Helping You Seek Compensation When Defective Products Cause Serious Injury
Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they offer to consumers are free from inherent dangers and provide ample warning of any hazards they know do exist. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries. If you’re experiencing the aftermath of an injury due to a defective product, speak with the skilled New York personal injury lawyers at Barasch & McGarry. We have a deep knowledge of products liability law and will answer your questions while working to find the best avenues to pursue the monetary damages you need and deserve.
Dangers Presented By Defective Products
Sometimes, defectively designed and manufactured products can cause serious consumer injuries. Although the range of defective product cases is fairly broad, most claims fall under one of three basic products liability categories: defectively manufactured products, defectively designed products or products without adequate instructions or warnings. Understanding the differences among these categories will make it much easier to identify your claim and accurately present your case in court.
Types of products liability cases:
Defectively manufactured products – This category is arguably the most common and obvious type of products liability, occurring when a product was defectively produced. This defect can occur as the result of an error in the manufacturing process, making the product different from some or all of the other ones produced at the same time. Common issues are related to defective auto parts, unsafe baby furniture and faulty medical devices.
Defectively designed products – This type of liability occurs when the product contains an inherent design flaw, rather than a flaw in its construction. Design defects typically affect an entire line of products, and can occur even if the products were perfectly assembled according to the manufacturer’s standards. Examples of design defects include car models with a tendency to flip or power tools with inadequate safety guards. Again, personal injury claims regarding defectively designed products must be caused by the design flaw rather than failure on the consumer’s part to use the product correctly.
Failure to provide adequate instructions or warnings – This type of products liability involves products that are inherently dangerous in some way but did not come equipped with adequate user instructions or warnings. These dangers are typically not obvious to the user and require using extra caution. Examples of this type of claim include defective drugs lacking warnings about their dangerous side effects or chemicals sold without safe-handling instructions.
A New York Products Liability Law Firm You Can Trust
Products liability cases can be complex and require outside experts and robust investigation. For the best chance at success, consider hiring an experienced personal injury and products liability attorney from Barasch & McGarry. We will fairly and aggressively represent your interests and work to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your pain and suffering.
For a free consultation with a Barasch & McGarry products liability attorney, call 888-746-8212 or contact us online.