tree,Recent New York Times and New York Post articles have highlighted the deadly dangers that shoddy inspection and maintenance of New York Citys trees have caused New Yorkers and its visitors. Dino Mastropietro represents a mother who was catastrophically injured when a rotting tree limb fell striking her and killing her six-month old baby. The grieving family hopes and prays the City takes responsibility for the dangerous condition it created in the park and zoo. Lozner & Mastropietro will fight to ensure their baby is not forgotten.Demanding only the highest quality work of himself and the attorneys on his staff, Mastropietro prepares each case with painstaking attention to detail with the belief that it will go before a trial jury. He believes that in addition to skills, talent and experience, preparation makes a trial lawyer most effective in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. His dedication has secured financial comfort for many of the firms clients and their families.I believe the trial attorneys most effective tool is his total command of the law and facts of the case. Nothing beats preparation,”, Mastropietro says.
Anthony Pirrotti, Jr.
A prominent New York trial attorney, Anthony Pirrotti Jr. Esq. maintains a 95 percent success rate in handling personal injury, medical malpractice and defective products claims. In addition to his selection to the New York Metros Top Lawyers list in 2007 and in each year since 2010, he has been named six times to the lists Top 25 Lawyers in the Westchester Area. He was also listed as one of the Leading Attorneys in New Yorkby Newsweek magazine in March 2012 and Car & Drivers 2012 Top Auto Accident Attorneys. Some of his successes have also been published in Verdict Searchs Top NY Verdicts in 2010and 2011,and eight were published on the front page of the New York Law Journals Decisions of the Day.”,In over 28 years of practice, Mr. Pirrotti has won more than $105 million in compensatory awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. This includes an $11.8 million claim obtained for trip-and-fall accident victim on a construction site; a $6.7 million brain injury claim involving for a client following a car accident; a $3.7 million claim for a police officer hit head on by a drunk driver causing permamnet injuries to his leg/ankle; a $3.3 million claim obtained for two individuals who suffered liver damage as a result of taking defective nutritional supplements; a $3 million victory in a contract dispute, and many other significant recoveries in cases involving auto accidents, construction labor law accidents, slip & fall, brain injuries, medical misdiagnosis, the failure to diagnose cancer and other medical problems, collection litigation and nursing home negligence and/or abuse. Pirrotti & Glatt Law Firm PLLCs cases are litigated from the tip of Long Island in Riverhead, to all counties in NYC (Bronx/Brooklyn), to Westchester area Counties, and as far north as Dutchess/Orange Counties.In addition to the above achievements, Mr. Pirrotti serves as the President of New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) for the Westchester Region, a position he has held since 2011. He was selected as a Dean of NYSTLI in 2015 and is a lecturer for many Continuing Legal Education classes. He holds memberships in the New York State Trial Lawyers (NYSTLA); AAJ; Columbian (Italian) Lawyers Association; the Westchester Bar Association; and the Bronx Bar Association. Please visit ,www.pirrottilawfirm.com,.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
John (Jack) R. Hilgeman
Attorney John (Jack) R. Hilgeman is a partner with the Cowan & Hilgeman law firm in Dayton, Ohio. A top-rated trial lawyer with eight years of legal experience, Mr. Hilgeman devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from medical malpractice and nursing home abuse, defective products, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.Over the course of his career, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his reputation as one of the leading trial advocates in the region, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in their dire times of need.A 2007 honors graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Hilgeman obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2010. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and California as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of California and the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Ohio Court of Claims, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 9th Circuits.Active in his legal community, Mr. Hilgeman currently serves as vice chair for the bar examination of character and fitness committee of the Dayton Bar Association, and he sits on the organizations civil trial practice committee. He is also a member of several other local, state and national bar associations, and he volunteers his time and services for the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Hilgeman has received many awards and honors throughout his career. Along with holding an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, he has earned 10 out of 10 ratings from Avvo as well as the sites Clients Choice Award. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers voted him as one of the countrys Top 40 Under 40, and in 2018, he was named among Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
12 West Monument Avenue, Suite 100,, Dayton OH 45402
James R. Traut
James R. Traut is the founding partner of the Traut Firm, a legal malpractice and personal injury firm located in Santa Ana, California. His practice is devoted exclusively to litigation and focuses on helping plaintiffs throughout Southern California in personal injury and wrongful death claims involving motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, construction accidents, premises liability and defective products. Mr. Traut also represents clients pursuing legal malpractice and insurance bad faith claims. His dedication to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligent or wrongful behavior of others has resulted in numerous jury verdicts in excess of $1 million.In 1972, Mr. Traut obtained his bachelors degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1976. Mr. Traut is certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification as a civil trial lawyer as well as a civil pretrial practice lawyer. He is admitted to practice in California.In recognition of his superb record and high ethical standards, Mr. Traut has been awarded the AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by both the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.Outside the courtroom, Mr. Traut furthers his legal advocacy skills through his association with several professional organizations. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Mr. Traut is also a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Stephen W. Stewart
A personal injury attorney and managing partner at The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, Stephen W. Stewart exhibits education, training, skill and knowledge that make him an asset to those who have been injured in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, Texas. Mr. Stewart has gained experience handling matters of commercial litigation, civil litigation with international and national businesses, insurance defense and product liability defense, which he uses to the benefit of his clients as they seek compensation for their injuries. The cases handeld by Stephen Stewart include catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, defective products,truck crashes, and child sexual abuse cases.At the federal and state level, Mr. Stewart takes a wide range of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, trucking accidents and construction accidents. He is admitted to practice by the State Bar of Texas and before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas. For his stellar work as a team member of the Law Enforcement Appreciation Team for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, he earned the Star Volunteer Award, and has also received the Medal of Honor during National Crime Victims Rights Week. Continuing his legacy of community involvement, he and his family work with the Make-A-Wish organization in the area.Before earning a Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1997, Mr. Stewart graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. He is a member of the Austin Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Stewart also handles cases of catastrophic injury, dog bites, workplace accidents and car, boating, bicycle, airplane and pedestrian accidents.
2800 S IH-35 Frontage Rd, Ste. 165,, Austin TX 78704
Micah R. LeBank
Micah LeBank is an associate at Connelly Law Offices. He focuses on representing individuals and families in complex personal injury, product liability, and medical negligence cases throughout the Pacific Northwest. His representation of plaintiffs has resulted in significant recoveries in a wide variety cases including recovering over $21 million for a young man paralyzed in a wrestling accident, $15.25 million for a young man paralyzed during a summer camp obstacle course, $6.5 million to a temp-worker injured during an industrial accident, and $2.5 million to a student injured during a physical education class in Central Washington among other cases. Micahs work on behalf of these individuals has enabled them to obtain the care that they need and a better quality of life. Micah continues to work vigorously to represent injured individuals in challenging cases across the State.He earned his B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon and his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law where he was a Thomas Moore Scholar.Micah is an active member of the Washington State Association for Justice as well as the Pierce County Bar where he lives with his wife Jenny Hapgood. In their free time, Micah and Jenny enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest and are avid skiers and hikers. ,
Joseph A. Zdrilich
Attorney Joseph A. Zdrilich is the founder and owner of The Zdrilich Law Group located in Duluth, Georgia. Serving clients throughout Gwinnett County and across the state, Mr. Zdrilich possesses extensive knowledge and experience in many different legal areas, and he is fully committed to helping his clients achieve the best possible results for their legal challenges involving any of the following:,·Personal injury claims resulting from car and truck accidents and other preventable tragedies,·Family law and divorce, including child custody and support issues as well as post-judgment modifications, alimony disputes and more,·Real estate law,·Bankruptcy,·Criminal defense,A graduate of the University of Richmond, Mr. Zdrilich attended Syracuse University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005. The following year, he received his license to practice from the State Bar of Georgia, and he also practices before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Zdrilich has served in a number of leadership roles with the Gwinnett County Bar Association, and he is also heavily involved with the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and he has received top ratings from both his clients and peers alike for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional trial advocacy skills.Committed to his local community as well, Mr. Zdrilich serves the Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club, and he provides pro bono representation through his involvement with Gwinnett Legal Aid.We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.