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Product Liability FAQ

1. What is product liability?

Product liability is an area of law that holds designers, manufacturers, distributors, and marketers responsible when the products they produce and sell cause consumers harm.

If you’ve been injured by a faulty product, the Ohio product liability lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller, & McCarthy can help make sure the company responsible for your injuries is held accountable. Fill out a free initial consultation form today, and tell us about your injuries.

2. What is a defective product?

A defective product refers to any good or item that malfunctions in its normal use and causes people harm. A product defect can be caused by:

  • Design Error
    failure to properly plan how the product should function and be constructed
  • Manufacturing Error
    failure to properly build a quality product
  • Warning or Instruction Error
    failure to properly warn or instruct about the use of the product or its dangers

3. What should I do if I was harmed by a defective product?

If you were injured by a defective product, you should:

  • Seek medical treatment.
    Immediately following any accident, visit a doctor and report what caused your injuries and how the accident occurred.
  • Gather information about the product.
    Once you’ve received treatment, you should take pictures of your injuries and the defective product. If you can, keep the product that caused the injury in a safe place. You also need to keep track of the instructions manual and the receipt of purchase for the product. Having this information readily available could be beneficial for your claim.
  • Obtain legal help.
    The manufacturing company of the product that injured you probably has a defense lawyer preparing its case against you. You shouldn’t have to face the manufacturing company alone. A Cleveland product liability lawyer from Nurenberg Paris can help stand up for your rights. We’ve taken on large corporations before, and we can do it for you, too.

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