Designers, manufacturers and others involved in the chain of commerce have an obligation to ensure their products are safe for use before releasing them into the marketplace. At the very least, they are required to provide adequate warnings about the potential dangers or side effects of their products. When a consumer is injured from a defect in a product or from false representations made by the manufacturer, they may have a case to recover financial compensation.
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Types of Product Defects
Generally, in a New York product liability case, the plaintiff will have to show that the product which caused the injury was defective, and that the defect made the product unreasonably dangerous. Three product defects which could lead to an injury and warrant legal action include the following:
- Design Defects: A design defect is present before the product is manufactured and implies that something in the design of the item is inherently unsafe.
- Manufacturing Defects: A manufacturing defect develops while the product is being manufactured or assembled.
- Marketing Defects: A marketing defect typically refers to a lack of proper and sufficient instructions, warnings or labeling.
Liability for a defective product can lie with a number of entities, including the product manufacturer, wholesaler, manufacturer of component parts or store which sold the product to the injured consumer. In most product liability claims against the manufacturer or seller, the injured party will not have to demonstrate that negligence contributed to the accident, often making it easier for them to recover monetary damages.
New York Product Liability Attorneys
Our New York product liability lawyers act promptly in defective product lawsuits to help the client's chances of receiving maximum compensation for their injuries. First, we will retain the product for examination and consult with mechanics, engineers and other professionals to research the manufacturing and design process of that particular item. Our New York defective product attorneys will also investigate the company's history to determine whether similar claims were filed, as well as to evaluate the manufacturer's response to product safety issues. After building a strong case, we will negotiate, or go to trial if necessary, to seek compensation for damages resulting from the defective product injury.
While some product liability claims will end in a settlement, our New York defective product attorneys are not limited to this type of resolution. We have years of experience litigating cases, collecting millions on behalf of clients who were needlessly injured, and will thoroughly review your claim to determine the best course of action. Whether you were injured by a defective vehicle, faulty medical device or unreasonably dangerous drug, our attorneys will be attentive to your individual needs, while seeking maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact our New York defective product attorneys today to learn more about how we may be able to assist with your product liability case.