After you’ve filed, you and your lawyer can try to settle your case with the assistance of a mediator, and you can bypass the jury system by arguing your claims to an arbitrator. Because of this, it’s a good idea to carry more liability insurance than your net worth. Do your homework, know what coverage is available, and make sure you and your family are protected from the most likely risks. Because you cannot get UM/UIM coverage in excess of your liability coverage, I recommend everyone get at least $100,000 per person/$300,000 per incident (100/300).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.
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.
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
- Grant Gillenwater
- Brett Berger
- Jason P. Schneider
- Alexander Jesus Limontes
- Richard W. Morefield
- Charles P. Kazarian
- Justin Randall
- Thomas F. Ramer
- Bryan Boender
- Andrew J. Levin
- Sanford Jossen
- Stephen R.H. Lewis
Grant Gillenwater focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation as an attorney at Morgan & Morgan PA. Working out of the national firms Melbourne, Florida, office, he represents clients throughout the state. Mr. Gillenwater is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.The primary portion of Mr. Gillenwaters practice involves his assisting people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of property owners and managers. These cases are governed by the theory of premises liability, and they include slips and falls, inadequate security and animal bites. In most cases, the owners were aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition on their property that led to the incident, but they failed to correct the situation or notify their licensees and invitees. Mr. Gillenwaters defendants have included hotels, retail establishments, parks, apartment complexes and amusement parks, and they have also included swimming pool owners and managers of parking lots. During his career, he has been successful in obtaining sizable jury awards on behalf of his clients, while in other instances he has been able to negotiate favorable settlements outside of the courtroom.Mr. Gillenwater obtained his undergraduate education at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. Remaining in the state, he then went on to attend Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, and he was a teaching assistant in trial advocacy before being awarded his Juris Doctor and being inducted into The Order of Barristers in 2012. His professional memberships include the Florida Justice Association, and he sits on the board of directors of a local nonprofit organization that assists low-income individuals and families.
Brett Berger represents individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of someone or something else. Brett has always had a passion for helping others and began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender helping the indigent defend themselves from criminal charges. In a span of three years, Brett tried more than 35 cases to verdict and defended well over a thousand criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to punishable by life felonies. Brett left the Public Defenders Office and defended the insurance companies and their individual insureds in negligence cases. After gaining incredible insight as to how insurance companies evaluate claims, Brett felt a higher calling to help those who were injured as opposed to working for the insurance companies. Brett now focuses his practice on automobile negligence, medical malpractice, trip/slip and falls, wrongful death, and negligent security.
101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700,, Tampa FL 33602
Jason P. Schneider
Attorney Jason P. Schneider is an associate with John J. Malm & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers in Naperville, Illinois. Serving clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties, and all of the surrounding areas, Mr. Schneider represents the rights and entitlements of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, premises liability accidents, defective products, dog bites and other preventable tragedies, Mr. Schneider tailors his approach specific to each clients situation to help increase the chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation to which each is entitled. He has earned a reputation as a compassionate attorney who understands the disruption and trauma his clients are experiencing in their lives, and he strives to do all he can to resolve their issues efficiently.Over the course of his more than eight years practicing law, he has achieved notable success, securing numerous substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and he has received recognition from AVVO as well as other client- and peer-review sources as being one of the top personal injury attorneys in the state.A 2008 cum laude graduate of Illinois State University, Mr. Schneider attended The John Marshall Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in 2011. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court team, and he served as student representative of The John Marshall Law Review. Along with practicing before all state courts in Illinois, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.A leader in his field, Mr. Schneider has several publications to his credit, and he has conducted a number of lectures and seminars across his region. He is also an active member of several local, state and national bar associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, and the DuPage County and Kane County bar associations, among others. He is also a member of the board of directors for TriCity Family Services, a non-profit that assists local individuals and families who cannot afford quality legal counsel.
Alexander Jesus Limontes
Alex has made it his mission to help victims of negligence at the Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC. As one of the only Spanish speaking Personal Injury Attorneys in Indiana, Alex has represented people all across the Country and Latin America. Alex has a devoted team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff, with a shared mission, allowing them to successfully collect tens of millions of dollars for their clients! As a result of his accomplished team, Alex was named to Best Lawyers in America in 2019 by his peers.
Richard W. Morefield
As one of the founding members of Morefield Speicher Bachman, LC, Richard W. Morefield is dedicated to representing clients in the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as throughout Kansas and Missouri. He focuses his practice on business litigation, wrongful death, and personal injury, handling cases that include the following issues: brain injuries; car, truck and motorcycle accidents; dangerous or defective products; and a wide variety of business disputes.In 1983, Mr. Morefield graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and legal studies. He earned a full merit-based scholarship to The University of Kansas School of Law and graduated in 1986. While in law school, he was a member of the schools national moot court team. Later, Mr. Morefield pursued additional training in mediation through the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is on the list of approved mediators for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.Litigating on behalf of someone who has been injured requires strong legal skills as well as compassion, and Mr. Morefield gives both of these to his clients. Following law school, he gained valuable experience representing insurance companies and large corporations allowing him to bring a unique perspective to the plaintiff cases he now handles. Through his commitment to pursuing justice he has obtained many settlements and verdicts for his clients, including a nearly $2.5 million award in a wrongful death suit that is one of the areas largest verdicts.Mr. Morefields successes have earned him the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2013, The National Trial Lawyers inducted him into its distinguished invitation-only Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization, which limits membership to a select number of attorneys from each state. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyersin the State of Kansas by the American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2015, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named him one of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in the State of Kansas.In an effort to share his experience with others, Mr. Morefield has spoken to his peers on many occasions and has given lectures on tort law, trial techniques, trial advocacy and appellate advocacy. In 2019, he will serve on the faculty for the TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy in Reno, Nevada. He will be training less experienced lawyers in how to succeed in the courtroom. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Throughout his career, Mr. Morefield has provided leadership in several organizations, including the Lawyers Association of Kansas City, where he served as president, and the American Bar Association where he has served in a variety of leadership roles. 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.
Charles P. Kazarian
Attorney Charles P. Kazarian is founder and lead attorney at Kazarian Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Kazarian focuses his practice on attorney and legal malpractice and has extensive experience in business matters, civil rights and personal injury law.Mr. Kazarian serves clients in Boston and cities including Brookline, Cambridge, Cape Cod, Concord, Framingham, Lawrence, Needham, Plymouth, Quincy, Springfield, Stoughton, Waltham, Woburn and Worcester. He practices in Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties as well as throughout New England in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island communities.In addition to all Massachusetts state courts, Mr. Kazarian is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. He has more than three decades of experience serving individuals and businesses who are the victims of malpractice by attorneys who have mishandled bankruptcy, business, divorce, employment rights,personal injury and other types of matters.Over the course of his years in practice, Mr. Kazarian has recovered substantial compensation for the clients he serves. His success and accomplishments have earned him the highest rating of AV Preeminent by the respected peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, rating of Superb by AVVO, and of course Top Lawyer in the field of plaintiffs professional negligence litigation.Active in the legal community, Mr. Kazarian is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and belongs to the organizations Civil Litigation Section. He is also an active member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He is a frequent invited speaker at legal education seminars, and is regularly asked for comment by journalists covering legal malpractice news.Mr. Kazarian graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelors degree in English and earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. At Northeastern, he received the high honor of being elected valedictorian of the class of 1980.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.
As a managing attorney at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys, Justin Randall offers aggressive legal advocacy to those who have suffered injury due to the negligent acts of others. Focusing his practice on personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security Disability, Mr. Randall generally handles cases involving a range of complex issues, including the following: bike accidents, boat accidents, bus accidents, burn injuries, brain injuries, dog bites, slips and falls, dangerous drugs, and wrongful death. He serves clients throughout the Las Vegas, Nevada, area.Before earning a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law, Mr. Randall attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From there, he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and communication and served as president of the student body during his senior year.In addition to their physical pain and suffering after a serious injury accident, people may face a range of other challenges. Lost wages, unexpected medical bills and other losses may create unnecessary turmoil for families during already difficult times. Striving to alleviate his clients stresses and help them obtain the compensation they need and deserve, Mr. Randall provides customized guidance and personal attention. Over the course of his career, he has received several awards and recognitions, including being named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Mr. Randall is admitted to practice law in the states of Nevada, California and Arizona, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Staying active in the legal community, he is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the State Bar of California, and the State Bar of Arizona.
Thomas F. Ramer
Thomas F. Ramer is a founder and managing partner of Ganly Ramer & Strom, which specializes in personal injury and workers compensation law in Ashville and throughout western North Carolina.A practicing attorney since 1984, Mr. Ramer is a member of:,The North Carolina State Bar Association and its Workers Compensation Section,The 28th Judicial District Bar Association,The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Workers Compensation Section and a past member of its Workers Compensation Section Executive Committee,The Workplace Injury Litigation Group and its past North Carolina director,The American Bar Association,Recognitions and honors that Mr. Ramer and his law firm have earned include:,An AV rating as a law firm that is pre-eminent in its areas of practice,Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for achieving numerous verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million for accident victims and their families,Mr. Ramer believes strongly in fighting for the rights of injured workers, whether through negotiation or in court. He is willing to aggressively litigate claims to protect the rights of the injured and their families. In the past 10 years, his law firm has litigated more claims to hearings based on decisions published by the North Carolina Industrial Commission and litigated more appeals than any other Asheville law firm. CV, BV and AV 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. The AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell is limited to the top 5 percent of all lawyers.
Attorney Bryan Boender is a founding partner with the Boender & Kerns, Attorneys, LLC, law firm in Eugene, Oregon. Regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the region, Mr. Boender devotes his practice primarily to criminal defense and representing college students facing disciplinary hearings regarding code of conduct violations, including violations involving sexually related offenses. He also has extensive experience handling personal injury claims as well as advocating for the rights and entitlements of U.S. veterans.In all cases, Mr. Boender is fully committed to protecting his clients basic civil rights and liberties, and he has earned a reputation as a tenacious trial attorney who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for those he serves.A U.S. Army veteran himself, Mr. Boender holds a special regard for those who served our country, and he established one of the first free legal clinics in the state devoted exclusively to helping veterans in need.While pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Boender served with the Oregon Army National Guard as a JAG-certified law clerk, where he prosecuted cases involving military justice violations. This experience provided him with a unique and invaluable insight that enables him to more effectively address and represent the legal needs of former service members.After graduating from Seattle University in 1998, Mr. Boender attended Rutgers University, where he obtained a Master of Science in public policy in 2000. He then actively served with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, completing a 15-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.Following this, he returned to the United States and enrolled at the University of Oregon School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2012. Selected as a Tillman Military Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation, he was also the recipient of the Nicole Richardson Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award.He received his license to practice from the Oregon State Bar in 2012, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Andrew J. Levin
Mr. Levin is a founding partner of DiFiore Levin, LLC. Specializing in Criminal Defense, he helps clients successfully navigate through the courtroom and surrounding legal issues. Mr. Levin has tried numerous cases to verdict, achieving against all oddsresults before Juries and Judges alike. His cases have been featured in The Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other prominent news outlets.He ensures that each case he handles receives fact investigations, effective litigation, and tenacious courtroom presentation.
200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400,, Conshohocken PA 19428
Mr. Jossen has practiced law for 37 years with an emphasis on all aspects of personal injury including sexual molestation cases; government claims; automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents; uninsured motorist claims; insurance and bad faith claims; legal malpractice; and attorney-client fee disputes. He has presided over more than 3,500 mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Jossen has served as a Referee in the Los Angeles Superior Court Dependency and Delinquency Divisions. He has initiated several class-action-type lawsuits on behalf of children and others. His work has been covered by the ,Los Angeles Times,, the ,Los Angeles Daily Journal,, and ,Los Angeles Lawyer,. Mr. Jossen has litigated in both trial and appellate courts. He has recovered millions for his clients.
Stephen R.H. Lewis
Stephen R.H. Lewis is an attorney at Covington Patrick Hagins Stern & Lewis, LLC, located in Greenville, South Carolina. Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides representation to people throughout the state who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. In addition, Mr. Lewis assists business and individual policyholders whose claims have been denied in bad faith by their insurance companies. Admitted to practice in South Carolina, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.The types of cases that Mr. Lewis has handled in his personal injury practice have arisen out of automobile collisions, medical malpractice, premises liability and nursing home negligence. During his career, he has been able to obtain many sizable jury awards and negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients, and this has led to his membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His successful track record has led to other recognition from his colleagues as well. The recipient of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Lewis has been named to the American Trial Lawyers Top 100, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2008, and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2009. In addition, he has been listed as one of South Carolinas Top 100 Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates.A graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1986, Mr. Lewis obtained his legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1989. He has delivered presentations on topics related to his practice area to the South Carolina Association for Justice and other professional groups.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.