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Helping Injured Victims Seek Compensation

Products that are available for consumers to purchase are supposed to be safe to use. Unfortunately, some product manufacturers and sellers do not follow product regulations, which can lead to victims being hurt. Injuries from a defective product can be substantial, and many victims face thousands of dollars in medical debt and other damages. Catastrophic injuries can lead to life-long symptoms, changing the way you live forever.

If you have been injured by a defective product, you need a team of Ohio product liability attorneys to fight for your right to compensation. Our experienced product liability lawyers will seek compensation on your behalf so you can pay for all the financial losses you sustained due to your injuries. Similarly, we can help you seek justice so that these defective products do not hurt anyone else in the future.

Our team at HMW Law understands how devastating it can be to face injuries from a defective product. We are dedicated to representing you and seeking compensation on your behalf. For more information and to receive a free consultation, contact our law firm by calling 216-369-1352.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability laws provide protection for consumers who purchase faulty products. Manufacturing defects, flaws in the design process, and a lack of warnings can all lead to dangerous situations that cause injuries.
Because of product liability laws, any of the following parties can be liable for a defective product:

  • The retail store selling the product
  • The wholesaler selling the product
  • The product manufacturers
  • The manufacturer of the parts or components
  • The company responsible for assembling or installing the product

Product liability is a complicated legal battle in Ohio. If you are facing a product liability lawsuit, you need an Ohio product liability lawyer on your side. Our team will explain product liability laws to you so you can get the compensation you deserve.

What Are the Most Common Types of Product Liability Claims?

There are three main types of claims you can submit when pursuing a product liability claim. Understanding the type of claim you have will help you as you pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
The main types of product liability claims include:

Design Defects

When errors are made in a product’s overall design, those defects can be fatal. Even when the product is manufactured and used correctly, consumers can still face injuries. For instance, if a riding lawn mower does not have rollover protection, operators can be injured even if they are using the product correctly.

Manufacturing Defects

Defects in the manufacturing process can cause a product to become defective. For instance, if a hip replacement is made with inadequate materials, the product can fail prematurely. This failure can lead to substantial injuries and medical bills.

Inadequate Warnings

Instructions or warnings for the proper use of a product must be provided to consumers. Failure to provide these warnings can cause victims to injure themselves during use. In many cases, this type of product liability lawsuit happens when medications and medical devices fail to provide necessary warnings or instructions for users. Misusing products like these can lead to injury.

What Are the Most Common Defective Products?

There are a wide variety of products that have the potential to cause injuries in the United States. No matter what kind of dangerous or defective product you have encountered, a product liability attorney on our team can help you.

The most common defective products include:

Children’s Products

Items like cribs, car seats, playpens, and other items that are meant to keep children safe often fail. If these products do not meet strict safety standards, they can cause choking or other hazards for young children.

Medical Devices

Devices used by doctors and other medical professionals must meet certain standards. If devices are made poorly or with the wrong materials, they can injure patients.

Household Items

Items you and your family use daily, like cleaning supplies, furniture, and decorations, can cause harm if they are defective. Your family’s safety could be at risk from these products.

Auto Parts

Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles contain hundreds of different kinds of parts. If any of these parts are defective, they can cause life-threatening accidents.

Food Products

Food items can become contaminated during the packaging or manufacturing process. Contamination can lead to food poisoning.

Tools and Machinery

Tools and equipment that are made improperly can put users in danger. Consumers may be harmed by products they purchase to use around their homes or on a construction site.


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What Should You Do if You Are Injured By a Product?

Being injured by a defective product is a frightening experience. Understanding the correct steps to take when encountering a product defect will help you file a product liability claim.
If you have been injured by a defective product, take the following steps:

  • Save the product and its packaging. Also, keep any instructions or warnings provided. These items can be used as evidence to show how the product was defective.
  • Keep the receipt from your purchase. Some suppliers will attempt to deny your claim by arguing that you never purchased the product from them. Saving the receipt will help you prove that you bought the product legitimately.
  • Contact a products liability attorney. Product liability cases are complicated. The sooner you reach out to our team of attorneys, the sooner we can begin building a case so you can recover compensation.

The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident. After that, you will no longer be able to seek compensation in court. If you believe a product caused your injuries, reach out to our law firm today for more information.

What Can a Product Liability Attorney Do for You?

Defective products have the potential to cause serious and even fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of a defective product, you deserve compensation. Our team will create a legal strategy to recover damages on your behalf, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

At HMW Law, we understand how overwhelming it can be to seek justice while recovering from your injuries. We are dedicated to providing legal help so you can rest and recover while we recover fair compensation on your behalf. Our law firm is here to guide you through the entire legal process until you get the outcome you deserve.

Please don’t feel like you must navigate this difficult situation on your own. For a free consultation, contact our law firm today at 216-369-1352.