Bronx Product Liability

Defective or dangerous products are the cause of thousands of serious injuries and deaths every year in the United States. Products can be defective for many reasons. Some are poorly designed, while others suffer from defects in manufacturing. The area of product liability law refers to a manufacturer or distributor of a defective product being held liable for placing that product into the hands of a consumer. In order to have a viable claim, a plaintiff must show that the product was indeed defective, and that the defect was directly responsible for the injury. These injuries can be caused by anything from a poorly a designed vehicle leading to car accidents, to tainted medicine, to a toy containing parts that cause a child to choke. If you are I need of an injury lawyer because you or a family member have been seriously injured by using a faulty product it is critical that you immediately contact an experienced Bronx product liability lawyer who will explain to you your legal options for pursuing compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other losses.

Product liability claims

Unfortunately, products are manufactured in a defective manner far too often. There are countless examples of products that have caused serious injuries such as equipment used in the construction industry, children’s toys and baby accessories, car parts, small and major kitchen appliances, office equipment, and electronic such as mobile phones and laptop computers. If a victim is seriously injured because the there was a manufacturing defect, then the victim can pursue damages against the manufacturer or distributor of the product by filing a specific type of personal injury lawsuit called a defective product claim.

Another type of problem that could lead to a product liability claim is a faulty design problem. This means that there was some sort of flaw in the way the product was designed that made it inherently dangerous even if it was manufactured correctly. For example, a notable case from the 1970s involved a car being manufactured with a poorly designed fuel system that resulted the car bursting in flames even with low speed collisions.

The third type of product liability claim is a failure to warn claim. This type of case involves a product that has a known risk but the manufacturer fails to warn the public of the risk. Usually the failure involves improper labeling. Examples include a drug company failing to include warnings of a particular type of side effect.

Pursuing a product liability claim

A serious injury from a product that was designed, manufactured or marketing in a dangerous manner can cause serious financial problems. Any serious injury will require extensive, expensive treatment. On top of that you may not be able to work while you are recovering. High medical bills coupled with limited income presents a financial challenge.

If you file a personal injury lawsuit against the company that introduced the dangerous product that injured you, you can demand that the company compensate you for the losses you face. For example, you will have significant medical expenses such as bills from your doctors, specialists, for your medication, and medical equipment. You can also demand payment for the compensation you missed because you were unable to work. In the case of serious injuries, pain and suffering is often awarded, particularly if the injury is permanent. If the defective product caused your loved one to pass away, then you may be able to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If a defective product has resulted in your serious injury or a serious injury to your loved one it is important to contact an attorney experienced in product liability cases to ensure that your case will result in the best possible outcome. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling product liability cases as well as personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from auto accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents and construction accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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