If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. When a poorly-designed, manufactured, or marketed product results in injury or death, the victim can bring a product liability lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.
Product liability refers to the legal liability incurred for producing, selling, or marketing a faulty, defective, or dangerous product. It can apply to just about any type of product, including improperly-labeled medications, small parts on toys that can be choking hazards, and vehicle airbags that fail to deploy.
The legal team at Kenneth Marder PLLC has successfully represented countless clients in cases involving dangerous or defective products. We will analyze the details of your case to identify responsible parties and gather the evidence needed to substantiate your claim. Do not attempt to handle a product liability lawsuit without the help of a NY injury lawyer who has extensive experience in this particular area of the law. Contact us today at (212) 390-9529 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
Types of Product Liability Lawsuits
Product defects usually fall under one of three categories. The three types of defects that could cause injury and result in liability include:
- Design defects—These flaws occur from the very beginning, existing in the product’s blueprint, before it is even manufactured.
- Manufacturing defects—These problems occur when the product’s design is sound, but an error in the manufacturing process creates a dangerous defect.
- Marketing defects—When both the design and manufacturing are sound, but the product is improperly labeled, or fails to include necessary safety warnings, someone could be injured as a result.
Of course, some product liability lawsuits involve more than one type of defect, or all three. Regardless of during which stage(s) of the process the defects occurred, a skilled NY product liability lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve in a timely manner.
Defects in motor vehicles can lead to particularly disastrous consequences. Case in point, Takata airbags, which were recently at the center of the largest auto recall in history. More than 41 million vehicles were recalled due to faulty airbags that could explode, fail to inflate properly, or spew shrapnel. The defect has been linked to hundreds of injuries and at least 29 deaths. Takata had to file bankruptcy as a result.
Improperly-labeled medications and defective toys which result in strangulation, suffocation, and choking also top the list of most deadly product liability lawsuits. But proving that negligent design, manufacturing, or marketing was responsible for these injuries is rarely an easy task.
Why You Need a New York Product Liability Lawyer
In order to win a product liability lawsuit, you must be able to prove that there was a defect in the product, that you suffered injury, and that the injury was a result of that defect. An experienced injury lawyer can help show the causal connection between the defect and your injuries and other damages.
Identifying at which stage(s) in the process the defect(s) occurred can be extremely complicated. At Kenneth Marder PLLC, we will perform a thorough investigation into your case, identifying responsible parties, gathering important evidence, and positioning you for the most favorable outcome possible.
We believe that clear and open lines of communication are a key component of a healthy attorney-client relationship. Our dedicated legal team will ensure that you understand your rights and options, and we will remain by your side from start to finish.
Types of Compensation You Can Receive in a Product Liability Lawsuit
As with most injury claims, the types and amount of compensation you receive will largely depend on the type and severity of your injuries. That being said, most personal injury cases take into account damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, alternative transportation costs, and other costs associated with the injury.
Thousands of people are injured by defective, dangerous, or faulty products in the U.S. every year. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation, but there is a statute of limitations on product liability cases, preventing individuals from bringing claims after a certain period of time. In New York, the window during which you must file a claim is three years. After that, your claim will likely be dismissed. The clock on this three-year period begins ticking once the victim knows, or should have known, that the product in question caused the injury.
Contact Kenneth Marder PLLC Today
If you have been injured by a defective or faulty product, the legal team at Kenneth Marder PLLC can help. We have successfully represented countless victims of dangerous products, and we have an impressive record of obtaining maximum compensation for our clients in the most efficient possible manner. Don’t attempt to navigate this complex process without the help of skilled legal counsel. Contact us today at (212) 390-9529 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.