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

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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.

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Who Can Be Held Liable For A Product Injury?

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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.

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

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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.

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When Is A Manufacturer Liable For A Product Injury?

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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

Q:

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

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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 419-315-9908 to schedule a free case consultation. You can also contact us online.