In order to overcome this bias, an injured person must do everything right in order to have the best chance of making a full recovery. I personally prefer AAA for this service, but you may be able to get the same or comparable service through your insurance company. When it comes to your auto insurance coverage, you can’t rely on an agent to tell you what you need. It had a front seat, a back seat, and what my sister and I called “the backest.” Back in those days, people rarely used seat belts, and kids were often free to move around the car.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
- Cameron L. Hogan
- Tara Knight
- Will Corrigan
- Melvyn D. Saperstein
- George R. Thompson
- Rosemarie Arnold
- Paul Lagnese
- Arash Homampour
- Keith Philip More
- John Maniscalco
- John Gatzke
- J. Michael McGarity
Cameron L. Hogan
A partner at Lloyd & Hogan, Cameron L. Hogan offers legal representation to clients in Birmingham, Alabama, and throughout the state, as well as in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee. Focusing his practice on personal injury, Mr. Hogan is committed to protecting the rights of those who are harmed by the negligence or intentional actions of others. To that end, he also accepts wrongful death and business litigation cases.When people are injured in a motor vehicle collision or some other type of accident, they may face many challenges. In addition to mental and physical pain, these might include mounting medical expenses and lost wages. Mr. Hogan helps clients explore their financial options, including seeking personal injury compensation, workers compensation or Social Security Disability benefits. With each case he handles, Mr. Hogan listens to his clients needs and offers them customized legal guidance to aid them in achieving justice. He knows that their cases are often the most important thing going on in his clients lives at the time, which is why he keeps them informed throughout the legal process.Over the course of his career, Mr. Hogan has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Hogan. He is a member of several professional associations, including the Alabama State Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association and the Alabama Association for Justice.Mr. Hogan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Sciences in finance from The University of Alabama. He then went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Samford University Cumberland School of Law.AV®, BV®, 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
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
The founder of Corrigan Law, PLLC, William M. Corrigan focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters. He provides representation to clients throughout the Louisville, Kentucky, greater metropolitan area who are facing state or federal misdemeanor or felony charges, including driving under the influence, drug possession and trafficking, white collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and forgery, rape, child pornography, domestic violence, and prostitution. Mr. Corrigan also has experience with personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving medical malpractice and truck and other motor vehicle accidents.Raised in Louisville, Mr. Corrigan attended the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate, where he majored in sociology and received a Bachelor of arts in 2006. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. Upon graduation, Mr. Corrigan joined the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation, where he spent more than two years as a staff trial attorney representing indigent defendants. He then was an associate at an area insurance defense firm before founding his own firm in April 2013. Admitted to practice before all Kentucky state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.Mr. Corrigan has received an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo. He stays abreast of current developments in his practice areas through his active participation in the Kentucky Bar Association and other legal groups. He has also served his community through his membership on the board of directors of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, a nonprofit organization.
Melvyn D. Saperstein
Melvyn D. Saperstein is an attorney at Fried Saperstein Sakwa, PC, in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Mr. Saperstein has more than 50 years of experience and devotes his practice to all aspects of personal injury law. He serves injured clients in Bingham Farms, Franklin, Southfield and the metropolitan Detroit region.Mr. Saperstein is a highly respected personal injury attorney and member of his legal community. He handles matters involving automobile accidents and other catastrophic injuries. He provides a high standard of personalized service to his clients and works with all major insurance companies.Over the course of his career, Mr. Saperstein has successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. He maximizes his clients no-fault benefits and ultimate recoveries through all available legal reimbursements, including assisted care, uninsured motorist and work loss claims. In addition to his experience as a litigator, he is regularly appointed to arbitrate or mediate pending matters by both plaintiff and defense attorneys.Outside of running his law firm, Mr. Saperstein is active in his legal and professional communities. Over the years, he has served in various roles and is a former member of the executive board of the Michigan Association for Justice. In honor of his successful career, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent rating.Mr. Saperstein received a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and earned his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He acquired his license to practice law in 1966, which made him eligible to appear before all Michigan state courts.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.
31700 Telegraph Rd, Suite 120,, FRANKLIN MI 48025
George R. Thompson
George Thompson graduated from the University of Michigan and was licensed to practice law in 1978. He worked as a clerk for the Court of Appeals for one year, before entering private practice in Traverse City. Although his practice was initially broader, it quickly became dominated by civil liability claims involving serious personal injury or death. Within that area of practice, Thompon has particular expertise in Michigans complicated No Fault and medical malpractice compensation schemes. After serving on State Bar Committees involving trial practice, he served one year as the Chairman of the Bars Civil Procedure Committee. Concomitantly with his trial practice helping injury victims, Thompson has dedicated a significant measure of his professional time to assisting the disadvanatged through ,pro bono, litigation and through service on Community Boards including Community Mental Health, Goodwill Industries, Third Level Legal Aid Clinic and the Safe Harbor Emergency Shelter. He was a prime mover behind the creation of the Hospitality House that serves Munson Medical Center, as a result of his contact with a northern Michigan family pursuing a malpractice claim. He has been asked to speak on civil litigation and trial skills issues on many occasions, before the Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and several other groups. He was recognized as a Superlawyer at its inception in Michigan, and similarly recognized a dozen times since.
Named a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Rosemarie Arnold is also the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices Rosemarie Arnold. She represents clients in New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey, in legal matters of personal injury, specifically cases of premises liability, products liability, wrongful death and motor vehicle accidents. With 100 percent of her practice devoted to litigation, she is not afraid to go the distance to get the compensation her clients deserve.Ms. Arnold is a member of the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Nevada, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association, and she is a barrister for the Morris Pashman American Inn of Court. Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Nevada, she has over 30 years of experience, is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club, and sits on the board of trustees for the Leonard Melfi Foundation and the Rebeka Vera Foundation.After graduating from State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in 1983, she went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1986 from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Arnold is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States District Court of New Jersey.She has been named Woman of the Year by the Bergen County Chapter of Girl Scouts of America, one of the top women attorneys in metropolitan New York and New Jersey by The New York Times and works closely with sexual abuse victims and has achieved extraordinary results for them.
Paul has spent the last 13 years mainly representing people who have been injured as a result of the negligence or carelessness of doctors and hospitals. His cases have invovled mistakes made during labor and delivery, emergency room visits, failure to diagnose and properly treat cancer, and during surgery.Paul has also had cases involving injuries that people have suffered at construction site and public business locations.Pauls legal skills have been recognized by his peers as evidenced by his selection into the Allegheny Academy of Trial Lawyers, his AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell and his selection in The Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice in Pittsburgh every year since 2008.
Arash Homampour, an attorney with The Homampour Law Firm, devotes the majority of his practice to representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He also represents clients in matters related to employment, labor law and insurance bad faith. Mr. Homampour is an accomplished trial attorney who dedicates his entire practice to litigation. He provides representation to clients throughout Southern California, including the Los Angeles metropolitan area.After receiving a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California, Mr. Homampour earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School. Admitted to practice in California, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Since beginning of his legal career, Mr. Homampour has secured judgments and settlements for his clients in excess of $500 million. Although the specifics varied between each action, representative cases include a suit about dangerous roads filed against a state government agency, an action against a ladder manufacturer for product liability and a lawsuit against major corporations for failing to provide safe premises.In 2015 alone, he recovered verdicts/judgments of $16.3 million (motorcycle rider suffered a head injury), $5.6 million (wrongful death of 83 year old), $60 million (wrongful death of mother in fire started by a defective space heater), $14.2 million (dangerous condition wrongful death case for lack of warning signs against Caltrans) and $14 million (insurance bad faith failure to settle.)In 2016, the Los Angeles Daily Journal recognized him as one of the Top Plaintiff Attorneys in the State. In 2010, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles named Mr. Homampour its Trial Lawyer of the Year, and in 2007, the Los Angeles Daily Journal recognized him on its list of Top 20 Under 40 attorneys. Mr. Homampour is a member of the American Association for Justice and Consumer Attorneys of California and is a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities.During his career, Mr. Homampour has presented a variety of topics at numerous seminars, conferences and other professional gatherings. These have included lecturing on trial, technology, discovery, lawsuits against public entities and cross-examining defense experts. Mr. Homampour is also the author of several published works on litigation techniques and strategies.He is also a legal commentator on various TV news shows, including CNN.
15303 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1450,, Sherman Oaks CA 91403
Keith Philip More
As a partner and trial attorney with the Bentley & More, LLP, law firm in Irvine, California, Keith Philip More focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and workers compensation claims. With 29 years of legal experience, Mr. More uses his extensive skills and resources to recover the maximum amount of compensation and benefits possible for those injured at work as well as those who suffered an injury or loss because of another partys negligent or reckless actions.Mr. More began his legal career in 1989 after receiving his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and his license to practice from The State Bar of California. In 1990, the Illinois State Bar Association also admitted him to practice.Throughout his career, he has secured several settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million, including a $14.7 million verdict in a workers compensation case, the largest award ever in California. As a result of his success, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.A consummate professional, Mr. More remains active in a number of legal organizations, including the Orange County Bar Association, where he served as co-chair to the workers compensation section from 2004-2005. He has also held several leadership positions within the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, having once served as its president, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.In addition to practicing law, Mr. More uses his in-depth knowledge of the law to educate and train other attorneys, delivering speeches on various legal topics before a variety of legal associations, including The State Bar of California.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.
Attorney John Maniscalco is a partner at Gette Law PLLC in Frisco, Texas. Mr. Maniscalco devotes his practice to personal injury law, handling large loss subrogation matters involving cyber loss and recovery. He also handles business disputes, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and product liability cases. He represents clients throughout the Frisco, Texas, region.Mr. Maniscalco has several years of experience negotiating and litigating cases involving catastrophes such as fires, hurricanes, generator failures and industrial explosions. He provides advice on a variety of legal topics such as appraisals, coverage, damage and repairs. Over the course of his years in practice, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for individuals injured due to catastrophic injuries caused by negligence.As a result of his success, The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the top 40 under 40and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named him one of the top 10 under 40attorneys. In addition to his practice, he provides pro bono representation to Frisco residents in matters involving bankruptcy, insurance and real property.Mr. Maniscalco graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University with a bachelors degree. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, also graduating cum laude. He earned his law license in 2011.Mr. Maniscalco is qualified to practice in all Texas state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Prior to becoming a partner at Gette Law PLLC, he practiced at two Texas-based law firms.
John Gatzke is a managing partner of Gatzke Law, LLC, located in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Representing clients throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties, he focuses the majority of his practice on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by others in motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, premises and product liability cases, and pedestrian accidents. The remainder of Mr. Gatzkes practice is devoted for the most part to workers compensation matters, helping people who have been injured on the job or who have contracted an occupational disease to obtain their rightful benefits. He also handles civil litigation, probate disputes and has experience in real estate zoning and development.As an undergraduate, Mr. Gatzke attended the University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point and received a Bachelor of Science in communications in 2007. He subsequently pursued his legal studies at Marquette University Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2012. Admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts, Mr. Gatzke is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.During his career, Mr. Gatzke has obtained jury awards and settlements in excess of $1 million for his clients. An active participant in several professional organizations, he is a member of the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association for Justice and the Waukesha County Bar Association.
J. Michael McGarity
J. Michael McGarity is the founder of The McGarity Group, a law firm in Buford, Georgia. A highly experienced trial lawyer, Mr. McGarity focuses his practice on personal injury law, representing clients in Buford and throughout Gwinnett County, Georgia, who have been injured in accidents.Mr. McGarity graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.A former prosecutor for the Gwinnett County District Attorneys office, Mr. McGarity has taken hundreds of cases to trial over the course of his career. He was also appointed as a Special Master of the Supreme Court of Georgia in disciplinary hearings. After entering private practice, he worked on complex litigation cases with two Georgia law firms before founding his own firm.Professional organizations that Mr. McGarity belongs to include the Gwinnett County Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association for Justice and the Litigation Counsel of America. He is vice president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization composed of lawyers who have recovered verdicts or settlements of $2 million or more for their clients.Actively involved in his local community, Mr. McGarity is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber Executive Committee and Board and the Rotary Club of Gwinnett County. He is also the chairman of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.
1305 Mall of Georgia Boulevard, Suite 100,, Buford GA 30519