Liability is the only coverage required by law in the State of Washington. It took her more than a year to recover fully, and even then, she had a permanent disability and was unable to get pregnant. Finally, while not advisable, if you absolutely need treatment and can’t get it anywhere else, you can always go to the emergency room. A couple of problems result from this situation. The right to make the ultimate decisions on your case.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
- Priscilla Frisby
- Tara Knight
- Keith A. Hebeisen
- Chad D. Engelhardt
- Gretchen Myers
- Renee Simon Lesser
- Robert Allen Piering
- Anthony B. Holman
- Harvey G. Brown, Jr.
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In Tucson, Arizona, Priscilla Frisby is an attorney at Priscilla Frisby Attorney at Law PLLC. She handles personal injury cases, including animal bites, aviation accidents, brain injury, birth injuries, products liability, trucking accidents, sexual harassment and wrongful death. Along with personal injury law, she also defends those who have been accused of committing a crime, including federal white collar crime, and those who have had their civil rights,Admitted to practice in Arizona since 2009, she has almost a decade of experience representing the rights and best interests of the people of Tucson. Fluent in Spanish and English, she is committed to providing high-quality legal services and representation to everyone who needs it.A graduate of California Western School of Law, Ms. Frisby obtained her Juris Doctor in 2008. Aggressive and experienced in the courtroom, she offers professionalism and respect to clients from all walks of life. Her goal is to make a difference in the lives of those who find themselves in need of legal help or assistance. She has been given a Very Good rating from Avvo as a featured attorney and has a strong rating from the organization.A proactive individual who uses knowledge and experience to solve complex problems when the people of Tucson are facing legal issues, Ms. Frisby is committed to working well with both clients and opponents. For those who are facing criminal charges, have been injured in an accident, she is a strong advocate.
Tara Knight is the founding member and senior partner of the firm of Knight & Cerritelli L.L.C. located in New Haven, Connecticut. Attorney Knight specializes in criminal defense law and is board-certified in criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is now using her skills as a negotiator and criminal trial lawyer to represent individuals in personal injury matters.In 2012 and 2014 the Expanded Governing Board of Yale Law School appointed her Clinical Tutor in Law at the Yale Law School.She is one of the directors of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification which is the governing board overseeing the certification of lawyers as Board Certified throughout the nation in criminal law and other areas of specialty. In 2012, she was inducted into the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.She is rated AVby Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating.Her extensive criminal litigation background includes trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. She has tried numerous cases to verdict including defending individuals charged with: Capital Murder; robbery; assault; sexual assault; narcotics; weapons violations; computer and pornography crimes; embezzlement; marijuana; and domestic violence.Attorney Knight is admitted to practice before the Connecticut State and Federal Courts; the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court.She is one the first women ever to be listed in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America, as an outstanding criminal law practitioner in Connecticut. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America yearly since 2003.Attorney Knight has been named aConnecticut Top Lawyeryearly since 2006. Additionally, she was designated as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in the state since 2007, 2011 and 2012 and one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the state in 2006 by Connecticut Magazine. She was listed in New York Magazine in its 2006 through 2014 editions as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the New York area. In 2009, Irish America magazine and the Irish Voice Newspaper named her to their Legal 100 list- a listing of the leading figures in the legal profession across North America.In May 2016, Attorney Knight was awarded the honor of being the only female attorney in Connecticut listed as a Best Lawyer for Criminal Defense Practice in the Spring 2016 issue of Best Lawyers Business Edition.Attorney Knight taught Criminal Procedure at the University of Connecticut Law School during the Fall Semester 2010. Additionally she was an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law at Quinnipiac University from 1999-2001 and has been a guest lecturer for classes at Yale University Law School, Quinnipiac School of Law, and the University of New Haven and has participated as a panelist and/or lecturer at numerous seminars and conferences sponsored by various bar associations, law schools, television and radio programs, colleges and other organizations.She is a past-president of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2005-2006).She was appointed by the Judges of the Superior Court in Connecticut to serve as a member of the grievance/ethics panel for the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District (2006-2009, 2009-2012).In 2007 the Mayor of New Haven, John DeStefano, Jr. selected her to be a member of an independent review board which was formed to examine the policies, procedures and structures of the New Haven Police Department in the wake of a well-publicized corruption scandal.She has been a guest commentator on The Today Show, Court TV, now TruTV, since 1997 and has been invited to comment as an expert on criminal law on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. Additionally, she has been featured in two A & E Network Productions and on Court TVs, The System. She and Attorney Hugh F. Keefe are frequent guests on New Havens popular morning radio program, Chaz and AJ in the Morning (99.1 WPLR).Her publications include How Many Fingers Do You See? (Connecticut Law Tribune, November 2002) and Criminal Justice Model A Costly Mistake, (Connecticut Law Tribune, January 2012).Attorney Knight is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and New Haven County Bar Association. In 2001, she was inducted into the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. She has been an executive committee member of the Criminal Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association since 1995. She is a member of the NORML (National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws) legal committee and FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums).Attorney Knight is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. She also completed the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia.Ms. Knight resides in New Haven with her husband, Hugh Keefe, who is the senior and managing partner of Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante PC in New Haven, Connecticut. The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
Keith A. Hebeisen
Keith A. Hebeisen is a partner at ,Clifford Law Offices,. An outstanding personal injury attorney and one of the most respected medical malpractice attorneys in Chicago, Mr. Hebeisen is experienced in many practice areas, including complex areas of medical negligence, medical liability, and transportation liability. Clifford Law Offices is proud to have him on their team of malpractice attorneys in Chicago.Mr. Hebeisen has been a trial attorney for over 30 years. As part of the team of medical malpractice attorneys in Chicago, he is a highly respected leader in the legal community. He is known for his no-nonsense style and has garnered the respect of both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Mr. Hebeisen is knowledgeable in the law and in command of the facts of each clients case. He is thorough in the investigation, preparation, and trial of each of his cases, which are often highly complex and involve many defendants. Although Mr. Hebeisen concentrates his practice in the area of medical malpractice cases against doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, he has represented individuals in a wide variety of cases, including transportation, product liability, and toxic tort.To learn more about Mr. Hebeisen, click ,here,.
Chad D. Engelhardt
Chad is a patient safety advocate that takes pride in representing injured people against insurance companies, hospitals and big companies. Chad focuses his practice on the prosecution of complex medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. He fights to promote safety for all Michigan citizens by standing up for accountability and responsibility. His involvement in numerous cases has resulted in millions of dollars being recovered for his clients.Chad is also a leader in legal education. He is an award-winning adjunct professor and clinical field supervisor at Cooley Law Schools Ann Arbor campus, where he mentors students and teaches courses in litigation skills and medical malpractice. He also serves as the Michigan Association for Justices Education Chair and is a regular CLE speaker on medical negligence and litigation issues.Before becoming a trial lawyer, Chad fought for justice and safety as a law enforcement officer with a large police agency for over 12 years. He worked full-time during college and all through law school. During his law enforcement career, Chad served in the patrol services, corrections and court services divisions. He was a field training officer, was trained in investigations, qualified as an expert marksman and a defensive tactics instructor. He was also trained as a hostage negotiator and served on an elite tactical unit.Chad is a proud husband and the active father of three children. When not working, Chad enjoys bicycling and cooking, including catering charity dinner parties to benefit brain injured children.
The founder of The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. Gretchen Myers focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From her office in St. Louis, Missouri, she represents people throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Ms. Myers has handled have primarily included medical malpractice such as misdiagnoses, hospital negligence and surgical errors, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents.During her career, Ms. Myers has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of her plaintiffs. These have included an $11 million verdict in a case involving a big rig that hit her client, a $1.1 million award in a wrongful death lawsuit based on medical malpractice, and a $1.2 million settlement involving a misdiagnosis by emergency room practitioners. These and other results have earned Ms. Myers a membership in the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and she has received other recognition as well. The recipient of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, she has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America on multiple occasions.Ms. Myers is admitted to practice before all Missouri, Illinois, and California state courts, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. A 1981 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Missouri in both economics and political science, she subsequently obtained her Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri School of Law. She is the first woman to ever be named president of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C.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.
222 South Central Avenue, Suite 675,, SAINT LOUIS MO 63105
Renee Simon Lesser
Renee S. Lesser is a founding member and managing partner of Simon•Lesser PC. She specializes in complex personal injury claims, insurance defense and coverage litigation, and commercial litigation. For more than two decades, she has successfully defended churches, synagogues, schools, nursing homes, non-profit entities, as well as large and small businesses and individuals throughout New York State. Most of these cases involve allegations of personal injury, property damage or economic loss resulting from premises defects, sports related injuries, labor law claims, assaults, negligent supervision, and building design and maintenance claims. For example, in ,Ehrens v. Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, ,385 F.3d 232 (2d Cir. 2004), she obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on behalf of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and its Atlantic District on claims pertaining to an alleged sexual assault committed by a former pastor. In ,Young v. Brown,, 113 A.D.3d 761, 978 N.Y.S.2d 867 (2d Dept 2014), she obtained dismissal of claims asserted against a Church in connection with the sexual misconduct of a religious counselor. InSpielman v. Grace Gospel Church of Suffolk, Inc.77 A.D.3d 816, 910 N.Y.S.2d 105 (2d Dept 2010), she obtained dismissal of claims asserted against Church in connection with alleged sexual misconduct by a pastor. Other recent reported successess includeEgar v. Congregation Talmud Torah, ,885 N.Y.S.2d 711 (NY Sup. 2009), where she obtained dismissal of a personal injury claim involving a synagogues eruvwire located on a hospital property that had allegedly injured a patient, andYeshiva Ohr Torah Community School, Inc. v Zurich Am. Ins. Co,. 910 N.Y.S.2d 517 (2d Dept 2010), where she obtained reversal of summary judgment awarded to an indemnitor in connection with the claims of her clients, the indemnitee and its subrogee, for reimbursement of fees and expenses incurred in defending an underlying tort action.Ms. Lesser also has a history of securing significant awards in plaintiff personal injury cases, including a $6 million judgment obtained after trial against a property owner resulting from the sexual assault of a tenant. In a related bankruptcy proceeding, ,698 Flushing Realty Corp.355 B.R. 17 (Bnkr. E.D.N.Y. 2005), Ms. Lesser successfully moved for dismissal of the property owners bankruptcy petition filed after the judgment, and was awarded sanctions against the debtors counsel. In ,Christopher v. PharmaStem Therapeutics, Inc.824 N.Y.S.2d 761 (NY Sup. 2006), Ms. Lesser prosecuted an action for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and deceptive business practices against an umbilical cord blood preservation company which issued communications to obstetricians around the nation threatening them with claims for patent infringement if they collected cord blood for patients who intended to preserve such cord blood with other companies. Ms. Lessers representation of plaintiffs and defendants has given her a unique insight into the successful resolution of tort claims.
Robert Allen Piering
Attorney Robert Allen Piering is the founder of Sacramentos Piering Law Firm. At the firm, Mr. Piering focuses his legal practice on protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in Sacramento County and surrounding Northern California. Clients who have suffered personal injuries at the hands of negligent individuals, businesses and professionals have turned to him for over 20 years for representation in the following types of cases:,• Wrongful death,• Product liability,• General negligence,• Medical malpractice,• Nursing home neglect,• Elder abuse,Mr. Piering began his legal career in 1993 after earning his law degree from Lincoln Law School and his admission to The State Bar of California. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Californias courtrooms, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the U.S. Supreme Court have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.Over the past 20-plus years, attorney Piering has earned a reputation as a respectful, caring and professional lawyer who dedicates himself to his clients. This dedication has earned him a number of honors, including a Superb rating from Avvo and the 2013 Advocate of the Year award from Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, he has earned much recognition for his legal abilities. San Francisco magazine included him on its list of the Top Attorneys in Northern California in 2013.Mr. Piering is an active member of the legal community, and a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Bar Association, to name only a few. He also volunteers regularly for a number of local organizations, including United Cerebral Palsy of Sacramento and Northern California, where he is a board member, Lions Clubs International and Sacramento Childrens Home.
Anthony B. Holman
Anthony B. Holman is an attorney at the Philips Law Firm. From the firms offices in Cincinnati, he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, representing businesses and individuals throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Ohio since 2008, Mr. Holman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.Raised in Cincinnati, Mr. Holman has extensive experience in representing clients who are involved in breach of contract actions, shareholder and partner disputes, and other types of issues. His background also encompasses intellectual property and commercial real estate matters, and a portion of his practice includes personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he assists clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Throughout his career, Mr. Holman has been able to obtain favorable outcomes for his clients both in the courtroom and through negotiated settlements, and his colleagues have taken note of his successful track record and have awarded him an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo.As an undergraduate, Mr. Holman attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he majored in business and was a member of the schools University Honors Program before receiving a Bachelor of Science in 2004. Remaining in the state, he pursued his legal education at the University of Dayton School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008. While he was in law school, Mr. Holman served an externship with two judges on the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court and was an adviser to its Moot Court Team. He has been with his current firm since 2012.
Harvey G. Brown, Jr.
Harvey Brown joined the firm in 2019 and is a former state appeals court judge and former state district court judge in Harris County. Judge Brown served on the First Court of Appeals bench from 2010-2018. During his tenure, he was named Appellate Judge of the Year by the Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and Mentor of the Year by the Houston Young Lawyers Association and Texas Young Lawyers Association. He authored more than 1,000 opinions on the court. Judge Brown also served as a member of the Multidistrict Litigation panel for Texas since 2014.Judge Brown previously presided over the 152nd District Court in Harris County for more than six years, heard more than 150 jury trials and 200 bench trials, and served as the chair of a panel that administered the diet drug product liability litigation in Harris County.Prior to his judicial service he was in private practice for more than 20 years, handling both trials and appeals. He was also appointed as a special master in a case and also frequently retained as an arbitrator and mediator. He offers a wealth of expertise and insight for AZAs clients in litigation and appellate matters, as well as mediation and arbitration.Judge Brown is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, the Texas State Bar College, the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, the Garland Walker American Inn of Court, and the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. He is also a life member of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.A native Texan, Judge Brown earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas in 1978, graduating with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 1981 and was a member of the Texas Law Review and the Order of the Coif.
John P. Feroleto
Personal injury lawyer who has been representing clients in Buffalo, New York for over 30 years. With vast experience prosecuting lawsuits resulting from truck and auto accidents, work-related injuries, defective products, construction injuries, nursing home injuries, and wrongful death. I understand that it takes the highest level of personal attention and dedication to produce maximum results.
438 Main Street, 910 Main Cour Bldg,, Buffalo NY 14202
Steven T. Reich
Highly respected attorney Steven T. Reich is a partner at the Washington state law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Mr. Reich joined the firm in 2013, and he has since focused his practice on representing the interests of victims from Seattle, Tacoma and the surrounding areas in Washington state in cases related to the following:,Personal injury,Childhood sexual abuse,After earning his law degree from Gonzaga University, Mr. Reich began his legal career when the Idaho State Bar granted him admission in 1994. In addition to his approval to practice law in Idaho, Washington state, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court have all issued their approvals for him to practice in their courtrooms.For more than 20 years, Mr. Reich has dedicated his career to protecting his clients rights, and his many successes have earned him not only an excellent reputation but also a number of honors and awards. He has an Excellent rating from Avvo, and he has received a Distinguished peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he has appeared multiple times on Seattle area television as a commentator on legal topics.When Mr. Reich is not in the courtroom, advocating on behalf of victims, he is often found at legal functions. He is a member of numerous legal associations on local, state and national levels, including the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice.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.
Geoffrey E. Pope
Attorney Geoffrey E. Pope is a partner with Pope & Howard P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro area and all across the state, Mr. Pope focuses his practice on helping those adversely affected by defective products, medical malpractice, construction and motor vehicle accidents, and other preventable tragedies caused by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Widely regarded as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the region, Mr. Pope has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of those in need. Along with recovering millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, Mr. Pope has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including a Superb rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, the Daily Report voted him as one of 15 lawyers in the state On the Rise in 2017.With an extensive amount of experience defending insurance companies, health care providers and other companies against tortious claims, Mr. Pope understands the tactics required to help his plaintiff clients achieve the positive results they expect efficiently and effectively. He also uses his vast amount of legal knowledge to educate others, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region as well as having served on the adjunct legal faculty at Emory University School of Law.Mr. Pope began his legal career in 1993 after obtaining his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, he served on the editorial board for the Georgia Law Review and was placed second in Best Brief during the final rounds of the National Moot Court Competition. He was also a member of several honor societies and graduated law school Order of the Barristers.Since entering private practice, Mr. Pope has continued his involvement with his legal community. He is a former president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and he is a member of several local, state and national legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, among others.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.