MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Products Liability

How victims can get help with a product injury

The potential for injuries and harm from a dangerous or defective product is a serious concern facing many consumers. The reality that consumers may be exposed to dangerous or defective products means that injured consumers and their family members should be familiar with the legal resources available to protect them. Whenever a manufacturer has allowed a defective product to enter or remain in the marketplace where it can harm consumers, manufacturers and others may be liable to injured victims who are harmed by the defective or dangerous product. Products liability laws, and a personal...

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Questions about products liability protections answered

Products liability law protects victims of dangerous or defective products. It is helpful for anyone injured by a dangerous or defective product to be understand what legal remedies are available and how they can help victims. Products liability legal protections are based on several theories of liability. Which theory of liability is the best option depends on the unique situation and circumstances that the victim has suffered. Victims of a dangerous or defective product may seek damages from those liable for the harm they have suffered under a theory of strict product liability, negligence...

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What to do when a child has been injured by a toy

Unfortunately, children can be injured by the everyday toys they play with and enjoy. When this happens, it is important for parents to be familiar with products liability law and the protections it provides when a child has been injured while playing with a favorite toy. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that that approximately 217,000 children are treated for toy-related injuries in hospital emergency rooms. Most toy-related injuries do not require hospitalization, however, during 2005, 20 children died due to toy-related injuries. A toy-related injury can cause physical...

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How victims of dangerous and defective products are protected

Products liability law refers to the area of the law that helps victims who have been injured by a dangerous or defective everyday product. It is alarming to be injured by an everyday product that victims should be able to confidently rely on the safety of which is why they are protected by products liability personal injury legal protections. Products that may injure victims can include, but are not limited to, construction tools and equipment, power tools for home use, home appliances, furniture, personal care products, children's toys and industrial equipment and chemicals. Unfortunately,...

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What can I do if I am injured by a defective airbag?

When an Ohio victim has been injured by their airbag, which they understood was there to keep them safe, they may wonder what they can do about it. Products liability law provides protections to help victims of defective airbags with the damages they suffer. Unfortunately, airbags can injure victims in a variety of different ways, including if the sensors malfunction which cause the airbag to prematurely inflate or to inflate late, if the airbag fails to deflate or if the airbag exposes the victim to chemicals. Other types of defects and damages have also been reported with airbags. These...

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Answering common questions about products liability

When a victim has been injured by an unsafe or hazardous product, they may want to be familiar with their legal options and remedies that may be able to help them with the damages they have suffered as a result of a dangerous or defective product. Products liability law is an important protection for victims of dangerous and defective products and knowing how it works is helpful for injured victims. When a victim has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, they may be able to make different legal claims for damages depending on the situation and circumstances. Different legal...

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Who is liable for a product liability claim?

When a victim has been injured by a defective or dangerous product, they may wonder who is to blame and how they can hold them accountable for the damages they have suffered. The public has a reasonable expectation of safety when using everyday products and when they are harmed by an unsafe product should be familiar with protections available to help them with their physical, financial and emotional damages. The good news is that products liability law holds a variety of parties responsible when a victim has been injured by a dangerous or defective product. Any party that could foreseeably...

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What are manufacturer duties to warn?

When a dangerous or defective product poses a harm to consumers, manufacturers of the dangerous or defective products may have duties to warn and other types of liability. Products liability law provides important protections for injured consumers who have suffered harm because of a dangerous or defective product. In general, manufacturers must include certain information in warning labels. Manufacturers must warn consumers of hidden dangers of the product and must also instruct users so that they can use the product in a manner that avoids any dangers and allows for product safety. Warnings...

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Help for victims of dangerous or defective products

Harm from defective or dangerous products can be serious for injured victims. A variety of parties may be liable for the harm dangerous or defective products cause victims through products liability law and a personal injury claim for damages based on products liability. Parties that may be liable for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered by victims can include manufacturers of defective products, as well as wholesalers, retailers and some others in the chain of distribution. These parties may be liable for the victim's medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering...

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How products liability law works and protects victims

Being injured by a product that a consumer reasonably thinks is safe is a difficult position to be in. Dangerous and defective products can cause serious injuries and harm to victims and those who have manufactured, distributed or sold dangerous or defective products may be liable to compensate victims for their injuries. It is important for victims of dangerous or defective products to be familiar with products liability law that can provide protections for victims including for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. When a victim has been harmed by a dangerous...

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