Long Island Defective Product
When consumers purchase cars, buy toys for their children, use machinery at work and take medication, they do not expect the products to be dangerous. Unfortunately, there are far too many products that cause consumer serious injuries. For example, every year thousands of cars are recalled each year because they are in some way defective. Oftentimes vehicles are recalled only have people have been injured or killed in car accidents caused by the defect. There have been several cases in which medications have helped patients with one problem, only to cause patients to suffer from a different, often worse medical condition. If the medication had the proper label with appropriate instruction, the victims would not have been injured. If you or a family member was seriously injured by a defective product, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Long Island product liability attorney who will review the facts of your case and who will aggressively pursue damages on your behalf to compensate you for the losses you suffered.Types of defective product claims
There are three types of defective product claims: failure to warn, manufacturing defect and design defect.
- Failure to warn: If a product can be hazardous if not used correctly, then the manufacturer has the duty to warn consumers by proper labeling or instructions.
- Manufacturing defect: If a product was not manufactured according to specifications, it may be dangerous. For example, if a scaffold is defective, it may collapse in a scaffold accident seriously injuring construction workers.
- Design defect: The product was made according to specifications but is still dangerous because its design makes it inherently dangerous.
There have been a wide variety of products that have harmed victims because of the way there were designed, manufactured or labeled. Some well-known product defects cased have involved:
- Child car seats
- Cars, SUVs and trucks
- Car tires
- Baby cradles and swings
- Food products
- Medical devices
There are a variety of types of injuries that a victim can suffer from a defective product. In the case of defective heavy equipment found a construction sites and manufacturing plants, for examples, injuries may include traumatic amputations, head injuries, bone fractures and back injuries. In the case of defective medications, injuries tend to be brain injuries, internal bleeding and damage to organs. When a car is defective, accidents occur leaving victims with broken bones, back injuries, neck injuries and burns.
Children have been seriously injured and killed due to defective car seats, dangerous toys and poorly designed baby equipment.Pursuing damages
A serious injury from a defective product affects not only your heath, but also your ability to work, your ability to pay bills, your relationships with your loved ones and your general quality of life. Through a product liability action against the manufacturer, distributor or even retailer of the defective product that caused your injury you may be able to receive compensation that will pay for your medical expenses and compensate you for your other losses.
If a loved one dies as a result of a defective product compensation may be available through a wrongful death claim.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you or a loved one was harmed by a defective vehicle, appliance, toy, by tainted medication or by any other type of defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you suffered. Defective product cases are complicated, involving a thorough understanding of New York product liability law. 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 personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from the use of defective products. 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.