ohio Unsafe and Defective Products Lawyers
Time Is Crucial in a Product Injury Case
If you were injured by an unsafe or defective product, you may be tempted to discard or modify the device so it doesn’t hurt anyone else. However, doing so will result in the loss of important evidence in a potential legal case against the manufacturer. To preserve your right to compensation in a product liability case, it’s important to preserve the product as well.
The law firm of Seaman & Associates offers a free consultation for personal injury victims to explain your options and protect your rights. We represent victims of consumer and industrial product accidents throughout Ohio.
Consumer Product Injuries
Manufacturers have a duty to protect consumers from unsafe and defective products. A product may be considered defective if it lacks safety warnings, or if there is a defect in its design or manufacture that causes an injury to the user or a bystander. If you are injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer, the store that sold the product or both.
Examples of defective products are baby toys that contain lead or are choking hazards, shampoos or cosmetics with inadequate warnings about side effects, collapsing ladders, medical devices that injure or kill people, and malfunctioning aftermarket products for motorcycles and ATVs.
Industrial Product Injuries
Examples of industrial products that can cause serious injuries to workers include hydraulic presses, punch presses, cracker mills, shear presses, grinders and injection-molding machines. A common cause of worker injuries is when safety guards are removed from dangerous equipment.
If you are injured by an industrial product, you are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation such as payment of medical expenses and lost wages. If the injury was caused by a defective or unsafe product or by the removal of a safety guard, you may be entitled to additional damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
If you have been injured by an unsafe or dangerous product, contact one of our personal injury lawyers at 216-696-1080 to arrange a free consultation about your rights and options. We serve those injured as a result of an unsafe/defective product in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, Mansfield, Toledo, and all of Ohio.