Defective Products in Ohio
Our lives are filled with products. The clothes we wear, the machines we use, even much of the food we eat is manufactured somewhere. We rely on products in virtually every part of our lives. That can make it frustrating when a product doesn’t work the way it should. If your alarm clock fails, you might oversleep and be late for work.
But what happens when a product is broken or defective in a way that causes an injury, or even a death? When a product leaves the factory or is sold in a condition that is dangerous to a user and you end up being harmed, you may have a claim for compensation through a product liability case.
Depending on your circumstances, in a successful product liability case you may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
If you or a loved one has been injured because by a defective product, call the Ohio product liability lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW to learn how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. We offer a free consultation so that you can discuss your case at no financial risk to you.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability is a field of law that has evolved over the last several decades based on the general principle that products should be reasonably safe for the people who use them when the products are used as intended. When a product is unsafe because of some kind of defect, product liability law says that a user may be able to obtain compensation for injuries and other losses from the person or company responsible for the defect.
A product doesn’t necessarily have to be broken to be defective. The term “defect” can mean a few different things under Ohio product liability law.
Design Defects — This type of defect involves a product that is designed in a way that makes it dangerous to users, even when they use the product as intended and with care for their own safety and when the product was manufactured properly. A gas tank in a passenger car that is designed in a way that makes it prone to exploding in an impact could be an example of a design defect.
Manufacturing Defects — A manufacturing defect, as the name implies, is a defect that happens in the manufacturing process. The product is designed in a way that should mean it’s safe to use, but the product comes out of the factory with a part missing, or perhaps made with substandard materials. A child’s toy that is missing a screw that allows the toy to break and injury the child could be an example of a manufacturing defect.
Warning Defects — Some products are dangerous by their very nature, even when designed, manufactured, and used appropriately. When a manufacturer or seller knows that a product may be dangerous to use, or knows that consumers may use the product in unintended and dangerous ways, they have an obligation to include a warning, such as a label on an electric appliance that warns not to use it in water. When no warning is provided, that may be considered a warning defect.
Pinpointing the cause of an injury and the nature of a product’s defect can be complicated. For that reason, cases involving defective products should be handled by experienced and skilled Ohio product liability lawyers, such as our attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. Our attorneys have extensive experience investigating and pursuing defective product claims and helping injured people to obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
More Information About Ohio Defective Products Cases
Cases involving defective products can involve detailed technical information and complex legal principles. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you likely have numerous questions about what to do next. Our attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can offer insight into defective product cases in general, but we also suggest that you call 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a free appointment to discuss your specific situation.
Product Recalls — We can explain the process for how products become subject to safety recalls and what it might mean for your case if a product that injured you was recalled.
Defective Automobiles — When automobiles or auto parts are defective in some way, whether it’s an exploding fuel tank or an air bag that fails to deploy in a crash, serious injuries may be the result. Our attorneys can help hold an automobile or parts manufacturer accountable when a defect causes you harm.
Defective Household Products — Many household products contain hidden dangers, especially if they’re defective. You may be exposed to harmful chemicals, fire hazards, sharp edges, or other dangers when a household product is defective. Our attorneys can discuss your options for a claim involving a defective household product.
Defective Children’s Products — It can be tragic when a child is injured by a defective toy, clothing, car seat, or other type of product. We can help your family pursue justice for injuries caused by defective children’s products.
Defective Machinery and Equipment — Machinery designed for industrial, agricultural, construction, or other business use can be heavy and complicated. When machinery is defective, injuries can be severe. We can help hold the designer or manufacturer accountable for injuries caused by defective machinery and equipment.
Damages in Product Liability Cases — We can explain the types of compensation available in cases involving defective products and what you may be able to recover as compensation for your specific injuries and losses.
Contact Our Ohio Defective Products Lawyers
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have a team of talented Ohio personal injury attorneys with significant experience representing people who have been injured by defective products. Collectively, our attorneys have more than a century of legal experience, which makes us highly qualified to pursue complex product liability cases.
We’re one of the largest personal injury law firms in Ohio, which means we have the resources to take on product manufacturers, retailers, or other corporations that may bear responsibility for your injuries. We’re dedicated to holding accountable the people or companies that caused your injuries and to help you obtain the compensation that will help you move forward with your life following a serious injury.
In addition to a free consultation, we don’t charge any attorney’s fees unless you obtain compensation for your case. One call does it all — call 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule your appointment today and find out how we can help you.