All three of the passengers were hurt. We have insurance for a reason. If possible, take a picture of the other driver’s license and insurance card. If you are not offered an ambulance, or if you turn it down for some reason, you should go to the emergency room and get checked out. The only requirement is that the treatment be reasonable, accident-related, and medically necessary.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
- Mack T. Jones
- Stephanie A. Taylor
- Joseph A. Power, Jr.
- Marc A. Diller
- Ralph F. Sbrogna
- Benjamin Pinczewski
- Bradley R. Bowles
- John R. Parker Jr.
- Thomas J. O'Connell
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Mack T. Jones
Attorney Mack T. Jones has been a practicing civil attorney in Arizona for more than 30 years. He is certified by the Arizona State Bar as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation with his firm Jones|Raczkowski, P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona.Mr. Jones focuses on the representation of individuals injured through negligence and misconduct of others. He has represented clients who were injured on the property of others, in public transportation, in vehicle collisions and through defective products. Mr. Jones has lectured to legal groups on premises injury law and trial practice techniques.Having received the highest rating of AV by the Martindale-Hubbell peer lawyer-rating service, Mr. Jones has won settlements and judgments totaling millions of dollars for his clients. He works for the public good by promoting corporate and governmental responsibility, safe premises and products, and by safeguarding the rights of individuals and their families. Mr. Jones is admitted to practice in all Arizona state courts, the U.S. District Court for Arizona, and the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered 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.
Stephanie A. Taylor
As one of the founding partners of Taylor, Warren & Weidner, P.A. Stephanie Taylor practices law in cases involving insurance disputes, disability law, Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), serious injury, and wrongful death. She serves clients in the Pensacola, Florida, area.Prior to beginning her law career, Ms. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado in 1988 and her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law in 1993. She served as president of the Florida State College of Law Student Bar Association. Having earned her law degree with honors and received the Book Award in Elder Law during her law school career, she went on to begin her career as an associate at McKenzie and Soloway, P.A. where she later became a partner in 1998. In 2006, she along with two other attorneys from the firm formed Taylor, Warren & Weidner, P.A.Ms. Taylor is admitted the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She is also admitted to the Florida and California state courts.As an active contributor to the legal community, Ms. Taylor is a member of several professional associations, including the Florida Justice Association, the Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. She contributes to her community by also taking part in pro bono activities as a board member for the Mental Health Association of West Florida.
Joseph A. Power, Jr.
Attorney Joseph A. Power Jr. is the founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Power focuses his practice exclusively on medical malpractice and serves clients throughout Cook County, Illinois. He has been licensed to practice law since 1977 and has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients over the course of his career.Mr. Power has received various awards in recognition of his accomplishments. He has been listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in Americamultiple years in a row and named one of the top 10 litigators in the United Statesby the National Law Journal.In addition, Mr. Power has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers and Lawdragon. He has received awards from groups including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Foundation, the City Club of Chicago, Chicago Lawyer magazine, the Civil Justice Foundation and Public Justice.Mr. Power has held leadership roles with organizations such as the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and serves as president of the Inner Circle of Advocates.After earning a bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Power received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He is licensed before all Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Marc A. Diller
Marc enjoys holding companies and individual wrongdoers accountable for their wrongdoings. Marc dedicates his practice to representing injured individuals and the families of people who suffered a wrongful death. Some of his experience and success involved fighting companies who make and sell dangerous products; holding distracted drivers and drunk drivers accountable and making property owners take responsibility when they maintain their property in a dangerous condition.Marc practiced law with his father, William, between 1999 and 2013. In 2013, Marc started DILLER LAW, P.C.Marc regularly appears in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and has handled cases from intake through trial and appeal.
Ralph F. Sbrogna
For more than 40 years, Ralph F. Sbrogna, a partner at the law firm of Sbrogna & Brunelle, LLP, has been aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients in Worcester, Massachusetts, across Worcester County and throughout the entire state. His practice of law is focused on the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, many times involving cases of catastrophic injuries or death.Mr. Sbrogna received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1970. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Suffolk University Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1974.Over Mr. Sbrognas long career, he has built a stellar reputation and has received numerous awards and accolades. He is rated AV Preeminent by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive for ethical practice combined with superior legal skill. Mr. Sbrogna is additionally a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization which reserves membership for the leading trial lawyers of each state. Mr. Sbrogna has won verdicts and settlements for his clients for amounts ranging into millions of dollars and multimillion-dollar awards. As a result of those successes, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Sbrogna is admitted to practice law before all of the state courts of Massachusetts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a member of such legal organizations as the Worcester County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He also spends extensive amounts of time volunteering in numerous organizations.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.
Over 30 years experience fiercly advocating for clients rights and ensuring that they get the best possible results. Member of the NYS Trial Lawyers Association. Admitted in New Jersey. Extensive civil trial experience with the ability and knowledge to take on the insurance carriers, the City and State of New York, as well as the government. Every client is treated with the respect and attention they so justly deserve and are entitled to and no stone left unturned in the pursuit of justice on their behalf. Executive director of the Borough Cup, Inc. a not for profit organization designed to bring baseball back to the inner city and its children. Involved with multiple charities and citizens groups including the 69th NYC Police Precinct Community Council.
Bradley R. Bowles
Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Bradley R. Bowles has achieved sizable settlements and jury awards for his clients in and around Walnut Creek, California, and throughout the state. The types of matters that he handles have included aviation accidents, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and defective products. Mr. Bowles also has experience in litigation involving business disputes, and he has handled real estate cases centering around easements, broker errors and omissions, and quiet title actions.Mr. Bowles provided representation to several passengers on Asiana Airline Flight 214 who were injured when it crashed as it was landing at San Francisco International Airport in 2013, and he was able to obtain a $31.5-million settlement on their behalf. He has handled other high-profile aviation cases as well, including the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 near Nantucket Island. Other representative successes include a $6.3-million jury award in a case involving medical malpractice and hospital negligence, and a $1.3-million settlement on behalf of an injured motorcyclist. His fellow attorneys have taken notice of his track record, as attested to by his Superb peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Bowles has also been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and he is a member of the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.As an undergraduate, Mr. Bowles attended the University of San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts in communications in 1996. He then pursued his legal studies at Seattle University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1999. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Bowles is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
2121 N California Blvd, Suite 875,, Walnut Creek CA 94596
John R. Parker Jr.
Attorney John R. Parker Jr. is an associate at Sacramentos Cutter Law P.C. At the firm, Mr. Parker provides clients from throughout the region surrounding Californias capital with representation for a variety of civil matters. With extensive experience both at trial and in negotiations, it is easy to understand why so many Californians turn to Mr. Parker for assistance when facing a wide range of legal challenges, such as:,• Personal injury and wrongful death,• Products liability,• Employment and labor law,• Whistleblower and qui tam,• Medi-Cal and Medicare fraud,• Consumer fraud,• Civil rights law,• Environmental law,• Class actions and mass torts,Mr. Parker earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin and ancient Greek from the University of Georgia in 1999. He went on to earn his law degree from the prestigious Harvard Law School, where he was the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policys deputy editor-in-chief. In 2003, the South Carolina Bar and the State Bar of Georgia granted him admission. In 2005, the Alabama State Bar Association followed suit, as did The State Bar of California in 2008.Since beginning his career in California, Mr. Parker has built a reputation as a leading young attorney in the state and as a dedicated member of the legal community. He regularly does pro bono work for a number of organizations, including volunteering as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Californias Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and as appointed counsel for prisoners in civil rights matters.
Thomas J. O'Connell
Attorney Thomas J. OConnell, a partner at Abramson & OConnell LLC in Columbus, Ohio, focuses his practice on personal injury law. He represents clients, including children, statewide who have experienced catastrophic injuries such as motor vehicle accidents, dog bites or workplace injuries. He also handles cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death and other wrongful injuries.Admitted to practice law in Ohio since 1985, Mr. OConnell is also licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Over the course of his practice, he has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.Mr. OConnell is a former chairman of the Franklin County Lawyers Medical Negligence Committee and has spoken on trial advocacy. He earned a bachelors degree from The Ohio State University and a law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. During law school, he served an editor for the University of Dayton Law Review.Before starting his personal injury practice, Mr. OConnell clerked for a judge in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. He also worked for the State of Ohio as an assistant attorney general.Outside of the office, Mr. OConnell maintains active membership in the Columbus Bar Association, Central Ohio Association for Justice, the Ohio Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. His prior volunteer activity includes donating his time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Hospice of Central Ohio.
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
Daniel A. Bronk
Dan Bronk is an accomplished attorney with over twenty- six years of trial experience. He has handled thousands of Workers Compensation cases since 1992. He has an established record of trial wins in State and Federal courts in New York and Connecticut. He has handled more than eighty trials, including cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, products liability, fires, construction accidents, car and truck accidents and other negligence claims. He regularly appears at Social Security Hearings on behalf of his clients. While Dans goal as a legal advocate for his clients is to achieve the best possible result without litigation, he is equipped with the experience and litigation skills to achieve excellent results in court, when necessary.Dan believes strongly that an attorney is not just an advocate for his client, but serves to give the client a clear explanation of the law, the legal system, and the options that the client has under the law. In his opinion, an attorneys role is to provide practical and experienced advice to the client, so that the client can make an informed and reasoned decision. Dans litmus test is simple: Is this the same advice that I would give my mother?,Dan enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Stephanie, and their four daughters. He has enjoyed coaching his daughters and their teammates in sports, including hockey and soccer. Dan regularly plays ice hockey and keeps active by participating in mountain biking, home repair, woodworking, boating and water skiing. He also enjoys cooking for his family and friends.Practice Areas:, Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury.Bar Admissions:,Connecticut December 6, 1991,New York May 12, 1992,The Supreme Court of the United States of America,United States District Court for the Northern District of New York,United States District Court for the Western District of New York,United States District Court for the District of Connecticut,Law School:, Vermont Law School, Juris Doctor ,cum laude, 1991,College:, University of Colorado at Boulder 1986,English & Biology - Bachelors, Rochester Institute of Technology 1984,Biology – Associates,High School:, Christian Brothers Academy 1981,Memberships:, The Injured Workers Bar Association, American Bar Association – Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association
Stephen B. Farmer
When Stephen B. Farmer helped form the law firm of Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, he was prepared with almost 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney, and over 20 years of educational knowledge as a faculty member of The Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. He brings understanding of many complex matters involving business and commercial law, products liability, litigation and appeals, legal malpractice, criminal law and personal injury litigation. These skills are passed on to people in the Charleston, Morgantown and Beckley, West Virginia, areas who are seeking representation.With a long list of academic accomplishments, Mr. Farmer is well-versed in important areas of the law. In 1979, he earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in business administration from West Virginia University, and received many honors as a student at West Virginia University College of Law. During his time there, he also served as a member of the West Virginia Law Review.Believing that his knowledge and skills can always be expanded, Mr. Farmer remains an active member of many professional organizations, including the DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. While he focused his efforts in education on business administration, he gained a deeper understanding and perspective of commercial and business law that he passes on to benefit his clients.Admitted to practice in West Virginia, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, Mr. Farmer provides his clients fair representation with a focus on compensation. He is prepared to handle any complex matter with a steadfast, focused approach.