If you do these things, your chances of getting fair compensation for your injuries dramatically improve. That wasn’t enough to cover even the first day of Sandy’s medical bills. With this kind of coverage, there is no deductible, no copay, no network, and no referral requirement. The only requirement is that the treatment be reasonable, accident-related, and medically necessary. Further, it costs a lot to take a case to trial.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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The fact is that delay is built into the system. Nothing can replace a consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss the facts about your particular claim. If they make any new offers, write them a letter asking them the basis for their new offer. 515, 516- 17(1999), sets the standard: a party seeking to recover for damage to the vehicle has two options in proving the amount of damage. The 17c formula does not fit either one of these methods and should be excluded.Read More
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Kelly J. McDonald
- Ronald A. Karp
- Andrew D. Alpert
- David Klein
- Joshua D. Gropper
- Mitchell J. Sassower
- Timothy H. Hanna
- Richard C. Levine
- Joseph E. O'Connor
- John A. Becker
- Bradley W. Pratt
- John D. Steel
Kelly J. McDonald
For 15 years, Kelly J. McDonald has been helping families in the Phoenix metro area. At The Law Offices of Kelly J. McDonald, PLLC, he assists his clients in matters regarding elder law, probate litigation, estate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship matters, ALTCS and long-term care planning, estate planning, and special needs trusts and administration. Mr. McDonald understands the needs and circumstances of his clients, and uses his skill and experience to guide clients through the complex legal process. He also helps health care professionals who are facing disputes with their respective licensing boards.Mr. McDonald studied nursing at the University of Cincinnati, earning both Bachelor of Education and an associate degree from the institution with honors. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1988.Mr. McDonald has contributed to many educational presentations to the legal community covering topics such as elder abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, discovery and disclosure in litigation, and expert witness presentation. He has also contributed his experience and knowledge through articles for legal organizations, including over 10 articles for the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.Mr. McDonald served on the executive council for the State Bar of Arizona Elder Law Section and as a state delegate for the American Association for Justice. He is also a volunteer attorney with the Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program.Assisting in Mr. McDonalds law practice is his associate, Katie Warner. Ms. Warner earned her law degree from Phoenix School of Law in 2011. During law school, she was a managing board member of the Phoenix Law Review. Recognized for her work in trusts and estates, Ms. Warner received the Cali Excellence for the Future Award in the fall of 2010. She also volunteers her legal skills in estate planning for Arizonas first responders through the Wills for Heroes Organization.
Ronald A. Karp
Managing Partner, Ronald A. Karp, has been engaged in major truck accident litigation, which has been featured on the front page of ,The, ,Washington Post, and on ,NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,. He has secured a $9.4 million payout for the victim of a truck accident and in the last 12 months alone he secured $6M in two truck accident cases. Ron has not limited his practice to trucking cases alone and continues to be active in a wide variety of serious personal injury cases.Ron is proud that he is respected by his peers and has been selected year after year to appear in Best Lawyers in America—a listing of the top one percent of lawyers in the United States. In 2011 Top Lawyers published a list in the Washington Post magazine called: ,Washington DC: THE TOP 100,. Ron was listed amongst the top 100 lawyers who received the highest point totals in the nomination and blue ribbon review process. There are over 100,000 lawyers in the tri-state (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area.In 2013 Ron received the high honor of being selected by his peers in BOTH D.C. and Maryland and was voted amongst the Top 100 lawyers in each jurisdiction. The list was published in the Washington Post magazine and Baltimore magazine. Ron serves on the Deans Advisory Council of the American University Law School.Areas of Practice: Serious personal injury litigation, Trucking accidents, Professional malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Automobile Negligence, Premises Liability, Product liability.Karp, Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A. excels as a plaintiffs personal injury and general civil litigation firm, serving clients from our offices in Washington, DC, in Northern Virginia, and throughout Maryland.
Andrew D. Alpert
Attorney Andrew D. Alpert, a managing partner with Alpert Schreyer, LLC, is one of the leading DUI attorneys in Maryland and Washington DC. Mr. Alpert is a former prosecutor with specific training in DUI/DWI law. He is one of the few attorneys in both Maryland and Washington DC who is a Certified NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor. He is also a personal injury and wrongful death attorney.Mr. Alperts work has earned him a reputation as a diligent, highly-skilled, aggressive criminal defense attorney. He has successfully defended individuals in Maryland DUI/DWI and motor vehicle manslaughter cases, including many high-profile DUI defense cases. He has also been featured on national television giving his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.Mr. Alpert is a sustaining member of the National College for DUI Defense, as conducted at Harvard University where he receives advanced training in DUI/DWI defense law. He also serves on the board of directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice (formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers.He has been honored and recognized for his work by his peers in the following ways:,Maryland Top Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,Washington D.C. Top Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,AV rating for outstanding legal ability and high ethical standards
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David Klein of The Klein Law Group, P.C. has decades of experience in protecting the rights and interests of the injured. His father was a pioneer in the field of workers compensation, and Mr. Klein took his first legal apprenticeship at the age of 15. Since an early age, he has had a fierce dedication to justice, and he now serves clients in Long Island, Westchester County and throughout the New York metro area in cases pertaining to the following practice areas:,Workers compensation - injured workers,Personal injury,Social Security,Workers compensation - employer penalties,After graduating from New York Law School in 2004 and receiving admittance to the New York State Bar Association in 2005, Mr. Klein has vigorously pursued positive results for his clients. Before that, he represented injured workers beginning in 1984 as a New York State Workers Compensation Licensed Representative. He recognizes the legal, physical and administrative challenges facing people harmed in accidents, those who were hurt at work or individuals who are currently unable to work due to a disabling mental or physical condition. He provides aggressive and experienced representation for those who are suffering.Recognized for his commitment to the injured worker, Mr. Klein has facilitated workshops for unions and teamsters and has taught classes for various organizations committed to worker safety and rights. Additionally, he authored a myriad of articles, and is a popular choice for interviews in several magazines and publications, including LaborPress and the State Bar News.Mr. Klein is gratified to offer support to New York Tlan, and to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.Mr. Klein demonstrates his commitment to justice for the injured, and improving the lives of New York workers by providing materials for ESL classes for Spanish-speaking men and women and other nonprofit organizations throughout the country. He also provides pro bono services for Workplace Project. As a result of his efforts and dedication, he has received various recognitions, including a certificate of recognition from the Latino Laborers Cultural Association. He is proud to be a sponsor of the Career Building Awards Gala for that great New York organization Chinese Manpower (CMP). He has also been honored by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.
Joshua D. Gropper
Joshua Gropper is the managing partner at Gropper Law Group PLLC. Based upon a tragic incident involving his own brother, Mr. Gropper devoted his career to representing those who have suffered significant and catastrophic injures. He knows firsthand that helping his injured clients obtain the compensation they deserve can make an enormous difference in their lives. Mr. Gropper has built a reputation as a top-flight trial attorney. His keen intellect, ease in the courtroom, and ability to think quickly on his feet, all add up to successful verdicts and settlements for his clients. In fact, Mr. Gropper is often the lawyer whom other personal injury lawyers turn to in order to handle their major trials.
Mitchell J. Sassower
Mitchell J. Sassower is the managing partner of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. a premier Manhattanpersonal injury law firm, serving the New York City area since 1965. Long recognized as a shrewd negotiator and widely regarded as one of the citys top personal injury attorneys, Mr. Sassower leads a firm that focuses on representing seriously injured victims in cases involving various types of accidents, particularly ,construction accidents,, as well asmedical negligence claims,.Mr. Sassower holds an AV Preeminent (top) peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected for inclusion in ,Top Lawyers, every year from 2007 to 2018, being designated a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY; fewer than five percent of attorneys in New York are selected for the honor. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Attorney of the Year award bestowed annually by the Institute of Jewish Humanities.In 2015, Mitchell J. Sassower was named one of the nations top one percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. This honor is reserved for a select few who elevate standards and demonstrate the highest ideals among members of the legal profession.Mr. Sassower serves on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He remains an active member of both the New York County Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.Over the course of his career, Mr. Sassower has written and lectured extensively on topics related to his practice, including construction accidents, labor law and law firm management. He is the author of an article (Recent Labor Law 240 Decisions Dont Go Far Enough in Protecting Workers) published in the New York Law Journal on January 30, 2012. Additionally, he wrote, Holly v. Chautauqua: Good News for Plaintiffs Under Labor Law §240(1), which was published in the Bill of Particulars by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, also in 2012.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 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.
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
Richard C. Levine
As a partner at Ainsman Levine, LLC, Richard C. Levine is dedicated to serving clients in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. He focuses his practice of law in the areas of personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice. He accepts a wide variety of cases, including slip-and-fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, dog bites and workplace injuries.Mr. Levine graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the same university in 1982. During law school, he was the Comments Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.With over 30 years of experience in the legal field, Mr. Levine dedicates his entire practice to litigation. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania as well as the Western District U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit. Recognized for his excellent legal skills and ethics, Mr. Levine has earned the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.,Volunteering his legal skills to the local community in Pittsburgh, Mr. Levine previously served as a board member of the Hunger Services Network and as a board member of PLEA. He is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Devoted to sharing his knowledge and experience, Mr. Levine has led seminars on uninsured/underinsured motorist law, and he is also an adjunct faculty member for the Pitt Law School Mock Trial Course at the University of Pittsburgh.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.
Joseph E. O'Connor
Joseph E. OConnor has been practicing law in the Hudson Valley for over twenty years. He is the managing partner of OConnor & Partners PLLC.Read more about Joseph at ,oconnorpersonalinjury.com,Personal Injury Practice Areas Include:,Auto Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,Truck Accidents,Construction Accidents,Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents,Dog Bite Injuries,Medical Malpractice,Wrongful Death
Bradley W. Pratt
Attorney Bradley W. Pratt is a founding attorney of Pratt Clay in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Pratt serves clients in Atlanta and the surrounding region, as well as throughout the state of Georgia in personal injury matters. He has experience with cases involving bicycle accidents, bus accidents, car accidents, construction accidents, gunshot wounds, motorcycle accidents, municipal liability, nursing home abuse, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, product liability, trucking accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries.Mr. Pratt has litigated both individual and class action lawsuits and has handled matters involving whistleblowers and the False Claims Act, trying numerous cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device litigation throughout his career. He has been admitted to practice law in Georgia since 2004 and has litigated cases before federal courts such as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, as well as before the Supreme Court of Georgia.Mr. Pratt earned a rating of AV Preeminent from the respected peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell because of his success in the area of personal injury law. He has served many significant clients over the course of his career.Mr. Pratt obtained a law degree from The College of William & Mary. Before founding his personal injury practice, he gained legal experience through clerking for a judge seated on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and working for a private Georgia-based law firm. Since founding his own personal injury practice, he and his team of attorneys have represented clients nationwide, helping them receive compensation for catastrophic injuries.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.
John D. Steel
Injured clients in need of stellar representation for complex cases in Georgia turn to John D. Steel of Steel & Moss, LLP. Mr. Steel handles a wide variety of personal injury matters. His experience with the Federal Employers Liability Act and business and commercial law has given him a reputation as an aggressive, effective attorney who fights for his clients rights. Mr. Steel focuses his practice primarily on litigation and accepts clients throughout Georgia.Mr. Steel takes pride in handling each case personally during every step of the court process. He has become known among his peers for his knowledge in serious, high-profile injury claims and for his professionalism during jury cases. In addition to his impressive track record, Mr. Steel understands the stress and confusion that clients and their families feel after a serious injury, and he strives to give them peace of mind while fighting for the compensation they deserve.Mr. Steel received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.A commitment to legal ethics and an outstanding representation has earned Mr. Steel the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Steel is particularly noted for his knowledge in railroad industry injuries and serves as trial counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.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.,The Best Lawyers in America,® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
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