Have you been injured by a defective consumer product?
Have you been the victim of a broken contract?
Do you own shares in a company that’s facing litigation?
Call the defective product lawyers at Burg Simpson Ohio to discuss your class action lawsuit with us. Consumer litigation and class actions are highly involved and complex. Call 513-852-5600 right away to speak with a consumer protection lawyer in our Ohio office before it’s too late to get help!
BURG SIMPSON OHIO PROVIDES COUNSEL FOR YOUR LEGAL NEEDS, INCLUDING:
CONSUMER PRODUCT LIABILITY
Every year, consumer products send millions of consumers to the hospital. While some of these injuries are certainly a result of operator error, a lot of them aren’t. Under Ohio law, if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of using an unreasonably dangerous, faulty or inappropriately labeled product, you could be entitled to compensation for:
- Economic losses, including past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, as well as out-of-pocket costs.
- Non-economic losses, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental and emotional distress, and inconvenience.
- Permanent impairment and disfigurement.
- Loss of consortium.
The family of a person killed by a defective product might also be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. You need a product liability attorney to help step you through these intricate claims.
HOW CAN PRODUCTS BE DEFECTIVE?
Design flaws occur when a manufacturer fails to identify and eliminate a danger within a given product. Defective products, when they’re discovered, will be recalled either by the manufacturer or the government. Design defect claims arise from these products regardless of whether or not the product was made exactly to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Manufacturing defects occur when the product is actually being constructed. Oftentimes, these types of defects will happen within a small batch of products (for example, food contamination, or improperly fabricated parts of an object which compromises its structural integrity).
Marketing defects occur when the manufacturer fails to clearly warn consumers of the risks of its product. If the product is dangerous when used as directed or is more dangerous than an ordinary consumer would expect, the manufacturer can be held responsible for failure to warn.
WHAT DO I DO IF I’M A VICTIM OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT?
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a consumer product, the first step you should take is to contact an attorney at law who has experience in products liability and personal injury claims.
You should be aware that there are time limits for filing a class action suit and that the time limits differ depending upon which state’s law applies. In fact, Ohio and Kentucky have very different time limits for many claims. Because of these time limits, it is essential that you do not delay in seeking legal advice.
You also have to consider that proving a consumer products liability case can be difficult and expensive. Often the manufacturer is a larger company with substantial money available to defend against your claim. You’ll need to make sure you have experienced and established Ohio defective product lawyers helping you along the way.
WHAT KIND OF PRODUCT LIABILITY CASES DOES BURG SIMPSON HANDLE?
Burg Simpson has represented thousands of consumers injured by a multitude of different types of products – from smoke detectors to hair coloring, contact lens solution to farm tractors. We at Burg Simpson use this extensive experience to help our clients obtain justice and to rebuild the lives of families who have suffered due to the fault or negligence of another.
Our team helps clients navigate the many legal issues that surround products liability claims, including causation investigation, expert retention and evaluation of product defects, medical injury investigation, damages issues, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and, if necessary, trial litigating in court against defendants who deny responsibility.
Call Burg Simpson OHIO today at 513-852-5600 or fill out our free case evaluation form now so we can discuss your case with you.
Class actions are civil lawsuits concerning a large group of plaintiffs. A few individuals initiate the class action lawsuit, acting as representatives for the entire group. Circumventing the need for a multitude of individual suits, class actions serve as a much more efficient way of making a case against large corporations.
Each Burg Simpson Ohio attorney strongly believes that class actions play a critical part in society. Class actions offer a way for individuals to hold corporations accountable for the wrongful conduct that would otherwise go unchecked. Often class actions are the only realistic means of holding large corporate wrongdoers accountable.
Yet, class actions are under constant attack by the very corporation they try to regulate. Veiled clauses are routinely tucked into consumer contracts to prevent suits from advancing to class actions and instead forcing consumer into arbitration. Further, class certification has become increasingly difficult to obtain because of obstacles erected by recent court decisions.
The class action lawyers in Ohio offer substantial experience on your behalf through a class action suit. We will also determine whether your interests are better served by other procedural options, such as through a multi-plaintiff lawsuit, which often can be more efficient than a class action case, especially when the members of the class aren’t too numerous or geographically dispersed, and can be readily identified.
Our past successes include class actions against the Cincinnati Bengals over seat licenses for Paul Brown Stadium, against Wal-Mart over off-the-clock and overtime pay, against Chubb Insurance Co. on behalf of farmers who bought drought insurance, and against a local HMO on behalf of doctors who claimed securities fraud and RICO violations.
CALL THE CINCINNATI PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW FIRM OF BURG SIMPSON FOR HELP
Burg Simpson’s lawyers in Cincinnati have extensive knowledge of consumer litigation, class action cases, and product liability law. Call us right away at 513-852-5600 or fill out a FREE Case Evaluation Form HERE so we can help. Burg Simpson Ohio has Cincinnati product liability lawyers that can assess your situation and help fight for your rights.