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Why Samsung Is Going to Hate Product Liability Attorneys

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Anyone who follows tech news knows Samsung has received much negative attention recently.  With the manufacturer’s upcoming product release, product liability attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the country are prepared to step up should Samsung release another defective product. 

Background: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In September 2016, Samsung made headlines when it announced a recall—first informally, and then formally—of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.  The recall was necessary because a manufacturing defect related to the phones’ batteries caused some devices to overheat and, in some cases, cause fires.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

How an Ohio Product Liability Attorney Evaluates Your Case

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

An award-winning product liability attorney like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s James Loweknows that every product liability case is different.  Defects in automobiles, appliances, industrial equipment, medical supplies.  These, or any other faulty product, can cause a wide range of serious personal injuries.

Evaluating a product liability case requires both legal and technical knowledge.  Unlike simpler claims, product liability lawsuits may involve investigating mechanical issues, supply chains, industry practices, and even conducting product tests. 

Clearly, these lawsuits can be complicated, and will be fact-specific.  The process of evaluating a product liability case, however, will be fairly similar from case to case.

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Topics: product liability

Who Pays for an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

Financial concerns are common after you or a loved one suffer a personal injury.  Things like car accidents and medical errors can cause thousands of dollars in healthcare costs, periods of unemployment, and expensive property damage.  In these difficult times, the last thing an injured person and their family should have to worry about it the cost of hiring an Ohio personal injury attorney.

At the law firm of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our team of trial lawyers believe that you should not have to pay if you cannot settle or win your dispute.

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Topics: personal injury

How to Get Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Individuals who have suffered injury or illness typically worry about how they will recover from both their physical and financial injuries.  The reality is that many Ohioans must rely on social security disability benefits because they accidents render them disabled.

Planning for your future means uncovering all of the resources available to help you live a life that is financially secure.  If a personal injury accident caused your disability, this may mean filing a civil suit for compensation.  But in all cases of disability, regardless of cause, individuals in Ohio may be entitled to receive social security disability benefits.

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Topics: Social Security

What Does a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Do?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Ohio law protects employees injured on the job.  Ohio’s employers must contribute to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, a public workers’ compensation pool, or to provide coverage through a private insurer.  These sources of compensation are then available to employees injured in the course of employment.

But protecting your right to adequate compensation for your injuries can be difficult.  Workers’ compensation claims can involve analyzing the scope of the damage and impairment you have suffered, timely filing a claim in a complex system, and fighting against denied or delayed claims.  For this stressful process, you need a trusted workers’ compensation lawyer.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Liability in Ohio Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

You have heard the word liability. You probably have liability insurance. You know that someone may be found liable in court. But what exactly is liability? 

What Is Liability in Ohio?

In a legal context, liability is any type of debt or obligation that an individual, business, or even government is bound by law to pay or perform. If a defendant is found liable for someone’s personal injuries in Ohio’s legal system, that defendant must compensate the injured individual (subject to any limitations found in Ohio law).

Is Liability the Same as Guilt?

There are a couple ways that the legal concept of liability is different than the legal concept of guilt. Firstly, medical malpractice, car accident, and other personal injury lawsuits are civil matters. Guilt is pleaded or determined not in civil court, but criminal court.

Within the civil system, though, there is another distinction between liability and guilt in the everyday sense of the word.

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Topics: personal injury, cleveland lawyer, liability

What Does a Social Security Disability Lawyer Do?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Accidents, injuries, and medical problems can happen to anyone.  Fortunately, Social Security protects many of those who are affected by a disability.  But many people’s Social Security disability applications are denied, and many others struggle to navigate the complex Social Security system.  That is why you should contact a Social Security disability lawyer if you or a loved one need Social Security assistance due to a disability.   

As with any other legal process, applying for Social Security disability benefits involves law, regulations, and procedures unfamiliar to most non-lawyers.  With a dedicated disability attorney at your side, you can rely on the guidance of a professional to help you demonstrate that you are entitled to your Social Security disability benefits.  In your time of need, it is better to allow an experienced lawyer do the things that you may not be able to do yourself.

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Topics: Social Security

What If You’re Involved in an Uber Accident?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As “ride sharing” or “ride hailing” apps continue to expand across the country, traffic crashes involving Uber and Lyft drivers are increasing.  Passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists injured by careless drivers often find it difficult to sort out liability in the
aftermath of an Uber accident.  These accidents can involve many difficult questions.  Who is liable?  Whose insurance policy provides coverage?  Where should a lawsuit should be filed against an out-of-state company?  Are a ride sharing company’s drivers employees or independent contractors?

With these and so many other questions arising from Uber and Lyft accidents, there are several important factors that your attorney will consider when contemplating a lawsuit.

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Cleveland Construction Accident Attorneys Search for Answers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Construction accidents are among the most frequent, and most dangerous, injuries to employees and contractors in Ohio.  Falls, electrocutions, falling objects, collapsing structures, and unstable equipment can cause serious on-the-job injuries to even the most careful worker.  Because of the complexity of law and circumstances, an experienced Cleveland construction accident attorney will need to search for answers to ensure that construction site injuries are fully compensated.

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Topics: personal injury, construction accidents

Ohio Motorcycle Accidents in 2016

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Ohio motorcycle accidents have risen steadily over the past two years and, if current trends continue, 2016 may be one of the most dangerous years for Ohio motorcyclists. 

Due to a wide variety of factors, the frequent and often deadly motorcycle injuries that occur as the result of negligent driving can lead to complex and unique litigation issues.  With accidents and injuries on the rise, it is important than ever that motorcyclists understand how their cases are different from ordinary motor vehicle cases, and why they need an experienced attorney following a motorcycle crash.

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Topics: motorcycle accidents