Products Liability Questions & Answers

Q: I bought a car at a buy here pay here, i can't afford it anymore am I responsible for the loan on a voluntary repo?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Yes. They generally reposes the car, sell it at an auction and get what they can for the car and hold you responsible to pay the difference.
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Q: If I win a products liability suit, will I recover medical expenses as well as lost earnings even if I'm unemployed?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for New York on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Gary Certain's answer
If you prevail, in addition to recovering a financial award for pain and suffering, medical expenses, as well as lost earnings, are generally recoverable in products liability actions under New York law. However, to prove lost earnings a plaintiff will be required to demonstrate that the product-related injury either caused the plaintiff to be unable to continue working or be able to prove that the plaintiff would have otherwise been working if not for the injury.

Q: What kinds of compensation can I ask for in my defective product liability claim?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 10, 2018
Steve McCann's answer
It is impossible to know what a claim is worth without knowing a great deal of more facts surrounding the claim, including the nature of the defective product, and the damages sustained. That said, I recommend organizing everything you have in your possession relevant to this matter, including all pictures, bills, and records, and consulting with an attorney individually so we can help you gain a better understanding as to the amount of compensation you should demand.
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Q: I hurt myself using a power tool that I modified. I still think it was too dangerous by default. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Florida on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If the defendant (manufacturer, dealer, etc.) can prove that the accident would not have occurred but for your modification, I don't believe you could successfully sue. Speak with an attorney who does product liability litigation.
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Q: I have a idea/ invention. I am a simple man no money. Can I just sell my idea streight to a company

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Patents for California on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Kevin Flynn's answer
It is possible to sell an idea to a company but it is difficult without a patent or at least a patent application so that you have something to sell.

The company could seek a patent listing you as an inventor but it may be hard to get traction with them. Many companies will not talk to an inventor until there is a patent application on file as they use the patent application to define the scope of the non-disclosure non-use agreement.

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Q: Can someone get fined by wanting to call ICE on an illegal in California.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
MORE FACTS ARE NEEDED

DEPENDING ON HOW HE SAID IT I WOULD THINK IT COULD ARGUABLY BE EXTORTION/BLACKMAIL............HOWEVER, AN ILLEGAL WOULD PROBABLY NOT REPORT IT FOR FEAR OF BEING DEPORTED
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Q: I was just trying to change my partnership into a llc or corp c. I'm looking to build Business credit.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Formation and Business Law for Tennessee on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
If that is all you want to accomplish, you do not need to convert the partnership to another entity. A partnership can obtain an EIN, allowing the partnership to obtain credit and file taxes under the partnership's EIN, rather than a partner's SSN. You can apply for an EIN on the IRS website.
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Q: bought memory foam matress. got super sick. it has fiber glass cover. company admittes it in an email. ruined everything

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Answered on May 27, 2018
William John Light's answer
You have a possible claim for personal injury, along with your sons. Although, there is no reason that fiberglass would make anyone vomit, except maybe excessive coughing. It isn't helpful that you have thrown away the contents of your living room, as testing those items would establish the presence of fiberglass, but that is no longer possible.

Make a list of all of your economic damages, by item, and contact some PI attorneys. I am not certain on whether your damages are...
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Q: If I published a book of jokes found on the Internet ... What are my liabilities? Maybe I add uniqueness to each ...?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability, Communications Law and Intellectual Property for South Carolina on
Answered on May 27, 2018
John Espinosa's answer
What you are talking about is creating a derivative work that you can then copyright. You can only do that if it is not substantially similar to the existing work. What you propose here is not enough to pass that test. Here is a helpful resource from the copyright office so you can see what I mean: https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ14.pdf
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Q: I need the location for the law library in downtown Los Angeles for claim to file a lawsuit in Los Angeles County

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Products Liability for California on
Answered on May 24, 2018
Jason Brooks' answer
You should try Google
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Q: If im injured by a health device and I bought it from a supplier who specializes in selling those kind of products can I

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Answered on May 22, 2018
William John Light's answer
You can, but medical device litigation is a specialized area of the law. You will need an experienced attorney.

Q: For Mother’s Day we had a cookout, but after starting the grill and while I was cooking it blew up in my face burning me

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Energy, Oil and Gas for West Virginia on
Answered on May 20, 2018
D. Michael Burke Esq's answer
This can be a very complicated case, and costly, too. What exactly blew up? Did the grill malfunction? Was the grill well maintained? Was it a gas grill--and did the propane tank explode? Did a connection leak?

All of these questions must be answered to determine who was at fault. But the most critical issue in a case of this sort is: how severe were the injuries? was hospitalization required? How much are the medical bills? Will you require plastic surgery?

Q: my puppy was almost killed by a toy. can I go after the company for vet bills

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 4, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If you mean a pet toy, possibly--if you can show it was being used in the manner intended.

Q: Re: McDonalds. Is it a problem if I start an unrelated instagram food blog/ aspiring business called sheeatshappymeals ?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Products Liability on
Answered on May 3, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
An attorney would need to know more about the potential blog. From what you have described, you may have a trademark infringement problem.

Q: If I do not use the 'Bead Facets" from patent #9538742 can I market my water balls as 'Fly repellent' devices

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability, Business Law and Patents on
Answered on May 1, 2018
Kevin Flynn's answer
A patent serves just one purpose -- to give the patent owner the right to exclude others from doing something in an issued claim. The patent does not give you rights to phrases or names. You would get that under the trademark system. It would be very difficult to get trademark rights to a fly repellent for something that repels flies (You could get a trademark on Fly Repellent for something like a rock band).

So unless you are doing something along the lines of making, using,...

Q: Continuing with the liability release form is their signature enough to complete this release?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Small Claims for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Joanne Reisman's answer
Since we have no idea what you are talking about there is no way to answer your question. Sorry.

Q: Need help about filling out a release of liability form

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 24, 2018
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
Honestly, it would not matter, to the extent there would be different forms. A release would be a release. The accident occurred in Oregon, which means that is really the proper forum.

Q: Do you have to still pay car off if gets repoed

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
If the car gets repossessed and sold you may still be sued for the deficiency.

Q: We are bring sued by a DC firm. We are a nonprofit.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability, Business Formation and Trademark for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
Have they actually filed suit (in which case, you are being sued), or did they merely send a threatening letter? I doubt you are in actual legal jeopardy of losing the word, “Heroes”, from you company name or losing a damage suit in court. My guess is that they are trying to scare you into giving up the word. A lot more goes into tradename infringement than one word, unless it’s a unique brand name like “Google.” Have a lawyer respond with a letter that your use of the word is not an...

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