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 catch 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 expose the public to a dangerous product, and a New York City 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.
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.
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.
In a product liability suit, you can recover compensation for:
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 City can help you determine if joining a class action or MDL is the right choice for you.
Seeking a product liability claim can be confusing without experienced representation. Fortunately, The Perecman Firm attorneys are trial-ready lawyers who fight tooth-and-nail for their clients. Our firm has secured dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients because we passionately believe in what we do. We help grieving families find justice while giving them the resources to move forward.
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. We serve clients throughout New York, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester.
You do not have to seek justice alone—contact The Perecman Firm to learn your next move.
The Perecman Firm’s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.