Products Liability Questions & Answers

Q: T Mobile owes me over 200 for a defective phone that I returned to them & they charged me for it. It's been 5 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Small Claims and Consumer Law for Michigan on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

I suggest small claims court. It is inexpensive and you can recover your filing fee as well. The hearing is relatively informal so you do not have to know legal terminology. Remember "The People's Court" with Judge Wapner? Same concept. Bring your evidence and be ready to argue. There is a chance that T-Mobile will remove your case to the general docket after you file the small claims form. In that case, you may wish to see a lawyer.
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Q: If a product seems defective can the product warnings offset the defect?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Florida on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

Possibly. That is, after all, the idea of most warnings printed on the product or the package.
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Q: what type of lawyer can help me get a lawsuit my mother won before she died suddenly in 2013

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Texas on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Not clear what you are asking--if she won she would have received funds then unless it went on appeal. You need to find out what went on, then contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers who handles death cases.
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Q: What do you ask the insurance company to compensate you for other than transferring your plates and your title/reg?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

Youi get the book value of the car. Under the books addition should be made if in great condition. Unfortuantely if book value is low about all you get. However you may have an injury case if you haven't given statements that hurt such a case. Time you got a consult with a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
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Q: Can I sue tobacco companies for failing to provide warning about mental illness side effects of smoking (anxiety, etc).?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

You can try anything but I havent heard of any class actions regarding MH effects so you may not find an attorney.
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Q: I recently had a new shower installed. In two weeks the base became defective.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jun 13, 2017

Sue in Small Claims court for the cost of the repair. Can recover up to $10k.
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Q: Tire shop repair caused me to lose my entire wheel on the freeway, now they won't give me their insurance info.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Iowa on
Answered on Jun 13, 2017

Call a member of the Iowa Assn for Justice--they give free consults. You may have to handle this yourself as you weren't injured. You need any bolts that sheared, the tire and rim that went etc.
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Q: If the doge house failed to receive a part to fix my brothers break several times and he had a wreck is there grounds?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Texas on
Answered on Jun 13, 2017

probably not. He can say he had a sudden emergency. He should refer all callers to his car insurance. But

to answer your question, if he was concerned about his brakes the law will say he shouldn't have driven.
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Q: I want to sell a product that looks similar to another.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Consumer Law, Products Liability and Intellectual Property on
Answered on Jun 13, 2017

Depends on degree of similarity--appearance is sometimes called "trade dress, "
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Q: I developed a pulmonary embolism from work comp surgery, what should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

I assume you have a comp attorney. Ask them. If you don't have one , contact a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults.
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Q: How do I claim a better compensation for a default fruit juice?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

If you got medical care for getting sick have them pay the bill. If you needed no medical care, as long as neither you nor the child have been affected, it's a smaller case that you should be able to handle. Why not contact a member of the Association for Justice in your state--they give free consults.
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Q: Is it illegal to use someone else's social security number to add your self as an authorized users to an account?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

Covered by the divorce decree. If she violated that, yes. If not, it's an expensive hassle.
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Q: Can someone get a vehicle financed but get the check in someone else's name without them knowing?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Mississippi on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

You would know if he financed it. If you sold it you got the proceeds because it's in your name.

He should ask you just to sign the check over to him.
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Q: If you have items stored at a friends house that's verbal agreement it could stay there for so many years and now cant

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for Maryland on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

If you don't get it after he gave notice, yup. Find someone else to store it but get it out of there.
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Q: Is a manufacturer always a responsible party in a defective product case?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Texas on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

Could be anyone in the chain, depending on the product. Why not contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn and see what they say?
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Q: I found a rusty razor in my jack in the box bag of food . I crumpled the bag and stabbed my palm with the end of blade.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Texas on
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

If you found the razor then crumpled bag it's on you. Did you notify the restaurant? It's on you to follow up to avoid infection. It's hard to make a case for injuries is you can't prove what happened. If your cut heals, then ask them for the medical bills and a small amount.
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Q: I had hernia mesh surgery and am having lots of pain swelling the same symptoms as before do what info do I need to file

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

A lawyer can't give medical opinions. You need to follow up with the surgeon and/or your internists. You may have a case if the mesh is the problem. First find out what your problem is. Generally statute of limitations is one year if surgery in Tennessee. As to the case against the manufacturer. Contact a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice who handles medical products cases.
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Q: I found what appears to be bones is a prepackaged joseole chimichanga food product do I have a case

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Consumer Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017

Not unless you suffered substantial damages as a result of the bones being inside of the package, for example if you ate and choked on the bones. Without damages, you do not have a case worth pursuing.
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Q: If I was injured by a product but later threw it away can I still sue for my injuries?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Florida on
Answered on Jun 2, 2017

You are probably going to have difficulty proving your case.
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Q: I bought a new prescription medical device that turned out to be used and contaminated. What law applies here?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Medical Malpractice, Small Claims and Products Liability for California on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017

There may be a violation of a licensing body, which would subject the supplier to potentially losing the ability to sell. Also, as you note, the possibility of fraud. However, there appears to be no personal injury damages and, therefore, limited value as a lawsuit. Other attorneys may disagree. Don't be shy about calling around to get other opinions.
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