If you were hurt while using a product, a NYC product liability lawyer may be able to help you hold the manufacturer liable.
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. has over 40 years of experience helping clients get the money they need after an accident.
To learn more, call our law offices to schedule a free case evaluation today. We’ll sit down, discuss your case and help you understand your options.
How Will An Experienced NYC Personal Injury Attorney Help With My Case?
Companies that manufacture and sell products have a legal duty to make sure those products are safe. If you get hurt because they fail to do this, they can be held responsible for paying damages for your injuries.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get the compensation you deserve.
It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint exactly why the product was dangerous. In other cases, the company might even try to blame you for getting hurt.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our NYC personal injury lawyers have the resources and experience needed to hold negligent companies accountable. When you choose us to protect your rights, you can expect a lawyer who will:
- Thoroughly investigate to find out what caused your injuries
- Get the evidence needed to support your claim for damages
- Stand up to insurance companies and defense lawyers who try to minimize the severity of your injuries
- Hire expert witnesses who can provide strong evidence about why the product was unreasonably dangerous
- Provide the personal attention you deserve throughout the entire legal process
- Negotiate to get a settlement that fully accounts for the past, current and future costs of your injury
Our NYC defective product lawyers have a proven track record of successfully handling even the most complex product liability case. We’ll handle every aspect of your case with the goal of getting the highest compensation award possible for you.
Attorney advertising can offer useful information, but it’s important to get advice specific to your case. If you’re ready to discuss how we can use our experience to help, don’t hesitate to call our law firm for legal advice today.
Overview of New York Product Liability Laws
Defective products can cause car accidents, construction accidents, and even dangerous fires. Under New York law, companies that sell or manufacture products are required to make sure those products are reasonably safe for consumers. This duty also includes providing appropriate warnings about how to use the product safely.
Some companies are blatantly negligent in putting a dangerous product on the market. However, you don’t always have to prove the company was negligent to recover compensation. Product liability lawsuits can also be based on strict liability.
The first step is finding out what type of defect caused the product to become dangerous.
A manufacturing defect is a problem with the way the product was made. In these cases, the product’s design is safe, but something that happened during the manufacturing process made it dangerous.
In other words, the product is dangerous because it was not made in accordance with its original design.
For example, if a batch of prescription drugs was contaminated because someone failed to properly sanitize equipment involved in the packaging process, that’s a manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect can impact the entire product line–such as when the wrong size screws are used to assemble a toy–or only a single batch.
A design defect is a problem with the way the product is designed. Regardless of what happens during the manufacturing process, the product will continue to be dangerous because of its design.
Companies that know about product dangers have an obligation to explore ways to make their product safer.
If we can suggest a reasonable, feasible and safe alternative, the company can be held responsible for failure to modify their product.
One widely known design defect once existed in many SUVs. The way the vehicle was designed made it especially prone to rollover accidents. By changing the vehicle’s design elements, SUVs have been made safer over the years.
Failure to Warn
In some cases, the product itself isn’t really defective. A product liability case can be based upon a defect in the way the product was marketed to consumers.
Not every product can be made entirely safe. However, if the company knows about a danger associated with its product, it has to tell consumers about that risk. That’s why so many products contain warning labels and instructions to help others use the product safely.
Failure to include appropriate warnings and safety instructions can cause an otherwise safe product to become unreasonably dangerous.
We Handle All Types of Dangerous Product Cases
Our personal injury attorneys handle all types of defective consumer products cases in NYC, including:
- Car seats
- Dangerous drugs
- Construction equipment
- Household appliances
- Children’s toys
- Machinery and equipment
- Vehicle components
- Safety equipment, such as airbags and seatbelts
- And more
Regardless of the product type, the company that profits from selling the product is in the best position to keep others safe. After all, it is those companies who are involved in putting the product together for consumers.
If you were hurt using a dangerous product, give us a call today to learn more about getting the fair compensation you deserve.
Defective Products Can Cause Severe Injuries
A seemingly common household item can cause catastrophic injuries when something goes wrong. Our lawyers fight to get fair compensation for accident victims who have sustained:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractures and joint injuries
- Chest injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Catastrophic injuries
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Our lawyers know that recovering from any type of injury can take over your life. Your bills may start to pile up even before you’re back on your feet again.
We’ll do everything we can to get the full compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering.
Ready to learn more? Just call Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help.
Time is Limited to File a Product Liability Lawsuit
Even if you’re seriously hurt, you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to protect your rights. New York law gives you a maximum of three years to file a product liability lawsuit. The clock starts running on the date you were injured.
Product liability cases can be complex. Sometimes, a class action might even be justified. A detailed investigation will be necessary to find out what happened and who was responsible. To get started, call our law offices to arrange your consultation today.
What Do I Have to Show to Get Compensation in a Product Liability Case?
Product liability cases involve both negligence and strict liability. In general, it’s necessary to show that the product was so defective that it was unsafe for its intended use. It’s also enough to show that you were hurt using the defective product in a way that was reasonably foreseeable.
These cases are highly fact-specific. Our lawyers will work to prove that the product was not only dangerous, but that it was unreasonably dangerous–and should not have been marketed to the public in its current condition. Depending upon the facts, we might work to show:
- The likelihood that the product would pose a danger to the average user
- Alternative solutions that could have made the product safer
- That it would have been difficult for the average user to recognize the danger the product posed in its current design
Usually, someone’s negligence caused the product to be sold in a dangerous condition. Once we establish that the product was unreasonably dangerous, however, the company can be held strictly liable for the harm it causes.
What Types of Damages Are Available If You Were Hurt By a Dangerous Product?
If you were hurt as a result of a defective product, you have the right to be reimbursed for all past expenses. You also have the right to compensation for future costs. In a product liability lawsuit, you can recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical treatment
- Loss of your future earning capacity
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of your loved one’s company or support in wrongful death cases
- Property damage
- And more
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our lawyers will fight to get the maximum compensation possible in your case. We’ll work with respected experts and your medical team along the way. Our attorneys have a history of winning full financial recovery for our clients in NYC. To learn more about what we can do to help in your specific case, give us a call today.
Contact Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. For a Free Consultation With A Skilled New York City Product Liability Lawyer
Product liability claims can be confusing and complex. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. An experienced NYC product liability lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can fight to get justice in the form of financial compensation.
If you or a loved one were hurt by a dangerous product, take action today. Call to schedule your free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City.