New York City, Westchester &Long Island Product Liability Attorneys Giving Justice to Product Liability Victims Throughout New York
Consumer products can make life easier for many people across the world. As technology advances, products used by consumers become more sophisticated and helpful for our everyday lives. Unfortunately, in some cases, products do not work as they are intended and lead to injuries that can leave you suffering from the consequences for a long time. As a consumer, you are owed certain rights and protections after you purchase and use a product. The manufacturer of any given product should hold a high standard of safety testing when manufacturing their product. Even with thorough testing that a manufacturer undergoes for their products, dangerous or defective products can ultimately make their way into the hands of consumers, leading to dangerous results. When manufacturers place a defective or dangerous product into the stream of commerce, consumers get injured. If you or a loved one have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you should consider taking matters into your own hands and filing a products liability claim with the help of our team of product liability attorneys based in Long Island. Injured victims like you can end up dealing with their injuries for quite some time, affecting them negatively in many ways. Do not let that happen to you. Let us represent your defective product case today so you can get back on track with your life. Give us a call today at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) to see if you are eligible to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of your dangerous and defective product. Our main office is located on Long Island just across from Hofstra University and the Nassau Coliseum and just 30 minutes from Manhattan. We represent clients throughout New York City, including, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Westchester, Nassau & Suffolk County on Long Island.
What Types of Product Liability Cases Can an Attorney Assist Me With?
Injuries Can Be Caused by the Use of Defective or Dangerous Products.
Products liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. While many people believe product liability cases simply cover dangerous products or consumer electronics, a product liability case can be filed for many reasons beyond those products.
A product liability lawyer can assist you with a diverse range of defective product cases that include but are not limited to:
Manufacturing Defect: occurs in the manufacturing process and usually involves poor-quality materials or shoddy work;
Design Defect: the product design is inherently dangerous or useless; and
Failure to Warn: arises in products that carry inherent non-obvious dangers which could be mitigated through adequate warnings to the user, and these dangers are present regardless of how well the product is manufactured and designed for its intended purpose.
Different Elements are Required to be Proven for Each Type of Claim.
The majority of product liability laws are determined at the state level and vary widely from state to state.
Each type of product liability claim requires different elements to be proven to present a successful claim. In the United States, the claims most commonly associated with product liability are:
- strict liability,
- breach of warranty, and
- various consumer protection claims.
Identifying the Responsible Parties.
When it comes to products liability, it is not always easy to identify the party responsible for your injuries. Some parties that may be responsible are:
- The designer of the product;
- The manufacturer who produced it;
- The supplier of the materials used by the manufacturer;
- The distributor who entered the product into the market;
- The retailer who sold it to you; or
- Any other third party involved in either its production or distribution.
Many States have Enacted Consumer Protection Statutes.
These provide for specific remedies for a variety of product defects. When it comes to injuries arising from the use of a product, there are economic losses, those attributable to the loss of use of the product, and then there are personal injuries resulting from use of a product. Statutory remedies are often provided for defects which merely render the product unusable (and hence cause economic injury) but do not cause physical injury or damage to other property.
The best-known examples of consumer protection laws for product defects are lemon laws, which became widespread because automobiles are often an American citizen’s second-largest investment after buying a home.
A manufacturing defect is commonly associated with the way an individual product was made. This type of defect can include faulty parts that lead to the product not working as intended. An example of this is malfunctioning brakes on a car. If you have defective brakes on your car and you end up being hurt in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustain.
You may be familiar with product recalls. This is when an entire line of products is pulled because they can be potentially dangerous to consumers who use the product. This falls under a design defect. Unfortunately, many consumers utilize these types of products before a recall is announced. This can lead to a serious injury that can affect you in many negative ways.
Lastly, a failure to warn is a type of product liability where the manufacturer does not properly label the product and the hazards that can occur because of it. Companies manufacture products like these more than you would think. Not having the right warning labels can lead to you becoming injured. Protect yourself from further harm by filing a defective product claim with the help of our Long Island injury lawyers. We can hold manufacturers accountable for their defective products. Whether you were injured because of defective toys or defective medical devices, we can do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Determines How Much Compensation I Can Receive for My Case?
Proving fault and proving the extent of your injuries and damages can end up determining how much compensation you can actually receive for your defective product case. For example, if you had to pay a lot of medical expenses out of your own pocket, we can help recover compensation for those medical bills you had to pay and any medical bills you may have to pay in the future. If you missed time from work, we can assist you in recovering financial damages for the losses you sustained. We can even help you recover compensation for emotional damages like pain and suffering. Pain and suffering measures how much you have suffered emotionally and mentally as a result of your injury. A liability lawyer from The Rizzuto Law Firm based in Long Island can give you the legal advice and representation you need to hold the negligent party in your case responsible for their negligence. Our office is located across the street from Hofstra University and The Nassau Coliseum and 30 minutes from Manhattan. We represent clients in all 5 boroughs of New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens & Staten Island, Westchester as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties in Long Island.
How Can a Product Liability Lawyer Help Me?
A product liability injury lawyer can help you through the claims process by providing you strong legal guidance from the start of your case to the very end. Our injury lawyers are tried and tested and understand the nuances present in products liability law. We understand the dangers some of these defective products can present to injured victims like you. An injury attorney in Long Island can also help you prove fault in your case. Proving fault on behalf of the offending party is key in order to recover the compensation you deserve for your case. Injury cases like yours can be complex. Get the legal help you need to get you through the claims process by hiring an injury attorney from our law firm today.
What are the Benefits of Hiring a Product Liability Lawyer for My Case?
Victims injured in a product liability accident can often find themselves lost when navigating through the claims process. Without the help of a personal injury attorney, you may find yourself responsible for handling many complicated aspects of your case on your own. Being responsible for these tasks can weigh on your heavily when you should be focusing your efforts on recovering from your injuries. If you hire an injury attorney from our law firm, we can help you navigate through your defective product case with ease and help you hold the manufacturer in your case responsible for their negligence. Give us a call at 1-855-RIZZUTO (749-9886) to get the representation you need today.