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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Construction Law for Maine on
Q: East coast carports built 30x70 metal building in maine in Oct 2019. Defective roof supports and it collapsed today

East coast car ports are located in mt airy, NC. our property is in Harrison maine. Defective roof support and they came last year to replace supports and used same exact supports to replace twisted broken supports. We do not know what to do and need advise and direction

Please help

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III
answered on Feb 7, 2022

Hello, I received your voicemail. It looks like I obtained my earlier information from the incorrect website. I suggest you try to contact them at either of these numbers: 336-415-5855 OR 336-755-3409 or by using this email address:

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maine on
Q: Who should I contact about finding a safety pin inside a piece of dove chocolate and is this a case for a lawyer ?

I contacted the company and was pretty much blown off my kid or any child could have swelled it and caused damage fortunately it was myself getting it in my mouth company Mars said we have metal detectors in plants so this doesn’t happen but for sure was in the piece my girlfriend was there when... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 2, 2021

A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could contact an attorney who handles injury cases. It sounds like no one was injured, and I am happy for you there. But if there was grounds for a case, it would be based on actual damages, not damages that might... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Products Liability for Maine on
Q: I created a device and would like to know if I should patent it or if i can be sued if someone gets hurt.

I created a home made passenger backrest for my motorcycle. I posted a picture on a group of people that all own the same model motorcycle. Several people want more detailed pictures and information on how I made it so they can copy mine. I'm concerned someone could take my design and sell it... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 24, 2019

It's possible you could be sued if someone is injured by a product you create. There is nothing to stop people who are injured by such a device from bringing legal action based on a product liability theory. That means they could assert a claim that the product was defectively manufactured,... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Maine on
Q: Can I sue a company if their product gave me chemical burns?

Contact a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Assn. They give free contacts.Assuming you were using the product in the way it was supposed to be used, following instructions (including safety gear), you may have a case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maine on
Q: I am sending in a product liability claim with walmart and they told me they needed the product and receipt. True?

They also processed my item that caused my person injury as a return against my wishes. Is this going to effect my case? I am worried now because they seemed like they were lying to me. First they had me go in to fill out the form. I get there and they say I need to product and receipt so I fill... View More

The product needed to be kept--the way to handle it is let them examine it but you keep it. A little late now. Your getting your cash back if you didn't sign a "release of all calims" woudl be ok. If you didn't talk to an attorney why not contact a member of the Maine Assn for... View More

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