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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 or if... Read 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,... Read 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?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 29, 2017

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... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 21, 2017

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 Justice--they give... Read more »

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