This claim is called subrogation. He was the sole earner in his family, and he had no PIP coverage and no health insurance. The insurance company doesn’t care about you or how your life was affected by your injuries. Will they like and believe your doctors? A report from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia showed that booster seats reduce injury risks by 59% compared to just a seat belt for kids ages 4 - 7.Read More
Product liability Claim in Pago Pago
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
- Todd Burnham
- John W. McLuskey
- David S. Mittleman
- Bruce H. Nagel
- Edgar M. Snyder
- Andrew Ellis
- Gary D. Baughman
- Kathleen M. Kearney
- Erik A. Knockaert
- Nelson K. H. Lee
- Jack C. Dolance
- Jason T. Schneider
Todd Burnham, the managing partner at Burnham Law, provides dedicated legal representation to clients throughout Colorado with offices in Boulder, Denver (Cherry Creek and DTC), Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins. Burnham Law is now regularly regarded as a sophisticated law firm comprised of exceptionally talented strategic litigators.In 1995, Mr. Burnham received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Hobart College where he was a two-time All American lacrosse player. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2000.Burnham Law is the benchmark for excellence in Family Law in Colorado. www.burnhamlaw.com,
John W. McLuskey
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, attorney John W. McLuskey practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, all aspects of insurance law, commercial litigation and disability insurance law. Mr. McLuskey has written and lectured on the issues such as trying jury cases, uninsured motorist claims, commercial litigation as well as liability and insurance law for the Florida Bar and other professional organizations. He has been elected to the Florida Trend Legal Elite, received Advanced Trial Advocacy recognition from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and received the Merit Award of Recognition for Trial Skills by The American Association for Justice.A practicing attorney for more than 31 years, Mr. McLuskey is admitted to practice within the state of Florida. He is also admitted to practice before the Southern and Middle U.S. District Courts of Florida, before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. McLuskey received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
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David S. Mittleman
Attorney David S. Mittleman is a shareholder with Grewal Law PLLC in Okemos, Michigan. Mr. Mittleman focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and sex abuse matters. He handles matters on a nationwide basis.Mr. Mittleman has been licensed to practice law since 1985 and has more than 30 years of litigation experience. Over the course of his career, he has tried many types of cases. His success has led to inclusion in the publication The Best Lawyers in Americaand a Top 100 Trial Lawyersaward and in the American Association for Justice.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Mittleman has always been active in his legal and professional communities. He is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice and has served in various roles for the organization over the years. He has held additional leadership positions serving as chair of the Michigan Public Educational Facilities Authority and as treasurer of the Michigan Democratic Party.Mr. Mittleman holds community positions including serving on the board of the Michigan Finance Authority and the executive board of the Congregation Shaarey Zedek. He is an active member of the Ingham County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Michigan Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.Mr. Mittleman holds a bachelors degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University and earned his law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. His pharmacy background lends a unique blend of skills, allowing him to provide exceptional representation in his injury cases.
Bruce H. Nagel
A co-founder of Nagel Rice, LLP, Bruce Nagel, is one of the countrys premier trial attorneys having obtained over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts. Bruce specializes in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, class action, business disputes and complex litigation. He has received numerous accolades for his trial accomplishments including being named Top 10 Superlawyer and named by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 50 Plaintiffs Trial Attorneys in the Country.With offices in Manhattan and Roseland, New Jersey, Mr. Nagel provides representation to clients throughout the metropolitan area and handled some of the highest profile cases in the country including, Short Hills Mall carjacking wrongful death case, Amtrak train derailment, cyberbullying suicide by sixth grader, Paramus bus crash with fatal injuries, and Boy Scout sexual abuse cases. Mr. Nagel has achieved some of the highest settlements and verdicts in New Jersey history and has appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, Megan Kelly, CNBC, and all major news network.Mr. Nagel is admitted to practice before New Jersey state and federal courts. He is also admitted to practice the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 9th Circuits. Mr. Nagel graduated from Cornell University (1974) and New York University School of Law (1977).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.
Edgar M. Snyder
If you live in Western Pennsylvania, you probably know Attorney Edgar Snyder from television commercials or billboards, pointing his finger and saying, Theres never a fee, unless we get money for you!But what you most likely dont know is how he became the most recognizable injury lawyer in the area.Attorney Snyders father, a Russian immigrant, and his mother, a Pittsburgh native, stressed the importance of hard work and a good education. They gave him and his siblings two options for their future employment: medicine or law. Because of his knack for winning arguments and his success on his college debate team, Attorney Snyder felt the legal profession was a good fit for him. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.Following law school, Attorney Snyder opened a storefront office in Duquesne, PA. He set up shop across the street from the steel mill so the workers would see his light on after their shifts. During that time he was also an Allegheny County assistant public defender and rose quickly among the ranks of criminal defense attorneys. He represented several high-profile clients, including Stanley Hoss, in what many consider to be Western Pennsylvanias trial of the century.Despite his success, Attorney Snyders passion was helping injury victims and people with disabilities. Through his storefront operation, he got to know many of his clients well and wanted to expand his personal injury practice.In 1982, Attorney Snyder discovered the power of advertising. Soon, his commercials advertising free legal help made him a household name across the region. Today, ,Edgar Snyder & Associates, has five offices across Western Pennsylvania and is recognized as a ,top-rated personal injury law firm,.Both Attorney Snyder and the firm have received an ,AV® Preeminent™, rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating based on legal ability and general ethics standards. Attorney Snyder also received the Trib Total Media Readers Choice Award for the ,Best Attorney in the City,.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.
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Andrew Ellis is the founder and senior partner of Ellis Law Corporation, located in El Segundo, California. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury litigation, he represents plaintiffs throughout Southern California who have been injured by the negligence of others in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, defective products, dog bites, construction accidents, elder abuse and medical malpractice.After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in business and economics in 1990 from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Ellis enrolled at Seton Hall University School of Law to begin his legal education. The following year, he transferred to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. Mr. Ellis has concentrated his practice on the representation of personal injury plaintiffs since graduating from law school.In addition to representing those who have suffered personal injuries, Mr. Ellis also pursues wrongful death litigation on behalf of surviving family members of decedents who have lost their lives due to anothers negligence. Earlier in his career, he handled class action lawsuits as well as commercial and complex business disputes. Mr. Ellis has secured more than a quarter of a billion dollars in awards and settlements for his personal injury clients.An active participant in several legal organizations, Mr. Ellis is a member of The State Bar of California, the American and Los Angeles County bar associations, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Held in high esteem by his fellow professionals, Mr. Ellis has been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America and has received a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.
2230 East Maple Avenue, El Segundo CA 90245
Gary D. Baughman
For more than 35 years, Gary D. Baughman has been helping victims of personal injury secure compensation. He founded the Law Offices of Gary D. Baughman with one purpose: to see to it that negligent parties are held accountable for the physical, emotional and financial damages they have caused. Based in Redlands, California, he takes cases in Banning, Colton, Calimesa, Beaumont, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Highlands, Rialto, Yucaipa and Upland.Born and raised in the area, Mr. Baughman understands the challenges clients here face when they have suffered an incident such as a motor vehicle accident, near-drowning, brain injury or another catastrophic injury. In his decades as an attorney, he successfully has represented people who have suffered neck and back injuries, whiplash, broken bones, amputations, permanent scarring, disfigurement, burns, and spinal cord injuries. Additionally, he also handles wrongful death and assault cases.Mr. Baughman is an advocate of the little guywhen facing insurance companies or large corporations. He believes that everyone deserves quality representation and strives to secure maximum awards in every case he takes. An important element of any case is the fact that there are real people involved. Mr. Baughman gives clients personal, undivided attention. He customizes the solutions he develops to match each persons needs and concerns.To enhance his practice, Mr. Baughman is a member of groups such as the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. This opens him to a network of professionals and resources that are instrumental to his work.Mr. Baughman holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside, and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Kathleen M. Kearney
Attorney Kathleen M. Kearney is the founder of Kearney Law Firm, PLLC, located in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Kearney concentrates her practice on personal injury law and serves clients in Dallas and throughout the state of Texas.Ms. Kearney holds a bachelors degree in nursing from Boston College Connell School of Nursing and a masters degree in nursing from Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School and obtained her law license in 2006.The recipient of various honors, The National Trial Lawyers included Ms. Kearney on the Top 40 Under 40list multiple years in a row. The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star also presented her with awards over the years.Ms. Kearney is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation. She regularly participates in mock trial competitions and Tom W. Field Elementary Schools annual career day.Ms. Kearney also belongs to various professional nursing organizations. She serves on the board of trustees for The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and volunteers her time for groups, including the Dallas Bar Association LegalLine.Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Ms. Kearney is also qualified to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States. She holds various nursing certifications and is a registered nurse in Texas and Massachusetts.
4310 N. Central Exwy., Suite 110,, Dallas TX 75206
Erik A. Knockaert
An attorney at Schreiber | Knockaert, PLLC, Erik A. Knockaert brings more than a decade of experience to his representation of clients in the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area. His practice is divided between the areas of personal injury law and business litigation. Registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Knockaert has a keen understanding of the oil, gas and chemical industries, including complex matters involving toxic torts.Mr. Knockaert graduated cum laude in 1997 with his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University. He continued on at the school, receiving his Master of Engineering in chemical engineering cum laude in 1998. Mr. Knockaert then went on to attend the University of Texas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 2002. Admitted to practice in Texas, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.Following law school, Mr. Knockaert gained experience in all aspects of preparing his clients matters for litigation at several of the largest firms in Houston before joining his current firm in 2012. He has handled motions hearings, discovery, trial prep and other matters necessary to resolve his clients legal disputes. Mr. Knockaerts keen scientific knowledge and excellent track record as a litigator have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as attested to by his receipt of a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. Active in several legal organizations, he is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association.
Nelson K. H. Lee
Attorney Nelson K.H. Lee is the managing partner of Lee & Lee, PS, in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Lee practices criminal defense, immigration and personal injury law, as well as general civil litigation involving business disputes, employee-based employment issues and real estate law. He serves clients in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, and throughout Western Washington.Mr. Lee has litigated personal injury cases involving issues such as employment accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and sexual abuse. His criminal defense practice encompasses both misdemeanors and felonies, and he also handles many areas of immigration law involving employment-based visas, petitions for family members and removal actions.After earning a bachelors degree from Boston College, Mr. Lee obtained his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law since 1994. Prior to founding his practice, he spent many years at the King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office as a senior deputy prosecutor.Active in his professional community, Mr. Lee serves as a pro tempore judge for Lake Forest Park and Federal Way, and has lectured at the Japans Ministry of Justice. He previously taught trial advocacy at Seattle University and the University of Washington and has served as a legal adviser to the Hong Kong – Greater China Business Association of Washington.Mr. Lee has sat on the boards of several organizations, including the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and continues to sit on the organizations judicial evaluation committee. He is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and volunteers with the international section of the King County Bar Associations Neighborhood Legal Clinic.
Jason T. Schneider
As a managing partner at Schneider Hammers, Jason T. Schneider focuses his work exclusively on representing people in Atlanta, Georgia, who have suffered physical, financial and emotional losses due to someone elses negligence. His personal injury practice includes cases that involve car, bicycle, truck and adventure sports accidents; workers compensation; wrongful death and catastrophic injuries; and premises liability.Mr. Schneider actually began his career representing insurance companies and other organizations facing personal injury claims. He has an in-depth comprehension of the strategies used by these parties, and employs that knowledge in his preparation of clients cases.When a family lost a child due to a medical malpractice incident, Mr. Schneider was able to recover a $2 million award. In a case in which a manufacturing defect on an airplane resulted in a pilots death, he obtained $1.5 million. Though the money cannot bring back a loved one or undo the harm that was caused, Mr. Schneider knows that it goes a long way toward helping families get back on their feet.For his many accomplishments, Mr. Schneider holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; he has been admitted as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and he holds an Avvo Superbrating. Mr. Schneider enjoys mentoring young lawyers, speaking to groups about his legal experiences. Additionally, he is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.In 1979, Mr. Schneider earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the Binghamton University, State University of New York. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1984 from Emory University School of Law. 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.
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