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November 2015 Archives

Negligence per se: Dangerous property condition violating the law

If you suffer serious injuries in an accident in a grocery store, shopping mall or other location, you might have a right to make a claim against the property owner for compensation. Generally, liability on the part of the owner would depend upon your ability to prove that the accident resulted from inadequate lighting, icy sidewalks, a wet floor or other hazardous conditions caused or allowed to exist on the premises by the owner.

What is the product liability statute of repose?

Questions about how long you have to commence a lawsuit in Ohio based on a product liability cause of action usually center on the applicable statute of limitations, which in this state is two years from the date of injury or, if the harm was not readily discoverable at the time it occurred, two years from the date of such discovery or when a reasonable person would have discovered it.

Ohio State University settles two medical malpractice lawsuits

Medical malpractice in a hospital setting can result in injuries that can have a lasting impact on the life of the victim, and this in turn means that even if a medical malpractice lawsuit does not go all the way through trial to a jury award, a plaintiff can still receive a substantial sum of money as compensation through settlement.

What is negligent entrustment of an automobile?

Negligent drivers are sometimes not the only persons responsible for causing car accidents. In some cases third parties can share responsibility for the harm that occurs when those drivers might have been prevented from getting behind the wheel. This theory of liability is known as "negligent entrustment."

Manufacturers, insurers may clash over autonomous car liability

Two areas of the law often impacted by automobile accidents are insurance coverage and products liability. Traditionally insurance is supposed to cover driver errors, while products liability covers manufacturer and design problems. But the future of the law concerning car accidents may turn that equation on its head.

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