Product LiabilityProduct Liability
Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from dangerous and defective products. Seemingly harmless, everyday products that have recently been linked to catastrophic injuries and deaths include home appliances, food, drugs, automobiles, medical devices, medical implants, and a variety of other products used by consumers every day. Many serious injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety. The main incentive to increase product safety is to avoid potential liability in product liability lawsuits, which provide compensation for the personal injuries or deaths sustained from the use of a defective product. If a family member or loved one has died as a result of injuries due to the use of a dangerous or defective product, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer to recover damages. You do not necessarily have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. Product liability claims, often called strict product liability can be established if you are able to prove four things
- The product was defective
- The defect existed prior to the manufacturer releasing the product
- The consumer was using the product in a manner consistent with its intended purpose
- The defect caused the damages
Manufacturers and their marketers must label the product in such a way as to warn of all dangers associated with its' use. They must specifically state how that product should be used and warn you of the hazards.
The personal injury lawyers at Flint & Granich are experienced product liability lawyers, committed to informing the public of all dangerous products and product recalls. Our mission in pursuing product liability cases is to obtain just compensation for our injured clients and to create an economic incentive for those in the stream of commerce to produce safe products and provide sufficient warning of the dangers of their products, ultimately resulting in the saving of lives. The damages the consumer is entitled to receive in a dangerous or defective product case include compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of physical capacity
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Punitive damages
Whether dealing with a manufacturing flaw or defect, a design flaw or defect, or where a product is unreasonably dangerous because of inadequate instructions or warnings, we ensure that the family and heirs of deceased consumers receive fair treatment under New York State law for injuries caused by dangerous and defective products.
Whenever an injury occurs, time is of the essence as it is essential to promptly investigate the accident, preserve evidence, and file a lawsuit prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations. If you have questions or concerns about injuries suffered through the use of a dangerous or defective product, please contact the personal injury lawyers at Flint & Granich today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case.
To learn the answers to frequently asked questions about a variety of topics related to personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death litigation, please call us at (518) 458-1220.