Some are about me, but some are about my clients. The next day, the claims adjuster called the hospital room, wanting to take a recorded statement. That means it will use all of the tactics the other driver’s insurance would use—denying fault for the accident, blaming your injuries on something else, and arguing that your treatment was excessive. While no one should get unnecessary treatment, the failure to get necessary care following an injury can significantly reduce the value of your legitimate claim.Read More
American Samoa 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.
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.
The various types of product defects: The person making a claim regarding product liability is expected to show that the defective product caused them some form of injury. In addition, the defective product must be dangerous beyond reason. Any theory of liability constitutes these two essential components. Below are mentioned three such legal theories that allows users to claim product liability.
- Defects in design: This theory states that a flaw in the product design is essentially unsafe to use or even manufacture.
- Defects in manufacturing: The theory is applicable to the flaws that come about while manufacturing or assembling the product.
- Lack of warning: This theory states that products that do not contain reasonably sufficient warning labels are deemed flawed.
But instances arise when some products are considered unsafe beyond measure and cannot be made any safer than they already are. In such instances, it is required on the part of the suppliers as well as the manufacturers to provide explicit warnings to the consumers about the dangers of the product’s use.
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
- William D. Bone
- Joel H. Brown
- Will Corrigan
- Frederick J. Goetz
- Jeffrey E. Strauss
- Kathy Love
- Rob Sullivan
- Timothy H. Hanna
- Thomas R. Kline
- Todd M. Friedman
- Geraldine Ly
- Christopher Peck
William D. Bone
As a co-founder of Larmoyeux & Bone located in West Palm Beach, Florida, Bill Bone brings three decades of experience to his representation of clients throughout Florida in various areas of civil litigation. He is recognized in West Palm Beach, FL as a ,personal injury attorney,, and ,car accident attorney,. He handles insurance claims, product liability, and complex multi-party negligence cases. He is certified as a specialist in civil trial law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.After graduating in 1981 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, where he was named to the University of Florida Hall of Fame, Mr. Bone attended the University of Florida College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1984. Admitted to practice in Florida, he worked for an area personal injury firm and then as a sole practitioner before co-founding Larmoyeux & Bone Trial Lawyers PL.Seeking to share his experiences with fellow attorneys, Mr. Bone is an active participant in several professional organizations. A member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Florida Justice Association, he has served as chairman of different committees of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. An active member of South Floridas civic and charitable community, Mr. Bone is the current chairman of the Town of Palm Beach Centennial Commission, a trustee of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County. He also gives generously of his time to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and, as an avid cyclist, is the sponsor of the Bill Bone Racing Team.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.
Joel H. Brown
Before joining the firm as a partner in 2013, Joel H. Brown was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chief Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in 2009. Joel was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1971 and had been practicing personal injury law as a civil trial lawyer prior to his appointment by former Governor Bob Martinez to the County Court in 1990. Following his appointment, Joel served as Associate Administrative Judge of the County Court, Criminal Traffic Division, and then served as Administrative Judge of the County Court, Criminal Division.In 1994, he was appointed by former Governor Lawton Chiles to the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, and in that capacity, he served in several different divisions, including Administrative Judge of the Family Division (2001–2009). He later served as the Chair of the Chief Judges Judicial Administration Committee (2011–2012).Joel is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Board certification recognizes lawyers special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism, and ethics in practice.As a native Floridian, Joel was born, raised, and spent his formative years in Florida Beach, Florida. He majored in accounting and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He continued his education and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Florida Levin School of Law. Joel served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for six years, from 1969-1975.
2 S Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100,, Miami FL 33131
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.
Frederick J. Goetz
Frederick J. Goetz is an attorney at Goetz & Eckland P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Goetz has more than two decades of experience in areas of law including appellate advocacy, business litigation, civil rights, construction, criminal defense, day care defense, insurance defense, personal injury and product advocacy.After earning a bachelors degree from Carleton College, Mr. Goetz attained his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota since 1987 and has been involved with a great deal of significant cases during his legal career.Throughout his career, Mr. Goetz has served in many roles for a variety of professional and legal organizations. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. He also belongs to the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates, is a member of the Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court and has served on the board of stewards and the board of deacons for Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.For his dedication to the legal profession, Mr. Goetz has received numerous accolades. He was named one of the Best Attorneys Onlinein the area of construction law in 2014 and one of the Best Recommended Insurance Attorneysin 2015 by A.M. Best. He also holds the rating of AV Preeminent, the highest possible, from the attorney peer review group Martindale-Hubbell.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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Banks Building, 615 First Avenue NE, Suite 425,, Minneapolis MN 55413
Jeffrey E. Strauss
With our firm you will have the personal service and attention to pursue a case in which anothers wrongdoing caused you damage, injury and altered your life and the lives of those who are affected by your losses. We work closely to know the case, know the law, and to be successful. We are aggressive and seek the best results whether by settlement or by trial from those who were negligent and were wrongdoers. We focus on clients with serious injuries;we are not general practitioners in many areas of law; we are specialists. We specialize in medical malpractice cases, automobile crashes, truck crashes, burn cases, dangerous product and machine cases and legal malpractice. We also handle litigation and malpractice matters in the New Jersey Superior Court, New York Supreme Court and Federal Court. We seek substantial financial recoveries for those who were victims of wrongdoing. Our track record is our proof. We are devoted to your needs when much has been wrongfully taken from you. We are seeking to do justice and to change your life for the better. This gives the meaning to what we do.
Kathy Love is a partner at McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A. located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Focusing her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, she represents clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, truck accidents, nursing home neglect and defective products. Ms. Love also assists people whose civil rights have been violated, such as a 2014 case in which she represented the family members of a victim of police brutality. Ms. Love received a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University in 1991. She then went on to attend DePaul University College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1995. After graduation, Ms. Love spent several years with the Law Offices of the Public Defender of the state of New Mexico before joining her current firm in 2000. She is admitted to practice in New Mexico as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Highly regarded by her fellow attorneys for her track record and professionalism, Ms. Love has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, Ms. Loves memberships have included the American Association for Justice, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is frequently asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars on trial tactics and similar topics. , 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.
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108
Timothy H. Hanna
Tim was born in Barberton, OH in 1958, is a graduate of the University of Akron School of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1985. Tim has been an officer of Leiby Hanna Rasnick Towne Evanchan Palmisano & Hobson, LLC since 1995 and has devoted his practice to representing injured individuals throughout his career. For over 28 years Tim has been dedicated to handling complex damage cases, including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from automobile accidents, truck accidents, work place accidents, defective products and medical negligence. Tim holds the highest legal, professional, and empathetic standards in his work with clients. If you are faced with an unfortunate and traumatic personal injury, wrongful death, or other catastrophic damage case you will want to be able to depend on your attorney to provide the most thorough legal attention with full respect for the sensitive nature of the circumstances.Tim has been selected toOhio Top Lawyers,2009-present,. He is a member of the Ohio Association for Justice, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Akron Bar Association.Areas of Practice:,Personal Injury,Wrongful Death,Automobile Collisions,Motorcycle Collisions,Truck AccidentsWork Place Injuries,Construction Injuries,Defective Products,Medical Negligence,In keeping with the Ethics Rules of the Ohio Supreme Court and the privacy of our Clients, Leiby Hanna Rasnick Towne Evanchan Palmisano & Hobson, LLC does not publish, advertise or broadcast the specific amounts of settlements. We may be able to discuss the results of past cases with you privately.
388 South Main Street, Suite 402,, Akron OH 44311
Thomas R. Kline
In three decades of practicing personal injury law, Thomas R. Kline has forged an incomparable record of courtroom victoriessome with remarkable results against seemingly incredible odds. As a result Kline has received a litany of accolades and recognition, including his elected position as immediate past president of the ,Inner Circle of Advocates,, described by ,The Washington Post, as a select group of 100 of the nations most celebrated trial lawyers.,Kline also has been honored for nine consecutive years, 2004 through 2012, as the No. 1 attorney in Pennsylvania by ,Top Lawyers, magazine. He was also chosen in 2010 as among the top 500 Leading Lawyers in America and as the leading personal injury plaintiffs lawyer in Pennsylvaniaby the survey group ,Lawdragon,, which also called Kline one of Philadelphias legendary litigators.The publication ,Best Lawyers, selected Kline as ,Philadelphia Personal Injury Litigator of the Year for 2009, and ,Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2010, while listing him among the nations best lawyers every year since 1995. Kline was named to the ,National Law Journals, Winners Hall of Fame. And Kline was referred to recently by the Editorial Board of the ,The Philadelphia Inquirer, as the high-powered plaintiffs attorney... who has won a number of eight-figure awards for clients injured or killed due to negligence or incompetence by businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit health-care providers.,Yet Kline, a former sixth grade school teacher from Hazleton, Pa. counts among his greatest honors the letters of thanks he has received from people and families he has represented, clients who suffered severe injuries or the loss of a loved one, clients for whom he was able to obtain a measure of justice.Kline has appeared on hundreds of television news programs and been featured or quoted in hundreds more newspaper and magazine articles. In a cover story, the ,Philadelphia Daily News, summarized Klines career in a profile titled ,Wheels of Justice: The lawyer who beat SEPTA,, an article in which Kline was described as the Babe Ruth of personal injury litigation. The newspaper story followed the celebrated ,Hall v. SEPTA case,, which resulted in a $51 million verdict for a four-year-old boy whose foot was torn off in a subway escalator. The 1999 case against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority also resulted in Klines selection to the Winners edition of ,The National Law Journal,, which included him among Ten of Americas Top Litigators. In 2009 the publication selected Kline to its Winning Hall of Fame as one of fewer than 100 lawyers selected for compiling significant bench or jury trial verdicts and who has a record of success over many years.”
Todd M. Friedman
Todd M. Friedman is the founding partner of the Law Office of Todd M. Friedman, PC, with offices in Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, California. Representing clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, he focuses his practice primarily on employment law matters, assisting employees who have been harmed in cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Mr. Friedman also represents consumers in both individual lawsuits and class action litigation, who are seeking to protect their rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and similar federal and state statutes.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998, Mr. Friedman then pursued his legal education at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. He was a partner at a Los Angeles consumer rights law firm before founding his current firm in 2009. Admitted to practice in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania, Mr. Friedman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.Mr. Friedman is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow attorneys, including the National Association of Consumer Advocates, on topics relating to his practice areas. The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals invited him in 2014 to give his perspective as a consumer plaintiffs attorney. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Friedman has been given a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He stays abreast of current developments in his field through his active participation in a variety of legal associations, including the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
This is Geraldine Ly and SHE IS who you want for your case! ,Geraldine Ly has fought tirelessly for 23 years for her clients across Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties of Southern California. She is firmly described as tenacious, aggressive, detail-oriented, strong, yet kind, understanding and relatable. She embodies the idea of the size of the fight in the dog!”who perseveres and persists regardless of the opponents size. She litigates from a detail-oriented, aggressive approach on workers compensation and personal injury cases.A prime example is her work on behalf of the San Bernardino terrorist attack victims, resulting in local and national attention through radio, television, news and in print. As a result of her compassion and determination, she inspired a state legislator to amend existing laws that were unfavorable to these victims. This tenacity is respected by not only her clients but her colleagues as evident by earning a 10.0 Superbrating from peers and 5-stars from clients on Avvo. Having obtained several seven-figure settlements and awards on behalf of her clients, Ms. Ly is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. She is an active participant in multiple legal groups working to benefit the entire community in Southern California as not only an attorney but also an attorney advisor to youth in peer court. She will be president of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in 2018, after serving as a board member since 2009. Her flexibility to work on behalf of clients, youth, and other lawyers makes Geraldine Ly ,The Attorney for YOU!!
2677 North Main Street, Suite 225,, Santa Ana CA 92705
Attorney Christopher R. Peck devotes his practice to car accident law and personal injury law. He operates Law Offices of Christopher Peck and represents clients throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County area.Mr. Peck earned a bachelors degree in philosophy with a minor in business from USC. He went on to graduate from Santa Clara University School of Law and has been licensed to practice law since 2007. He is admitted before all California state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.Before forming Law Offices of Christopher Peck, Mr. Peck was practiced law at major defense law firms dedicated to defending doctors, hospitals, medical organizations, nursing homes, and trucking companies in catastrophic injury cases. He gained extensive litigation experience while in defending his clients and was lead counsel in many high-exposure and complex cases. Mr. Pecks defense background also had a strong emphasis in medical issues, which is now put to use helping his individual clients in all types of injury cases.Mr. Peck has helped many clients obtain six-figure settlements for their injuries prior to any lawsuit bring filed. When cases do require litigation, however, Mr. Peck draws upon his extensive litigation experience to fight for his clients.In addition to operating his legal practice, Mr. Peck is actively involved in his local legal community and belongs to various professional organizations. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.