According to the law, all product manufacturers, distributors and designers in the United States must make sure their products are safe. They must ensure the safety of their products before the products are introduced to the market.
No products are allowed to pose an unreasonable risk of illness or injury. If you or someone you know has sustained injuries caused by defective products, there is a chance that you have a potential liability claim. Our New York product liability lawyers can help you determine if you have a case.
We have the resources, knowledge and experience that will give you the best chance to obtain compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, then you deserve to be compensated.
The negligent party should be held responsible for your injuries, and we can help you take the legal action required to get justice and compensation.
Aside from helping you get the compensation you deserve, taking legal action against the negligent party will also prevent other consumers from suffering similar injuries. To find out if you have a case, contact us today.
Do You Really Have A Liability Claim?
A product liability claim is a lawsuit that can be filed by someone who was injured by a defective product. Today, the marketplace is filled with tens of thousands of different products, so there are countless ways that the average consumer can get injured.
If you’ve been injured by a product, it doesn’t automatically mean the product is at fault. The core of a product defect comes from oversight of negligence on the part of the manufacturer, distributor or designer. If negligence occurred during the sale, manufacturing or designing of the product and caused injury, then you could have a viable liability case.
Typical Liability Claims
While every claim is slightly different, there are some common themes among claims. Many liability cases involve a design defect. If a product is found to have a defect in its actual design, then this is grounds for a liability case.
However, the design defect must pose unreasonable danger to the consumer. There are many products that have design defects, but the manufacturers haven’t been taken to court because the defects don’t pose a significant threat to consumers. To have a case, a design defect must’ve caused injury.
Another typical liability claim involves a manufacturing defect. After a product has been designed, it must be manufactured. In most cases, a product’s manufacturing takes place inside of a large warehouse. Different products require different manufacturing processes.
Nothing is perfect, so it’s not uncommon for products to be manufactured with defects. In some cases, manufacturing defects are severe and can cause injury. Many liability claims involve a manufacturing defect, which has caused a consumer significant injury.
The third common theme among liability claims is failure to warn. There are many products that can be dangerous to use. There is nothing wrong with products being dangerous to use, but the manufacturer must warn consumers of the potential dangers.
If the manufacturer fails to warn consumers of the potential dangers associated with using the product, and the product injures someone, then there is the potential for a liability claim. The fourth common theme among product liability cases is marketing misrepresentation.
All products sellers are required to properly represent their products. If they don’t provide adequate warnings or instructions and misrepresent how their products should be used, then there is the potential for a liability claim.
These are some of the most common themes among product liability cases, but it’s best to speak to one of our New York product liability lawyers and find out if you have a case. If we find that you do have a case, then we can immediately begin gathering the evidence needed to support your case.
Proving A Product Was Defective
To win a personal injury claim that involves a defective product, there are some specific types of evidence needed. The person who has been injured by the product must show that his or her injuries were really caused by the faulty product.
To prove the negligence, you’ll probably need pictures of the injury, medical records that show hospital visits for the injuries and certain documents. You will need to show that the extent of your injuries was caused by the faulty product.
The major aspect of your case involves proving that the product was actually defective, so you will need to make sure you have the faulty product because it will be needed as evidence.
Our lawyers have the knowledge needed to determine if your injuries were caused by a design defect or manufacturing error. This is an important piece of evidence to have for your case.
A successful liability claim will need to show that you were using the product as it was intended to be used. It’s very important to prove that your injuries were directly caused by the faulty product. If all of these things can be proven, then you’ll have a very strong case.
Take Action Now
When it comes to personal injury cases, there is a finite window of time to take action. It’s called the statute of limitations. The clock for the statute of limitations starts ticking the moment you’re injured by the negligent party or product.
The time period that you have to take action can vary from state to state. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for product liability claims is three years, so you’ll need to file a claim within that period of time.
To make sure you file a claim within the allotted time period, you need to consult with one of our lawyers. You don’t want to risk forfeiting your right to compensation. If you don’t file a claim within the three years, a judge will almost certainly deny your case.
Common Products Involved In Liability Cases
Virtually any product can be involved in a liability case, but some products are involved in lawsuits far more often than others. Many consumers are injured by airbags. If an airbag doesn’t deploy or operate correctly, it’s viewed as a defective product.
It’s quite common for people to be injured by airbags that deploy incorrectly. In some cases, consumers have died because of injuries sustained by a faulty airbag, which end up being far worse than injuries that would’ve been sustained from the vehicle wreck.
If you’ve been injured by a faulty airbag, contact one of our lawyers. A lot of people don’t realize that even something as large as an airplane can be considered a faulty product. There have been many airplanes that have crashed as a result of faulty machinery and not pilot error.
If the part manufacturers or other parties were negligent, then it could be grounds for a product liability case. Every year, hundreds of consumers are injured on all-terrain vehicles. The manufacturers of these vehicles are required to warn consumers of safety hazards.
All-terrain vehicles are notorious for having mechanical defects, so if you’re injuries involved an all-terrain vehicle, you could have a viable liability case. Some other common products that are involved in product liability cases are rims, tires and automobiles.
We Can Help
It doesn’t matter what type of product you were injured by; we can help. Our New York defective products lawyers can consult with you and determine if you have a viable case. Many clients don’t think they have a case, but after consulting with us, they find out they actually have a very strong case.
We have a combined 30 years of experience between our lawyers, and we can help you get the compensation that you deserve. We have lawyers who specialize in cases involving defective products.
After we consult with you, we’ll let you know if you have a case. If you have a case, we can start gathering the evidence needed to build your case.
When it comes to filing lawsuits, there are no guarantees, but if you have a case, you should do everything possible to try to get compensation. Our lawyers can help you get compensation for a wide range of damages.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, there is a very good chance that you’ve been dealing with pain and suffering. Depending on how extensive your injuries are, you could be dealing with a significant amount of pain and discomfort.
We will fight to make sure you’re adequately compensated for your suffering. Injuries caused by a defective product can also result in lost wages. If your injuries have made it impossible for you to work, then you deserve to be compensated for lost wages.
In many cases, this can result in tens of thousands of dollars in compensation. There is also a good chance that you owe a lot of medical expenses. Hospital bills aren’t cheap, and if you’re suffering and haven’t been able to work, then you’ll probably have a very difficult time paying off medical bills.
You deserve compensation for unpaid medical bills. Our New York product defect lawyers have represented many individuals who’ve suffered serious injuries. We’ve been able to successfully help many of our clients get the compensation that they deserve.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, we know how scary it can be. Since you’re already disturbed by the injuries, seeking legal assistance might seem intimidating.
However, getting help from qualified lawyers doesn’t have to be scary. We’ve worked with many individuals, and we will do our best to work with you and fight to get you adequate compensation, but you need to contact us today.