Frequently Asked Products Liability Questions

Cubbon & Associates Co., L.P.A., handles complex claims involving products liability. These claims seek to recover compensation for personal injury or death caused by a product. Products are any object that can be classified as personal property that is intended for commercial or personal use.

Many laws and legal theories regulate products liability claims. If you have been injured by a product, call our Toledo office at 419-574-9284 for the knowledgeable counsel you require.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Products Liability Claim?

Generally, you have two years from the date of injury to file a claim. You should, however, discuss your specific situation with an attorney before determining the appropriate statute of limitations for your case.

Who Can Be Held Liable For A Product Injury?

Product manufacturers and suppliers can be held liable. A manufacturer is anyone that designs, produces, creates, constructs or assembles a product. A supplier is anyone that sells, distributes, prepares, packages, labels or otherwise places the product in the stream of commerce.

If I Am Injured By A Product, Do I Have A Products Liability Claim?

Not necessarily. Manufacturers are liable only for defects in their products. The mere fact that an accident and/or injury occurred is not enough to establish that the product was defective.

When Is A Manufacturer Liable For A Product Injury?

For a manufacturer to be held liable, you must prove that the product was either:

  1. Defective in manufacture or construction
  2. Defective in design or formulation
  3. Defective due to inadequate warning or construction

How Do I Prove That The Product That Injured Me Was Defective?

A product defect is usually proven through expert testimony. An expert can be anyone who is qualified to testify on a particular product's safety.

Contact Us For Thorough Legal Counsel

Cubbon & Associates Co., L.P.A., has protected Ohio families involved in personal injury cases since 1953. If you are seriously injured and have a complex products liability case, call our dedicated lawyers at 419-574-9284 to schedule a free case consultation. You can also contact us online.