New York Product Liability Attorney
Everyone who buys a product has the right to expect that the product is reasonably safe to use. While products can come with some inherent risks, manufacturers have an obligation to warn customers about the dangers of their products so they can make smart choices and protect themselves.
Sometimes, however, manufacturers will release dangerous items into the marketplace. From drugs that cause unexpected side effects, to car tires with treads that separate, to mp3 players that start on fire, dangerous products can do significant harm to innocent people who trust that the products are safe.
Manufacturers must be held accountable if they provide the public with a dangerous product, and a New York product liability attorney at The Perecman Firm can help you take legal action if you or a loved one was harmed by a defective product.
When Are Manufacturers Responsible for Defective Products?
Public policy dictates that manufacturers are in the best position to test their products and to make sure the products are safe. As such, strict liability rules apply to defective products cases.
Under strict liability rules, an injured victim does not need to prove that a manufacturer was negligent in order to recover compensation when harmed by a product. Instead, the manufacturer is assumed to be responsible if the product caused harm when used as intended.
In addition to strict liability rules, manufacturers also have a duty to warn customers about any risks that are inherent in the use of their products. As such, injured victims harmed by dangerous or defective items can pursue a claim for failure to warn as well.
With multiple ways to take action against a product manufacturer, injured victims should get help from a New York product liability lawyer to explore options and pursue the maximum compensation available.
Making Your Case
When taking legal action against a product manufacturer, you must prove either that the manufacturer had a duty to warn you of a risk and failed in that duty OR that you were using the product as intended and got hurt as a direct result.
If you are able to successfully prove your case with the help of a New York product liability lawyer, you can recover compensation for:
Medical bills resulting from injuries caused by the defective product
Pain and suffering caused by the injuries from the defective product
Emotional distress resulting from the accident or injuries
Wrongful death if the defective product caused your family member or loved one to suffer fatal injuries
Many product liability cases are resolved in class actions or in multi-district litigations because dangerous products usually cause injury to hundreds, if not thousands, of users. Product liability lawyers in New York can help you determine if joining a class action or MDL is the right choice for you.
Free Consultation with a New York Product Liability Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a dangerous or defective product, you need to take action to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. The Perecman Firm is here to help. Contact our New York product liability lawyers today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can put our legal experience to work on your case.