Staten Island Product Liability Lawyer
Were you or a loved one injured by a dangerous or defective product in Staten Island, NY? You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A Staten Island product liability lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We have more than 40 years of combined experience helping injured consumers in NYC. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation along the way to help families like yours.
Are you interested in learning more about how we can put our winning track record to work for you? Call our law offices in Staten Island, New York, for a free consultation today.
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How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help With a Product Liability Claim in Staten Island
Product liability claims are particularly complex. You’ll have to offer evidence about why the product was dangerous to prove the manufacturer was liable. Our experienced Staten Island personal injury lawyers understand product liability laws and how to get the compensation you need in this difficult time.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we have the resources and experience to fully investigate your product liability claim. When you hire us, you’ll benefit from more than 40 years of legal experience.
Our legal team will:
- Conduct a full-scale investigation to identify the defect in the product
- Research to determine whether anyone else has been hurt in the same way
- Hire experts and specialists to testify on your behalf
- Handle all of the administrative work necessary to preserve your claim
- Negotiate with the insurance company to maximize your settlement award
- Take your case to trial if the insurance company won’t play fair
We know the tactics used by insurance companies to fight your personal injury claim. With our skilled Staten Island personal injury attorneys in your corner, you’ll increase the chances of getting the full amount you deserve.
Are you interested in discussing your claim with a lawyer who can help? Contact our offices in Staten Island, NY, today for a free case review.
How Common Are Injuries Caused by Dangerous Products in Staten Island?
Product liability laws in New York hold the companies that design, manufacture, or sell products liable when those products are defective or unreasonably dangerous.
Unfortunately, people get hurt using ordinary products every day. Thousands of products are recalled by the FDA, USDA, and other organizations each year. However, a product can still pose a risk of harm even if it’s not subject to recall.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) keeps track of products that cause injuries each year. In 2019 alone, an estimated 224,086 people were hurt by children’s toys. Another 222,527 injuries were caused by playground equipment.
What is My Staten Island Product Liability Case Worth?
Calculating the value of a personal injury claim can be challenging. Every person is different–as are their injuries. If you were hurt, there are a number of different factors that will be relevant in determining the value of your case.
Some of those factors include:
- Your financial losses, including the cost of your medical treatment
- The nature of your injury–and whether you’ll fully recover
- The emotional pain and trauma of the accident and injury
- The impact of your injuries on day-to-day activities
Your age and life expectancy can also play a role in calculating your damages award. For example, some injuries are much more devastating for a child.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Defective Products?
If you were injured, personal injury laws in New York, NY, give you the right to recover economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages reimburse you for your financial losses after an accident.
Common financial losses might include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Lost future earning capacity
- Property damage
Non-economic damages represent your pain and suffering–both physical and emotional.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium (damage to personal relationships)
Our lawyers will analyze the facts of your case to make sure you’re getting all of the damages available in your personal injury case. We’ll also work with experts and specialists to strengthen your case.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for Getting Hurt by a Defective Product in Staten Island?
Sharing blame for your injuries doesn’t keep you from recovering damages under New York’s contributory negligence law. Instead, it can reduce the amount of money you recover for your injuries.
Some states bar you from suing for damages if you’re more than 50% responsible for an accident. That’s not the case in New York. You are entitled to recover damages in New York even if you were mostly at fault for your accident.
However, New York’s contributory fault rules can impact your claim. If the insurance company is blaming you for getting hurt, call our law firm to get the legal advice you deserve today.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries
Defective products can cause serious injuries to anyone who uses them. Our Staten Island product liability attorneys are dedicated to helping injured consumers recover fair compensation for all of their injuries.
We handle cases involving:
- Soft tissue damage
- Nerve damage
- Eye injuries
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a family member
If you cannot make it into our office, our lawyers would be happy to arrange a time to come to you. Just give us a quick call to schedule a free case evaluation today.
We Handle All Types of Product Liability Cases in Staten Island, NY
You shouldn’t have to worry that the products you buy might be dangerous for you or your kids. The companies who make those products should worry about that. After all, they’re the ones who profit off your purchase.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we handle all types of product liability claims in Staten Island, including those involving defective or dangerous:
- Children’s toys
- Children’s car seats
- Airbags, seat belts, and motor vehicle safety equipment
- Household appliances
- Medical devices
- Prescription drugs
- Household chemicals
- Construction equipment
- E-cigarettes and vaping devices
- And more
Any type of product can become dangerous when something goes wrong in the way it’s made. If you were hurt because of a consumer product, call today for a free case review. We’ll go over your case and help you understand your legal options.
How Do I Prove Liability in a New York Product Defect Case?
Companies are responsible for making sure the products they sell are reasonably safe. If a product you used was defective, you may be able to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for damages. Strict liability means you can hold a company responsible even if you can’t prove that they were negligent.
There are three primary types of product liability claims:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects
If the product suffered from a defect, and you got hurt while using the product, you may be entitled to damages.
A design defect is a hazard created by the way a product was designed. Companies are responsible for choosing the safest design that’s reasonably possible. If the manufacturer knew there was a defect in the product’s design, they have to use an alternative design if possible.
If there’s no safer way to design the product, the company must provide adequate warnings and make sure consumers know about the risk.
It’s possible for products to be dangerous even if there’s nothing wrong with the design. There are a lot of factors that go into putting a product together. If something goes wrong during the assembly process, a product might have a manufacturing defect.
Sometimes only a single product or batch of products suffer from the defect. Manufacturers can still be held accountable even for one-time errors in assembling a product.
It’s not always possible to eliminate every danger associated with a product. Companies are only responsible for making sure their products are reasonably safe. However, when there are known risks associated with using a product, consumers have a right to know.
Manufacturers are required to provide consumers with an adequate warning about those dangers. That’s why products come with instruction manuals and warning labels. If the company fails to provide warnings, it can be held liable for failure to warn.
How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in New York?
New York state law limits the amount of time you have to take legal action. The statute of limitations gives you three years to file a product liability lawsuit. If you wait too long, you risk forfeiting your right to compensation entirely.
Contact a Staten Island Product Liability Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Sometimes it’s impossible to know whether a product is defective before you use it. If you were injured, call a Staten Island product liability lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to schedule a free consultation today. We represent clients across New York City and Long Island.