Product Liability

New York City Product Liability Attorney

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We buy products with the hope that they are quality and made with care. We hope that the company that manufactured or designed these products has taken every step to ensure our safety. Mostly, this is the case and we are able to enjoy goods without worry. Whether we are buying household goods or industrial products, we do so with our safety in someone else’s hands. When we buy safety equipment for dangerous occupations, we hope that we can trust them to do the job. When manufacturers or designers of these products do not perform their jobs properly, they put everyone at risk for injury. Unfortunately, product injuries are regular occurrences and can leave lasting effects. If you have been seriously injured by a defective or dangerous product, you need to contact a personal injury attorney experienced in handling these very complicated matters so that you can recover the maximum monetary damages to compensate you for your injuries, medical costs and lost wages. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands for a free consultation today

Product liability and defects

There are a number of theories under which lawsuits can be brought for injuries caused by defective or dangerous products, including:

  • Design defect
  • Manufacturing defect
  • Failure to warn
  • Strict liability
  • Negligence
  • Breach of warranty

In order to recover for a design defect, you must prove that you sustained serious injury and it was avoidable if the designer of the product decided on another design that would have been safer, just as practical, and economically feasible. This type of case needs the skill and knowledge of an experienced attorney and experts in the field to prove that there were other options available to the designer. In order to recover for a manufacturing defect, you need to establish that the design of the product was proper but that the manufacturer deviated from that design. Oftentimes the product is designed and manufactured properly but it might still cause injury because it lacked appropriate warnings to alert the user of dangers inherent in the product.

Product liability cases

There are countless product liability cases. Some of the many examples of auto defects through history include:

  • SUV rollovers
  • Unmanageable motorcycles
  • Automobiles with defective acceleration pedals

Furthermore, there are countless parts of cars that have caused serious injury, including:

  • Airbags
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Seat belts
  • Brake systems
  • Floor mats

There are a myriad of household products that have caused harm in the past and still do, including:

  • Cribs
  • Toys
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Heating systems
  • Furniture
  • Cleaning products
  • Batteries
  • Exercise equipment

Some of the many industrial products that have caused injury include:

  • Ladders
  • Scaffolds
  • Hand tools
  • Farm equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Wood chippers

Contact a Westchester County law firm with product liability experience

Given the complicated nature of product liability cases, it is important to consult with an attorney with experience in these matters. For over 30 years, the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands has aggressively fought to pursue compensation for its injured clients. If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective or dangerous product, please contact our office to discuss your case.